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    Default How do u seek to improve ur photos?

    Other than taking your camera to shoot, how else do u seek to improve your photos?

    Reading more books/magazines? Attending classes? Attending a model shoot not as a shooter but a viewer/participant? Going to art galleries to 'absorb' more 'essence' so that u can have more inspiration to shoot? Opening your eyes in every daily step so that u can view the world thru ur eyes (and next time, thru ur camera) in a fresh new perspective? Reading more religious books & scriptures for an insight to one's life to seek new answers & perspective of life for ur next shoot?
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    I am working on my exposure techniques first.
    Next would be composition
    Looking at people's works help a little too.

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    I shoot any any everything for a start before streamlining down to a particular area. In the meantime i read books, look at other people's photos, read the comments and critiques on them and get my own photos C&C on.

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    Hmm... ic.

    I'm not sure about others, but my method is to work on my composition by trying to find inspiration on things around me.

    Maybe that explains why my photos are sometimes horribly exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Other than taking your camera to shoot, how else do u seek to improve your photos?
    the best advice is to learn to be your own harshest critic, to spend a lot of time going over the shots that failed and working out why they failed and then addressing the issues in a logical manner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Other than taking your camera to shoot, how else do u seek to improve your photos?

    Reading more books/magazines? Attending classes? Attending a model shoot not as a shooter but a viewer/participant? Going to art galleries to 'absorb' more 'essence' so that u can have more inspiration to shoot? Opening your eyes in every daily step so that u can view the world thru ur eyes (and next time, thru ur camera) in a fresh new perspective? Reading more religious books & scriptures for an insight to one's life to seek new answers & perspective of life for ur next shoot?
    Buy more equipment, buy the most expensive one(s), then buy the fastest PC you can afford, then go PRO, then come back in 24 years time and call everybody a measurbator without looking in the mirror and not batting an eyelid

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Other than taking your camera to shoot, how else do u seek to improve your photos?
    Sounds like a "serious" question. So I will give "serious" answers, from the little I learnt from my short journey in photography.

    As far as I can see and understand, there are two aspects to photography.

    1 Craft/Techniques.

    We all know the standard arguments that it is the content that count etc. And how great images can be made with a P&S camera. Sure! But to the majority, the knowledge of the craft and techniques can only enhance the contents.

    2 Contents

    Great content can only result if you have something to give. If you are empty, can you give anything? Yes, with good techniques etc, one can make good images - but what good images? Nice pictures of pretty girls?

    As far as I can see, the way to good content is to improve yourself as a person in as many ways as you reasonably can, and more.

    Do not just think about photography. Think about life and art - music, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture. Surround yourself with art and people who are "into" art.

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    Actually..I kinda like talking about girls and having a good time rather than art..*muse*

    *throws in a good mix of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto before students delivers a volley of a verbal artillery barrage..*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisp
    Actually..I kinda like talking about girls and having a good time rather than art..*muse*

    *throws in a good mix of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto before students delivers a volley of a verbal artillery barrage..*

    tell jsbn that talking about girls will improve his photography art.

    I think you have the making of delivering verbal artillery barrage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    Think about life and art - music, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture. Surround yourself with art and people who are "into" art.
    Well said student, here are some more tips:

    Adopt a sound philosophy
    Be aware of your higherself
    Apply PMA everyday!

    Be totally different and learn quickly
    proven leadership qualities so as to lead and
    not to follow all the time.

    Do spent time to engage people
    with ideas for improvement in our
    techniques or even our lifestyles.
    Allow people to speak their mind
    without fear.

    Study the biography of as
    many masters in the arts.

    Choose mentors for life-long learning programs
    Don’t be afraid to ask the experienced to become
    your teacher so that you can master the technical
    aspects according to your own learning curve.

    It is wise to become a learning person
    for the rest of your life. This means you are
    willing to learn from everyone you meet either
    personally or even in cyberspace disregarding
    your own achievements and educational level.

    Never be too attached to your new creations
    as you can create better ones almost immediately.
    Make sure you put your best efforts to make pictures
    everyday or week and share them in photo forums.

    Don’t follow traditions but strive to create images
    that have not been done before in this earth.

    Most important be always ready to share all your
    knowledge to any aspirsing students and give
    them your sincere and honest encouragement.

    Last but not least, never look down on a beginner
    in photography when he asked a ‘silly’ question.

    ----------------------------------------
    It was once said that what goes
    in is what comes out of your brain,
    so be careful what you write and watch
    out words that comes out of your mouth.

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    Actually it may *chuckle*,....You may never know *wink*.

    Talking about or dating girls is also one way about experiencing life, it need not always need to be the arts =).

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    For me, all I need is someone to start inciting anger upon me.

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    And photography is after all about freezing a moment in life after all. If you can't really enjoy life and view how you yourself in his/her own unique way could relate and live it to your fullest, any art you take up is just a mere copy of another person's philosophy that inspired you rather than your own. =).

    The arts does help, but having that alone is still akin to enforced constipation. It's the full circle of things that form your content. Girls, included *wink*.

    There..that's not so bad for an artillery barrage isn't it??

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    Show the correct photos to the right people and your photos will always be good. In other words, show the right photo to the right people at the right time.
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    for me its all start on awareness =)

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    Actually..that made alot of sense too! *food for thought*

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    you can start by reading this

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    Get a good camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisp
    And photography is after all about freezing a moment in life after all. If you can't really enjoy life and view how you yourself in his/her own unique way could relate and live it to your fullest, any art you take up is just a mere copy of another person's philosophy that inspired you rather than your own. =).

    The arts does help, but having that alone is still akin to enforced constipation. It's the full circle of things that form your content. Girls, included *wink*.

    There..that's not so bad for an artillery barrage isn't it??

    You are learning fast! Excellent!

    keep on and you will a great s**t-stirrer of the greatest use to mankind!

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