The New Guide To Learning Photography – The Old One Was Backwards – PhotolisticLife

Familiarize yourself with your camera, learn the exposure triangle, learn composition rules, and then learn everything else (visual story telling, color theory, etc.)…  This has been the order of things since the beginning of photography, it’s a sort of rite of passage for photographers.  It’s backwards.  Before you light your torches and arm yourself with a pitch fork, please hear me out.  Like you, I started this very same way.  Everything I read told me I should be focused on my camera, the settings, and how to expose a scene properly…  So I did.  For years I was focused on creating technically perfect photographs instead of creating photographs people cared about, photographs I cared about.  Now, I know the truth.