A Different Approach for Learning to Master Photography
This is a different kind of article on how to go about learning photography. It is about where to begin. It presents a strategy for learning photography that may seem counter-intuitive. There are what seems a million tutorials on different types of photography including what to learn, choosing gear, and opinions on best techniques, but I cannot say I as often see posts on how to proceed. It is the kind of subject that can leave you feeling overwhelmed – especially in the beginning when everything is new and when the more you learn the more you realize you know nothing. Although this is also true for other subjects, it seems especially true for photography, since the latter encompasses not only what happens behind and in front of the camera before you press a button, but what happens after – what you do with the image created. Photoshop alone can be overwhelming to master.
Many people assume learning photography is subjective. Although this is true, the fact is most people become bored or frustrated long before they become knowledgable about shooting different types of photography. Most people need something to propel them forward and encourage them while they learn. They need to accomplish something.