Tuesday 30 August 2022

Book ~ "Learning to See: A Photographer’s Guide from Zero to Your First Paid Gigs" (2022) David Molnar

From Goodreads ~ Whether you want to take better photos in your everyday life or make a full-time income as a photographer, the five-part framework author David Molnar teaches in "Learning to See" will work for you:
  • See: have a vision for your shot and execute that vision
  • Shoot: become technically proficient with your camera
  • Edit: help re-create the emotion from the day of the shoot
  • Develop: identify your area of focus for photography
  • Earn: start getting paid for your art

It’s a proven process every photographer follows but few talk about. But if you use it, it will shave years off the learning curve he himself went through as an amateur photographer.

This book teaches readers to learn to see, because in the end, that’s what a photographer does: notice what other people often miss and understand how to capture those things in a masterful way.

I recently retired and now that I have time, I want to get back into photography.  I do take a lot of pictures but it's more quick point and shoot with my cell phone.  I have three cameras and I want to get back into putting the time into creating photographs.  So that's why this book caught my eye ... to get me into that mindset.

I found it was a good reference to get me thinking about charging up the batteries for my cameras and getting out and taking photographs.  I didn't find it overly in depth about HOW to use a camera or take photographs ... it was more to get you thinking about becoming a professional photographer and what you needed to think about ... like what kind of photographer do you want to be (ie what kind of pictures ... wedding, landscape, portraits, etc.), setting up a website, getting clients, etc.

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