I was helping Nathan with a photo shoot today and asked the model if I could take a few pictures as well.
She was kind enough to let me.
I snapped hundreds of pictures, and ended up with a handful I really like. And since I have a digital camera, that's exactly what I should be doing. My hope is that as I take more and more pictures, I will discover what I like, what works, and what is just plain awful.
That's the best way to learn: To do it.
I used to film everything, hoping to catch "the right moment." After several years of shooting everything and cutting out the footage that wasn't any good, I learned what good footage looked like and what was useful. The same is true, I'm sure, of photography.
The more you look through the photos you take--and as you delete the ones that are no good--the more familiar you will become with what kinds of framing you like and what you don't.
So snap away! The shutter bug is a good thing... especially now that we have digital cameras that let us take hundreds of photos at a time without any processing fees.
For your inspiration, here's four shots I really liked from today:
Four shots I really like out of all the pictures I took. That's almost a ratio of 100:1. So remember: Keep snapping!
Your Media Production Mentor