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7 Mistakes To Avoid as a Photographer

Posted on: 1 June 2010

From the Chicago Tribune, photojournalist Alex Garcia offers these tips for any photographer to be ware of:

  1. Not asking for a picture, for more access, for more shooting time.
  2. As a photographer, let me humbly suggest it’s far better to give your full allegiance to your vision; not your gear.
  3. …contests, even though arbitrary and unfair, still remain as one of the few ways by which someone is able to independently attest to the quality of their work.
  4. …remember to incorporate and innovate, not imitate.
  5. …it is always good to come back to see what other photographers are saying with their pictures.
  6. When I chimp (review the digital files on the camera display), I take my eyes off a situation and temporarily unplug myself from the flow of a portrait or news action.
  7. If you are hoping to do any work in newspapers, forget about using Photoshop for anything else than for basic toning, etc.

Read the article here.

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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