• Planning, Scouting, and Revisiting: The Hard Labor of Seeing

    3 monthes ago - By Peta Pixel

    I am a self-taught photographer. I don't believe you can teach someone photography unless they have the heart for it and they are willing to do the work required. As Brett Weston famously said: “Beyond the rudiments, it is up to the artist to create art, not the camera.”
    I'd like to talk about the rudiments - or fundamentals - of photography.

    
In the beginning, it is beneficial to know the general history of photography and the rules of composition, even if you intend to break those rules. I believe the best way to learn the aesthetics of composition is to study the master painters. As a...
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