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Tag Archives: learning photography

The Heart of a Hobbyist

The camera should be an extension of the mind. And the mind of a hobbyist is different from the working photographer.

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How to Teach Yourself to Improve Your Photography

Learning photography independently? Here’s a strategy that will train your brain to push you into action and get results.

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Week 1 Module: Tiny Landscapes

What I am really excited about with the 52 Project is that each one of us will be able to take as little or as much as we want from each module. That means you can move at your own pace. It also means you can pick to do all the tasks within the week, […]

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52 Ways to Better Photography in 2012

Take your photography by the hand and walk with Imagine That toward better skills in 2012! Join our community and participate in weekly modules to improve photography. This week, we’re looking at Tiny Landscapes.

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Just in Time versus Just in Case

Learn a new photography skill just in time, not just in case. You’ll find your skills will grow by leaps and bounds. And you’ll have lots of fun, too.

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men making charcoal in Perak, Malaysia copyright Aloha Lavina

Give Yourself Assignments and Watch Your Photography Improve

Even if you don’t take a class in photography, you can still find a great teacher. Yourself! Yes, there is a way to learn and improve on your own, and it works.

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light on leaves and rock, Siem Reap Cambodia copyright Aloha Lavina

6 Ways to Start Your Photography Hobby

Ever look at Flickr Explore or 500px and go, how do I get to that level? Well, you know that everyone’s got to start somewhere. Here are six places to start.

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5 Myths about Creativity a Photographer Should Bust

You don’t have to be a child prodigy to be creative. In fact, it can happen at any time in your life. Let’s bust some myths about what it means to be creative.

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Monk framed by doorway in Bhutan copyright Aloha Lavina.

10 Small Things that Make a Big Difference in Your Photos

It’s not what’s in the photo, it’s how you took it. And sometimes, it’s little things that you do, which make a big difference in your shots.

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From Idea to Image Part I: Planning

Start by thinking backwards. Then move through a tried and true process to get you from idea to image and give yourself the best chances for success.

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