Photography 101: Why Your Photos Suck

Check out Photography 101: Why Your Photos Suck from Stephen Dennstedt’s blog.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Why your photos suck. Did he just say that? Well—actually it’s the title of the YouTube video I included from Chelsea and Tony Northrup. Disclosure: At one time (2016) I was a paid contributor to their blog at Northrup Photo. Link to my articles.

I rant about photographers spending too much of their time focused on gear instead of honing their craft. I like new gear too (God help me) but rampant GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) can sound a creative’s death knell—don’t do it. Instead . . .

. . . study the work of master painters and photographers, watch YouTube videos like this one that focus more on improving your photography than on technical gear reviews, and find a mentor or mentors to give you constructive feedback instead of hollow Facebook likes and shares from family and friends. Likes and shares will stroke your ego but they…

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