Back to Basics

back to basicsIsn’t it fun to take a pile of PVC pipes and turn it into a studio? Or to take an old sheet and make it a first class photography backdrop? Some of those trash reused highly complex – space age technologies require nothing but two good hands, showing that no studio equipment is out of reach for the poor enthusiastic photographer. This is especially true when it come to mono-e-mono Vs. them high end gear guys.

Collecting all those DIY stories over the last year and a half or so, helped me realize that random stuff you find around your house good equipment is only half the key to taking good pictures. The other half is having good understanding of photography. Yet the third half is creativity or the ability to get creative. (yea, yea, I know that 150% of being a good photographer. But hey! if you really know it all you can get to be a 150% photographer… )

Stuff like Aperture, Shutter Speed and Exposure. Things like lighting, composition and good food. Trivialities like editing, photoshop, DNG and backup. Understanding all of those or at least knowing about there existence can promote a photographer from OK to great, or from great to superb. OK, good food is only loosely related to photography, but still worth knowing.

So in the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging about some stuff that might be trivial for some but may be enlightening for others (Also it will ease the fun of individually answering to all all the mails on basics. Please keep them mails coming).

I’ll be talking about all those things you might already know, but I’ll try to always put something a bit DIY inside, just to keep the DIY juices flowing. And of course, I’ll continue to blog and post about all those wacky DIY things I love so much.

At the end of each article, I’ll put a small assignment that will help you practice and gain more understanding and control over the topic learned. You can take those lessons read those golden bits of info as I publish them, or read them later at your own pace.

Back to Basic Chapters:


Interested in another tutorial which is not on the list? post it on the comments section, or send me a note.

– Udi