In my beginner-level DSLR classes, I give the analogy of why photography is like cooking. First lets start with the pre-visualization step. Do you picture a juicy steak, baked potato with butter, sour cream, and bacon, and grilled asparagus? Next, you find a recipe on how to prepare the meal so it comes out exactly as you pictured. You’ll add a cup or teaspoon of this and that..and voila, it either came out or it didn’t. If it didn’t you can tweak the recipe until it is perfect. The last step is that practice makes perfect.
Photography is the same process as cooking. First, you start with the pre-visualization step. Then add light or subtract light which can increase or decrease the depth of field. You also decide if you want to show motion or freeze motion. You add other ingredients including the proper ISO, a tripod or filters, and voila…..the image turns out as you expected. If not you try again until the result is perfect.
I have recipes for all my photography whether it is a portrait, action, fireworks, or the full moon. My photo recipes are available as an APP. There are thirteen recipes because thirteen is a baker’s dozen. They are available for just $10 and you can check them out here.
For more information on DSLR photography check out the online course.
To view my portrait photography site visit Lightscapes Portrait Studio.
To view my fine are photography site visit Mary Buck Photography.