“It is good to love what you love so much that you forget to be afraid of not knowing what you are doing or if you are any good at doing it.” – Sam Phillips
This blog features the views of Dean Zatkowsky, former president of the Ojai Photography Club, providing tips and tricks for happy, passionate amateurs. It’s not that I think I can teach anything, but I want to share what I’m learning as I go.
The principles guiding this blog:
- It’s okay to be an amateur.
- There’s got to be an easier way.
- If you like it, it’s good
- If you want others to like it, study composition, light, color and art history, but don’t get your hopes up.
- If you want the subject to like it, don’t photograph people.
- One size does not fit all.
- Many great photos include accidental elements. Shhh.
- There’s a fine line between a hobby and an obsessive-compulsive disorder
- If you didn’t have time to read the manual, why do you have time to read this?
- Our club members seek education and camaraderie, and so does this blog. If you’ve got a bad attitude, there are plenty of other sites that welcome arrogant jerks. Go there.
I’m in it for fun. Please join me.