7 Things I learned from my early morning photo wanderings

7 Things I learned from my early morning photo wanderings

“When you’re ready to learn, the universe will provide a teacher. In fact, the universe is constantly providing teachers, whether you’re ready to learn or not.” Zen and the Art of Whatever By David Gerrold

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When I originally started photo wandering I did not go out expecting to learn anything. My only goal was just to go for a photo walk, get a cup of coffee and go to the workplace thingie. However, as I look back on my summer, and the one before, I realized I ended up learning a lot. Like playing an MMORPG, I was gaining EXP, leveling up my photography. Here are the seven most important things I learned from my summer morning photo wanderings.

  • Time limits Walking around with a limited amount of time helps you maintain your sanity. You don’t build up too many files and you are left wanting to walk some more.
  • Quality over quantity Walking around and not capturing everything I saw was hard at first. I developed my eye, more, learned patience and just waited for the right moments.
  • Turn Left When photo wandering I realized the best way to see new things was just to turn left when I saw something familiar. When exploring with you camera seeing the same stuff all the time can get boring.
  • A simple kit is best Working with one camera and focal length is freeing. The idea of not worrying about the what I was using and just using what I had my everything easier
  • A good pair of shoes means a lot When walking miles before work, a bad pair of shoes can ruin your day. A good pair will make you want to walk some more.
  • Don’t over Share When out photo wandering, sharing too much can make me loose followers. People don’t need to see every pic I take, just the good ones.
  • Morning is a wonderful time. The light, in the earliest parts of the day, is nice. I have really learned to love the first morning light. Its simple and clean and an excellent to way to start the day.

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Location The images here are from one of my last walks of the summer of 2015. In MidTown Manhattan, it was a morning where I really needed coffee and so did most of the people I passed. It was not a long walk but pleasant.

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We35 Observations Just using a 35mm lens is the best thing that could have ever happened to my photo wandering. Nuff Said…

 

 

 

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