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Learn How to Use That Thing!: 12 Foolproof Rules for Making Smarter, Edgier, Better Digital Photos: The Rest of Your Life: GQ

October 5, 2010

We’re not saying everyone with a Flickr account needs to be Helmut Newton or William Eggleston, or even know what an f-stop is. But here’s the thing: The digital cameras out there are powerful tools, and they do the hard technical work for you. Which means all you have to do is shore up the easy stuff—a couple of fundamentals about framing, lighting, and what to look for—and you’ll have a lot more fun, maybe even start taking pride in the results. The idea is to stop pointing, shooting, and praying your fancy new camera delivers something awesome, and start turning the moments you see into the photos you want.

via Learn How to Use That Thing!: 12 Foolproof Rules for Making Smarter, Edgier, Better Digital Photos: The Rest of Your Life: GQ.

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