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Attributes for Being a Great Photographer….


• Hyper aware of their surroundings.

• Know their equipment and its limitations.

• Have a solid technical foundation in Photography.

• Can shoot in Manual Mode when appropriate• Passionate!!

• Risk Takers!

• Patience and willing to wait for the shot.

• Inquisitive and curious about the world around them.

• Always upgrading their skills

• Have a good eye for design and composition.

• Sensitive to the nuances and subtle qualities of LIGHT!

• The ability to previsualize the final outcome of the image.

Can you add to this list? Please post a comment with your suggested attribute.

Here are a few images I shot yesterday in Greenville, North Carolina while visiting my old college photo professor. I made a concerted effort to keep these attributes in mind.


3 comments on “Attributes for Being a Great Photographer….

  1. airlie pelletier
    December 4, 2012

    finding the unusual in the usual, the beauty in the everyday, etc 🙂

  2. keoughp
    December 4, 2012

    Absolutely Airlie! Great addition to this list! Thanks for posting!

  3. regibubu
    December 4, 2012

    You are a Master in the art of seeing!!! That is an atribute you have.

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