The Wizard Behind Wand

Posted: April 20, 2016 in Uncategorized
It’s not the magic wand, it’s the wizard behind the wand.
I’ve seen every brand of cameras and every DSLR model that each manufacturer makes in my workshops, and each camera will do a great job capturing a photograph for macro photography.
There are lots of functions and things we need to control on our cameras, and those photographers that understand and know how to properly work all those controls and functions will get the best photos.
To become a “wizard behind the wand” you have to spend time learning and understanding all the controls and functions of the camera, and the more you shoot the better you will become at working the camera to produce the best photos the camera can deliver.
I’ve talked about people that will admire your photos and say “you must have a good camera” and you cringe knowing that the camera doesn’t take the picture without your help, so you would really like the viewer to give you a little credit for knowing how to work that camera, finding a good subject, and composing that subject properly.
Being a “wizard behind the wand” is not only about knowing how to work the camera, we also have to know about finding good subjects and composing those subjects well.
So being a “wizard behind the wand” also requires that same commitment to learning about the subjects in nature and studying composition, and then lots of hours practicing to become the best photo wizard you can.

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