your ‘seeing’ of surroundings, people and simple everyday objects in the world around you. Avoid taking these things for granted just because they are familiar. Develop your awareness of the way lighting and viewpoint can transform appearances, and be quick thinking enough to capture an expression or sum up a fast changing situation by selecting the right moment to shoot. Become skilled in these areas and you will be a good photographer.
Naturally, the digital medium offers benefits over film-based photography. First, there’s the immediacy of viewing our images, a few seconds after they are recorded. We can show the pictures to our friends, evaluate them, and reshoot immediately if they’re not technically or creatively satisfying.
Whether we use a digital camera or scan our conventional photographs, digital imaging also affords a vast range of image-enhancement opportunities as a secondary creative outlet. In the digital darkroom, we can achieve effects that were extremely difficult or impossible to achieve with an enlarger and caustic chemicals. Finally, there’s no need to make trips to a lab for film, processing, or printing.