Category PATT

6 – Listen to the Voice in Your Head

by Anthony Morganti

Here is another in a regular series of short blog posts or as I prefer to call them, essays, on all of the things I’ve learned that weren’t taught to me in a classroom or a textbook. Hence the name:

Photography After the Textbook

6 – Listen to the Voice in Your Head

A few years ago, I was watching a special on The Beach Boys. It was an in depth documentary with numerous interviews and old footage and out of all of that, one thing stuck with me – that was something that Brian Wilson’s ex-wife said about Brian concerning his famous and signature falsetto voice...

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5 – Who Can You Believe?

by Anthony Morganti

Here is another in a regular series of short blog posts or as I prefer to call them, essays, on all of the things I’ve learned that weren’t taught to me in a classroom or a textbook. Hence the name:

Photography After the Textbook

5 – Who Can You Believe?

How can you trust all the talking heads like me that pontificate on YouTube? I say this because recently I became keenly aware of something that is probably obvious to everyone else – One can make a lot of money saying something is good even if they don’t believe it to be.

Around six months ago, I was contacted by a web hosting company (probably not the one you’re thinking of), about doing a video that demonstrates how easy it is for a photographer to setup their portfolio with them...

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4 – You Want to Turn Pro – Don’t

by Anthony Morganti

Here is another in a regular series of short blog posts or as I prefer to call them, essays, on all of the things I’ve learned that weren’t taught to me in a classroom or a textbook. Hence the name:

Photography After the Textbook

Sad girl with camera

4 – You Want to Turn Pro – Don’t

You take great pictures! You’ve been posting them on Facebook and Instagram, all your friends and relatives are telling you that you’re a great photographer and on top of that, one or two of your Facebook friends have said, “You should do this for a living!”

Don’t

At least not yet. I can guarantee that you’re not ready. You simply don’t have enough clicks under your belt.

Today’s cameras are a wonder of technology – A person can pick up a modern DSLR or mirrorless camera and with very littl...

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3 – Don’t Let Technology Get in the Way of Your Photography

by Anthony Morganti

Here is another in a regular series of short blog posts or as I prefer to call them, essays, on things I’ve learned about photography that weren’t taught to me in a classroom or a textbook. Hence the name:

Photography After the Textbook

3 – Don’t Let Technology Get in the Way of Your Photography

A year or so ago I did a review of a Sony camera. I liked it and thought it was an excellent camera, but during the review, I did point out a couple of things I thought weren’t perfect. I received a firestorm of criticism for those two non-favorable remarks. That’s when it occurred to me that people are too worried about the technology of photography to the point that they’re letting it obscure the art of photography.

The photography community as a whole has a gear obsessi...

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2 – Snowy Owls, Waterfalls and Much More

by Anthony Morganti

Here is another in a regular series of short blog posts or as I prefer to call them, essays, on things I’ve learned about photography that weren’t taught to me in a classroom or a textbook. Hence the name:

Photography After the Textbook

This photograph of a Snowy Owl was purchased from Adobe Stock because Anthony Morganti doesn’t like the cold and is too lazy to get up early and go out in the cold to take a Snowy Owl Picture for himself

2 – Snowy Owls, Waterfalls and Much More

Until recently, Snowy Owls were a rare sight to see in my neck of the woods. Recently they’ve been visiting more frequently and have become a target for area photographers. Around a year ago, I saw a photographer write this on social media:

I was out at 7 am and found a Snowy Owl on the waterfr...

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1 – Who Am I?

by Anthony Morganti

This is the first of a regular series of short blog posts or as I prefer to call them, essays, on things I’ve learned about photography that weren’t taught to me in a classroom or a textbook. Hence the name:

Photography After the Textbook

Nikon D800e with Nikon 24-70 F2.8 Lens – 1/4000, F8, iso: 100 at 24mm

1 – Who Am I?

About a month ago I photographed a scene and posted the image shown above to Instagram. To me it was an O.K. image – nothing special. I happened upon the scene, liked the symmetry and took the shot.

Within a few weeks, I noticed at least four other photographers, after I posted my image, stood in the exact same place and took the same picture.

In the past, I’ve often remarked how I’ll post an image on social media and within a short time photogra...

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Photography After the Textbook (PATT)

by Anthony Morganti

Photography After the Textbook (PATT)

Like many of you, I’ve spent a lot of hours studying photography in a classroom, many more hours with my nose buried in a book and more recently, I’ve watched hours upon hours of YouTube videos. All of those tools, along with my naked ambition, have helped me become a relatively successful photographer.

What I’ve come to realize is that there are a lot of things I’ve learned about photography that weren’t taught to me in the traditional way. Tidbits of knowledge that I’ve acquired during my journey...

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