Anyone can take a cell phone photo, but only the best cell phone photos incorporate photography techniques. Replace your cell phone with a proper camera and those same techniques will bring your photos to the next level. Step 1: Lighting. Taking good pictures with your DSLR begins and ends with knowing how and when to change your camera settings. You need to know your basics before you can begin playing with those settings to achieve certain photography techniques.
There's a difference between the two, and that becomes especially apparent when browsing travel photos on Instagram. We rounded up 13 beautiful places around the world and compared a professional's depiction of those places to an amateur's. Watching the storm race in as I took my final image before the night turned cloudy. Such an incredible and cold experience in one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited.
If everyone with a smartphone can be a citizen photojournalist, who needs professional photojournalism? This rather flippant question cuts to the heart of a set of pressing issues, where an array of impassioned voices may be heard in vigorous debate. While some of these voices are confidently predicting photojournalism's impending demise as the latest casualty of internet-driven convergence, others are heralding its dramatic rebirth, pointing to the democratisation of what was once the exclusive domain of the professional. This book's contributors identify and critique a range of factors currently recasting photojournalism's professional ethos, devoting particular attention to the challenges posed by the rise of citizen journalism.
It seems to me that a lot of amateur photographers quickly lose interest in photography. This is especially true for those who make the leap to DSLRs. An amateur photographer pretending to be a professional photographer hurts the client, the photographer, and the industry.