The Best Advice a Photographer Can Receive

The pursuit of growth and development in photography often hinges on the guidance and wisdom shared among photographers. This fantastic video offers some of the best advice a photographer has received in his journey. 

Coming to you from Peter Forsgård, this reflective video discusses lots of valuable tips and guidance. Forsgård shares the best advice he's received from fellow photographers, covering a wide range of topics from the importance of customer service and the photographer-client relationship to technical aspects like understanding and utilizing light effectively. One standout piece of advice is the concept that clients perceive the photographer within the image, highlighting the significance of the interaction and experience during the photoshoot. This insight stresses the need for photographers to not only focus on the technicalities of their craft but also on the human element, ensuring clients feel comfortable and enjoy their session.

Forsgård also encourages photographers to explore beyond their comfort zones, arguing that dabbling in different genres and styles can ignite creativity and broaden one's skill set. This notion of being "horrible," as mentioned by Forsgård, or embracing more raw and unrefined aspects of photography, challenges photographers to reconsider their aesthetic preferences and the polished images they're accustomed to producing. It's a call to authenticity and exploration that can lead to a deeper understanding of what photography means on a personal level. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Forsgård.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Bravo! Info all need to write and put on a cardboard sign and hang next to the processing station. 1. Study a book on the Camera (your tool) you may find info on other genre that may help in yours. Like the get out there- the hardest is the cold of night or even winter but to awake without alarm. Back in the magazine days I read about Milky Way and my new camera A7S was best to use. I was so excited to try that every night hour to get ready and leave my eyes would open at the time a few minutes before an alarm. A benefit there was sunrise captures and even birding during morning feeding a threefer morning. Study the light through the year from the sun long in sumer and short in winter but bid way March and October rise and set opposite each. To capture the light on a city the night before the full moon will light the foreground city with a full moon above it. To capture a full moon over a bright foreground ISO/SS equal at 125 aperture 8 to 11 for sharpest Bracket 5 at +/- 3ev center start at .5 it will work for any lens 10mm to 80mm depends how much foreground you want. Or the easy in post is the blend a sharp moon over the of a moon glow but no bigger than the size that seen with a outstretched thumb like back in darkroom days. Today you have the net to learn even more than some schools.
Remember any camera can do what you want just learn the operation's and know the light!