It became my mission to figure out which settings you need to use to consistently capture awesome photos. Obviously, if you don’t know how to use your camera it won’t do you much good. And these things aren’t exactly cheap, you want to get your money’s worth.
But, in 2001, you just had a bunch of books and magazines. There were just a few ebooks, videos, and podcasts back then. It took countless hours of reading, watching, listening and practicing so I could understand how to make the photos in my head come to life.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of really wonderful photographers out there who happen to be terrible teachers. Instead of finding help in all of these resources I just got more frustrated and confused. I’m not criticizing them for wanting to help, in fact I applaud them.
It just takes the right kind of person to be able to take something as complex as photography and make it easy to understand.
And to take it beyond understanding so that you can turn those pictures in your head into a reality.
I want to help you be able to do that, because I know how frustrating it is to see the picture in your head, and not be able to make that picture come to life.
I also know how good it feels when you get that one accidental photo out of 100 that is just AWESOME. Everybody gets a good shot once in a while.