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Okay.  We’re committed to taking lots of pictures — and as you do, you’ll notice two things happening.  First, you’ll start to recognize the things in which you are truly  interested.  Second, as you shoot and evaluate,  you’ll take increasingly better pictures.

Hmm.  I admit  this world with all its varieties of animal, vegetable, and mineral can be  pretty daunting.  So the next point I learned at Utah State University in Beginning Photography was to first, shoot at home around the things and people you know best.  Shoot everything at home for a week — the people who live there, your dog or cat, the doorknobs, the boxes of junk in the garage.  Shoot everything — including the kitchen sink.  Try different angles from low to high and from side to side.  See if you can see things differently.  Notice your observation skills increase.  And when you leave home, make sure you take your camera with you.  Just in case.

The pictures below are a common sight in our household.  Michael — my daughter’s husband — studies a lot.  He doesn’t read, he studies.  It’s one of the things we count on.  So.  Don’t forget to shoot the happenings at your house — along with the people and things.  From all the angles and from different points of view.

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