Photography, Photos, Landscape, Video, Stills
Curated By
Michael Albans

Michael Albans is a photographer and photojournalist who photographs news, sports and children. Mike works for the Associated Press, AP,The New York Times, New York Daily News. Mike Albans is Content and Photography Editor for The CMO Club.

He or She Might Be Thinking About...

  • I don't know what kind of camera I need for my needs.
  • What advantages will a low light camera provide for my photography?
  • Should I spend more money on the camera body or the lens?
  • What is the importance of aperture related to the amount that I let into the camera?
  • How does shutter speed the clarity of my photo?
  • What is the relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO? How do I manage all three together?
  • What is the difference between manual and automatic camera mode?
  • What is white balance: 
  • How does autofocus work?
  • How does image stablization really work?
  • How do I know when to use a flash?
  • My camera does video; why does it shut off after 30 minutes?
  • Do I need a standard 18-55mm or 18-80mm lens?
  • What is the purpose of a macro lens?
  • Should I practice with a prime lens to get really focused on my subject?

Words That Might Be Encouraging

  • Encourage them to use and carry the camera. ...even if its your iphone camera.
  • Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away. 
  • Try changing one variable at a time to see how it changes the photo.
  • I would like to support your journey by paying half of a nice camera.
  • Appreciate the pictures. Ask the person about technical details.
  • Share their point of view and ask questions about what they were thinking.
  • Work with still objects. Play with colors. Play with lines. ...
  • 365 Project. Take one or more photographs per day, every day of the year.
  • Gift yourself photo assignments.
  • Join a community of photographers with some people with more skill than you.

Words That Might Be Discouraging

  • Every camera is the same.
  • Why do your pictures look fuzzy?
  • I don't see why you need anything more than and iphone.
  • Using professional cameras is complicated.
  • I think photography is for people who just want to observe things, instead of doing things.
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