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After 7BB I look for more opportunities

 8th Oct 2018

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7 Building Blocks of Photography 27 Building Blocks of Photography has ...

Improved my photography.

What are the differences before 7 Blocks & after?

After the course I (try to) make sure that everything is ok before I press the shutter button. Before it was too much the case that either the exposure was not correct or the composition could be better (I knew about the rule of thirds, but I was so fixed on it, that I did not look around the edges of the frame).

What is the course worth to you?

With the course I more often look for opportunities. I go out more for the simple reason that I expect the light to be good, or when the light is flat, I want to see what I can make of it.

Would you recommend The 7 Blocks?

Yes, I see so many photos that could have been better if they just applied one of the blocks. Sometimes people take pictures without considering even one of them.

Tell us about your achievements (Published / sold / 100s of likes etc.):

I take pictures for myself, the ones I think that are good enough are published on sites like flickr. There are photos before the course that I am proud of, but I have attached three photos that I took during the course. The difference is that these don't show nice objects, but merely have a nice composition or the light worked out well.

Anything else you'd like to say?

I'm not sure if it was Mike who said it or someone else: For a musical instrument it is considered to be quite normal that you have to practice for months or years, for photography this is not the case, which is a bit strange since both are skills that are acquired by practice.

I think this is the case too, and Mike tells us not to wait for the special moment, but to practice on ordinary objects. That is what I liked in his free videos, and that is one of the main reasons why I selected this course.

Johan Siegers