(Non-Photography) – I Don’t Understand the Problem with Sports Bandwagoning – Part Two

(Non-Photography) – I Don’t Understand the Problem with Bandwagoning. (Golden State Warriors) (NBA) (Part Two)

 

This post is the second part of the topic with the first talking about how I got into NBA this one talks about my opinion on bandwagoning. This post happens to coincide with the first week of the 2017/2018 NBA Regular season… Where GSW are currently 1-2 *sigh.

Anyway past that and onto the blog.

Sports bandwagoning can be frustrating for old fans of the sport and old fans of the teams. But overall I believe it is good for the NBA but I can sort of understand old fans frustrations but believe that their dislike would be changed if they thought about the bigger picture.

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(Non-Photography) – I Don’t Understand the Problem with Sports Bandwagoning – Part One

So… this post is a little different to my normal photography blogs but it is on a topic that I’m invested in and am curious about what other people think. This post will be in 2 parts with the first covering how I became a fan of NBA and the Golden State Warriors (GSW) and the second discussing my views on bandwagoning.

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The Photography ‘Zone’

What I mean by the photography ‘zone’ is similar to the zone you would get in as an athlete when you’re 100% dialed in and concentrated on what you are doing and not easily distracted. Personally I think this a very important part of my photography and currently directly influences the quality of my photography outings. I’m hoping as I get more experienced I will be able to produce quality images at a whim but at this stage I rely on ‘the zone’ to help me out. This is how I get into it.

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I Want to Try Photoshoots

Photoshoots present a different perspective on photography than I normally have with my current street photography that I prioritise. With photoshoots I would be in control of almost every aspect of the image except for maybe the models poses and expressions, whereas in street photography I have much less control over the scene and instead of creating my own scene from scratch I create it from what is already available and what I see. I definitely like this approach as it helps to stretch your creativity in photography initially and helps you learn about contrasting, shadows and different lighting but studio photography would still present a lot of challenges and require a lot of thought and learning that can continue to push my photography and my understanding of taking great photographs.

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My Thoughts on Learning Photography Through Textbooks

Photography text books are interesting textbooks as photography is an art and way of expressing yourself which means the finer details can’t be taught through words on a page alone. Someone who is looking to learn photography must be able to able to learn through practice more than just reading alone. In saying that I still think textbooks have a large place in learning photography. I’ll outline why below.

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