posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 11:07 AM
I've been doing photography since 1978.
As to getting a good photo, it does take practice. Subject matter is not so important as the agnle, framing and lighting you choose.
Most people are going for the digital stuff these days, but IMO you can't beat film. There are different types of film available, standard stuff you
get almost anywhere, transparency film (used for pics in magazines etc ..high quality stuff, most professionals use this..love that film.) and you can
even get infra red film (night shots).
I much prefer SLR cameras due to the ability to swap o\ver lenses depending on what you're doing, some digital cameras are getting this type of
lense swapping becoming available..
I used to have a Minolta dynax 7000i... loved it..my biggest lense was an 800mm mirror lense, I was able to take a photo of blackpool tower from over
thirty miles away. in a 7"x5" photo, the tower was still only about half an inch high though
but was a great night time photo for me to
Got some great black and white moon shots with that too.
Framing your pictures makes the difference. Getting the eye to find the best angle comes over time. Sometimes, you'll find a great angle but the
lighting will be wrong, so you either gotta come back at the right time of day with the correct lighting (sun/daylight) or get an extra light
Anyway, I hope I can be of some assistance.