1.1 Roadmap, Contents, and Introduction - The Creative Process of Photography


What to Expect From This Series

Nikon D750 Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 G2 @ 50mm 1/160s f/3.5 ISO 100 - Portrait of a photographer with a Pentax k1000

I learn well by doing and by teaching, so this series is a practice of both. I plan to explore, practice, and discuss the entire process of photography including technical, artistic, and historical contexts. I plan on creating both articles and videos on each subject simultaneously both to hopefully enlighten you and for my own practice in writing, designing, lighting, shooting, directing, editing, and promoting educational and documentary content.

The Initial Road-map

While post subject may initially seem scattered, the final result is intended to be a complete set of work covering the entire photo process. This includes pre-production, camera setup, camera settings, post-production workflow, editing, sharing, and archiving. Interweaved with this will also be historical essays about famous works, photographers, and the development of photography both technically and artistically.

Series Table of Contents

This section will be updated with all blog materials as they are created.

1.1 Series Introduction
1.2 Prerequisites

Panasonic GX-85 Kit Lens @ 25mm f/8 1/250s ISO 200 - Tower viewer across a bay from the city of Erie

Where To Follow Along

Posts will be here on ETDPhotography.com and videos will be hosted on the new ETDPhotography YouTube channel.

About the Author

My name is Eric Dye and I’ve been taking photos for over 10 years now. I’ve worked as a college newspaper photographer, editor, and creative director for 4 years and now work managing a non-profit large-format theater and as a semi-professional photographer. I also manage several YouTube channels and co-produced the Rasterized podcast series. When not pursuing creative ventures I enjoy gaming, movies, and travel.

Discussion, Feedback, And Critique

This series is a work-in-progress, I would love to hear feedback on tone, quality, usefulness, and topic ideas. Comment sections are below every blog post, and I read every message that comes through my contact page.