Every time a pick up a camera I say to myself “Self, I’d like to take a really great photograph today”. Seriously, that’s the first thing that runs through my head. Not, “Self, I wonder what hijinks we’ll get into today” or “Self, you’re looking pretty good today”, nope… My first concern is that I capture something truly great. I imagine you feel the same way, every time we pick up our cameras we imagine capturing awe inspiring photographs. There are a few tried and true tips that have helped me create better photography, click on the titles below to expand them.
Using the tips below I have improved my photography exponentially.
You should challenge yourself to find unique photographs by thinking outside of the box. Look for things that are unusual or rare. Remember that what is usual to you may be unusual to the other side of the world.
Finally, I would like to expound on that last tip of “Never Stop Learning”. One of the reasons I love photography is that I don’t think I will ever completely master it. There is always something new to learn or some new subject that I’d like to photograph. There are hundreds of different types of photography to try, and a limitless amount of new gear to use. Revel in the fact that you couldn’t possibly learn everything there is to know about photography in one lifetime, photography will always keep you on your toes.
The best photography resource you have is absolutely free… The internet is full of great advice from professionals all around the globe.
The five tips above aren’t fancy, there is no silver bullet in photography, but if you think about them each time you pick up your camera you’ll surely improve. What would you say was the best photography advice you’ve received? Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what advice helped you improve the most.
Operate your camera in manual, YOU decide then how your camera is set up, NOT the cameras computer. I’m sure you’ll learn quicker that way. Just my 2 cents worth 🙂
Great advice! Shooting manual opens up an entire new world of creativity for photographers.
Being an older guy, the “Never stop learning” advice is certainly the most encompassing of the 5 offers. As long as we keep our minds open and our eyes roving around the scene before us, even returning to the same location can offer up different interpretations of what we have seen before.
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