As you know, I am in no way an expert in photography, but I have done a lot of it over the last few years and wanted to share some things that I’ve learnt! 😛
These may not come as a surprise but will be extremely helpful if you are just starting out, as they’re something I wish I’d thought of when I first began taking photos.
1. Take PLENTY of Photos
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set up or gone out to shoot and come back with very few photos that I’m really happy with. Ultimately, it’s much better to have more photos to choose from than settling for a few not so great ones. Make sure to check every photo as soon as you take it as this will get you into a better habit of improving and continuing to take more photos while at one location.
2. Take Your Time
I know this one isn’t always ideal, but try to take as much time as you can. This ties in with the first point as it’s essential that it becomes worthwhile and you’re happy with what you produce in the end.
When starting out, it’s so useful to experiment with different styles and settings etc. as it means you can find what works best for you in the long run. The best thing for this would be to focus on one particular thing and continue to alter the angle and camera options until you figure out what you’re most comfortable with.
I’m not just taking about researching different techniques to use, but research lots into the camera you are using. Personally, I find this the most boring part and instead, I much prefer talking with somebody who can guide me through it. It sounds obvious but you need to get to grips with how to operate the camera well, using its settings to your advantage, before you can think of taking your amazing photos. XD
5. Don’t Rely on Editing
Of course editing will play a part and for me personally, I do edit a lot. But it will be SO much easier to take an awesome photo in the first place as minimal editing will need to be done to create a stunning effect.
I hope these were not too obvious but I really do think if it’s something you’re interested in, you have to put in the effort. ❤
This is in relation to a sort of photography series I’m doing; there are no set dates just as and when I can.