Taking beautiful photographs is a collective process of your skill, equipment, thought and photographical sense and many more things. If you are just starting up photography, these 10 tips will surely help you to become a pro digital photographer.
1. Don’t be crazy about investing on the most expensive photography equipment
Of course, it is all possible to capture nice photographs even from an inexpensive angle and shoot. At first, it is better to explore what kind of camera you actually need and when you need to upgrade it.
2. Carry your camera all the time
You never know when you get the opportunity to take photos. Keep your photographic equipment relatively simple so that you can carry it all the time and take advantages of some unanticipated opportunities.
3. Use a tripod
People with shaky hands are greatly benefited from tripod. Being a beginner, you should invest on a tripod to skyrocket your shots. You can also combine your camera’s timer function with tripod for more stability.
4. Make a wish-list
When you are not carrying your camera, maintain a notebook to write down the places and subjects on which you want to photograph. You can also note down some significant matters like lighting so that you can target a specific time for getting enough light to fulfill your wish-list.
5. Mundane subjects also contribute in photography
Sometimes, looking towards our surroundings with fresh eyes helps people to get something interesting; it can be at the backyard or inside your living room. In fact, simple subject often makes the best capture.
6. Utilize free resources to learn
There are some great online resources for digital photography from where you get inspiration. You can also learn the post-processing phase by using different free software.
7. Be experimental with the camera settings
You can make your points and shoots more powerful and flexible than your expectation. You should read the manual of your camera for decoding all the little symbols. In the process of your exploration, you can try shooting the subjects from multiple settings. In this way, you can learn about the effects of camera and which effects you like most. While looking at the photographs captured by you, you can also check EXIF data in order to remember the setting used then.
8. Take photos regularly
Practice makes a photographer perfect. Try to capture something every day. If you can, allot yourself some time to practice regularly. In this way, you get the opportunity to practice whatever you have learnt. You can keep yourself focused by doing some weekly or monthly assignments.
9. Learn the basic rules
At first, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of information available online about photography. You should start your learning process about reading articles written by the more experienced photographers. In order to break the rules of photography and take genius photos, you need to know the rules first.
10. Don’t be scared of being experimental
The greatest advantage of digital photography is that you don’t need to pay anything for any error. Therefore, go crazy and be experimental. In the process of experimentation, you will surely get to learn a lot.