Good News! Creating great pictures has never been easier than it is nowadays because of digital cameras. And now, discover how 3 simple photography tips make average camera shots look professional.
Are you a photographer in secret?
Well, it’s time to increase your knowledge and get amazing results with your camera.
And no, you don’t need an $18,000. DSLR to get great shots!
Are you ready? Let’s take a look at some simple photography tips to get you started…
Relax! You CAN Get A Better Understanding With These 3 Simple Photography Tips
Want Better Pictures? Use These Simple Photography Tips for Effect!
First, you can apply some of these simple photography tricks in just seconds – when you know how.
Your creativity will leave people wondering how you make such great pictures, every time!
1. What’s Your Subject? Many Novice Photographers Get This Wrong!
This is one of the simplest photography tips. And, it’s one of the most overlooked.
In order to take better pictures, get closer to what you want to photograph.
Have you ever seen those photos of grandma working in the garden? Yes, she’s standing “way out in the field.” And, you can barely tell who she is.
Don’t make this photography mistake! Let your viewer know what or who your subject is.
Many cameras allow you to zoom in on your object. And, this is fine if you don’t have access to the subject.
But, you will get a better quality photo if you actually get closer, instead of relying on the zoom feature.
Besides, you need to take a good look at the scene to get a better feel for it.
2. Hesitation in Photography Can Cost You
Take your pictures quickly. The longer you hesitate, the better the chance that your subject will…
- move away
- break their pose
- or become tired and stop smiling.
Start taking shots as quickly as you can, and don’t worry about getting the camera perfect before the first shot.
The faster you shoot and the more photos you take, the better your chances are of getting a good one.
With that said, quickly doesn’t mean sloppy!
This is where learning in advance pays off. And professional photographer will tell you that they went through a process of learning slowly.
First, they learned about what the camera would and wouldn’t do.
Then, the pro practiced enough so that correct exposure, shutter speed and other elements came “naturally” to them.
So, learn your skill and your photos will reflect your new-found knowledge.
You can start by getting my photography tricks newsletter. It’s free and will give you some tips & inspiration to use your camera creatively.
3. The Pros “BIG Secret” – Use a Tripod!
I’ve said many times: “You can almost always spot a professional photographer when she pulls out her tripod.”
Have you ever taken those beautiful pictures of a lit up sign or someone playing in the beach sand at dusk? Then, when you got home, you found the photos to be completely out of focus?
Well, it may not be focus at all. If you shot these images with a low ISO, it’s most likely camera shake.
Professionals know this. That’s why, you’ll see them carrying that tripod everywhere they go.
So, try using a tripod to take your photos.
A tripod helps reduce your movement’s influence.
It’s incredibly frustrating to have lined up a perfect shot only to discover that your hands were shaking a bit and completely blurred the photo.
This is especially important if you know you don’t have extremely steady hands.
Final Photography Thought
One simple photography tip remains; Don’t let your knowledge shape your pictures.
Base your picture around your idea and creative feel.
Then, use photographic knowledge and your equipment help you make this idea come to life.
Remember, your best pictures come when you let your ideas take charge.
And yes, you can experiment with techniques when you first learn them.
Use these simple photography tips to create better pictures.
Just because you have a digital camera does not mean you will automatically take great shots. Great photography comes with learning, patience and knowledge.
Are You Ready for More Photography Tips?
These simple photography tips are just the beginning.
You can use them right away to get compliments from friends and family.
Yes, they’ll rave about what a great job you do!
But, don’t stop here! I’ve been doing professional photography for over 15 years. And still, I order new programs and classes to improve my skills and get ideas.
You should too! So, take a moment and subscribe to my free trick photography min-course. You’ll discover some skills to enhance your photos – and make them Awesome!
I hope you keep learning more about the wonderful world of photography. No matter if you want to be a professional, or just create better pictures of your friends & family, get out that camera and have some fun! ~ Bob
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