- Taking Pictures is Free
Take your camera out for a walk, feel the environment, the surroundings, and feel free to take a picture of anything. Harness your skills and master the art of photography. Just click and click and click, and don’t stop till you don’t get the feel of it.
This not only lets you feel the act of taking pictures, but rather, it also lets you experience taking pictures of a variety of things, a variety of subject matters, wherein it removes the weird feeling of having to shoot another type of subject, or another new type of photography.
Just bring your camera wherever you will go, then if you stumble on something that is worth watching, get your camera, take a picture of it, and view it, appreciate it, and see for yourself how easy it is to take a picture. It is just the same as driving a car, when you get used to it, it seems like it is already a part of your body. The same principle applies to photography. The more you take pictures, the more it becomes part of you; it becomes part of who you are, and a part of your body.
So don’t mind taking a picture or two of something out there. Just have fun, and feel free, because taking pictures is free.
- Learn Post Processing
Post processing may sometimes be an underrated exercise for some photographers, because they already see their pictures as perfect, wherein it doesn’t need to be edited, to be enhanced, or to undergo a series of different things just to make it more pleasing to the eyes. This is where you are wrong. Post processing is vital, because photography is not just about how you take the pictures, but also more about how you pick the best pictures, how you edit them, how you enhance them, put touches on them, and make them look more interesting to the eyes of the viewer.
Getting nice software to handle all your edits and post processing tasks is important. Try to use Lightroom, to adjust the lightings in your pictures. You can also use Photoshop to crop out backgrounds, or remove blemishes on your subject’s faces.
- Think about how the pictures came to be
This is probably one of the most forgotten things when dealing with studying photography. You needed to always keep this in mind, if you wanted to be a better photographer.
To become a better photographer is not to just know how to take pictures, and applying them in reality. Sometimes, you need to learn how to analyze and think on how the pictures that we see are taken. Pictures are just everywhere. They are in social media, in the internet, magazines, newspapers, and all sorts of day-to-day things.
When we happen to cross one, let us not just scroll down and move our eyes to another subject, but instead, let us look at it even closer, and dig deeper into it. Try to ask yourself if why these pictures are taken this way. Learn to criticize and discern if the pictures are good ones or bad ones. For example, you look at the lighting, and tell whether it is using an artificial light or a natural light, or knowing the exposure, which are its aperture, ISO, and shutter speed settings.
You see, it is just a matter of how well we know about photography, and how we can use these criticisms that we have, to make ourselves better photographers. To know the lapses and the shortcomings of how the pictures that you have seen are taken, you will then know on what to do next time, if you are to take a picture.
- Don’t let the equipment slow you down
Remember the basics, and the fundamentals of photography. You should not be too preoccupied with the technological advancements in our world, because letting them into your selves, and letting them obliterate the true essence of photography may just ruin your career in photography.
Photography is just really about taking pictures, and that it is just that, because that is the most important thing with it. Getting to know the priorities, and to know the type of pictures that we want, as well as the event that we are going to take pictures, are important, so as not to let these equipments slow you down.
Sometimes, we bring a lot of equipments with us, such as filters, lenses, flashes, lightings, tripods, and those sorts of things. One thing is for sure and that is to just take it easy on you. Just know everything that you need to know ahead of time, and just bring what is needed. This is the secret to it. This is the secret to making the improvement process quicker.
- Take in information and inspiration
Photography is a continuous learning process, and that the learning never stops. What makes photography as a really cool one is that it is not just about learning something, but also, it needs to gather inspiration from someone or something.
The first thing that you need to do is to open up yourself to receiving information. Subscribe to blogs, search the internet on everything that relates to photography, learn from it, read magazines about photography, and get knowledge and inspiration from it.
Just sit back, enjoy reading what you see, and have fun with what you do. The more you get yourself inclined to photography, the more likely you are to become a better photographer. Take in inspiration and you will surely see the big change in your pictures.
The New Year is the time where we wanted to have a refresh from the things that happened in the past year. The New Year is the time where we wanted to make ourselves better, and improve to transform ourselves into the best versions of our own selves, by making us better photographers, and to take the next step towards photographic success. Take hold of these few resolutions, for you will see the good change in you.