6 Tips for Beginners in Photography
If you’re just getting started in the world of photography, you’re sure to have noticed that there it isn’t quite as easy as point and shoot. You’ll find a few tips below to get you started and help you sort through everything.
1. You don’t need to invest a lot of money on expensive equipment. There’s nothing wrong with starting small or using what you already have available. Sure, that thousand dollar DSLR will make you look the part, but the equipment isn’t what makes you a great photographer. Today, many great photos are taken with the smartphones most people have on them at all times. You can always work your way up to more expensive and professional equipment later.
2. Make sure your camera is on you at all times. You never know when the perfect moment or some fantastic inspiration will come along. You don’t want to miss out on the perfect shot because you left your camera at home.
3. Work with as many subjects as you can. You’re going to want to expand your horizons as much as possible and find your calling. Photographing a variety of subjects will give you exposure to so much more of the world, and you never know if you’ll find a subject you enjoy more than you think.
4. Don’t be afraid to adjust those settings. Photography is complex. Remembering what everything does right from the start isn’t going to be easy. Play with the settings. Learn what everything does. Sometimes just figuring it out on your own will help you get the shot you want without trying to remember every little detail of every setting on your camera.
5. Keep your lens clean. This can’t be stressed enough. There’s nothing worse than thinking you got the perfect shot and finding out that the photo is ruined by an errant smudge or random dust on the lens.
6. Experiment! Photography is wildly open-ended, and you get to show the world what you see through your eyes. Play with settings, lighting, points of view, and everything else. You never know what you’ll uncover!
Hopefully, these few tips will help you get started in photography and give you the confidence to go out and capture the world.