Become a better photographer

8 years 5 months ago #226931 by icepics
Good point CW! There are techniques in framing and composing shots that can be learned to create good images. As you mentioned, changing your vantage point (sometimes just a step) can totally change your photo. If you're someplace where there isn't room to move around much, I scrunch down or stand on tiptoes or lean to change my perspective.

I think the eye tends to look at the subject and I taught myself to look around the entire viewfinder/viewscreen and try to notice my backgrounds.

Also it can help I think to learn the elements of composition of art (line, shape, space etc.) so you can learn over time how to use those elements to get well composed photos.

Sharon
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8 years 5 months ago #227051 by Rob pix4u2
Learn by doing - your mistakes teach you as much as your successes
Get used to shooting during the "golden hours" at dawn and just around sunset
Practice, practice, practice if you want to get good at photography

Remember to engage brain before putting mouth in gear
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8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #227182 by John37
Don't be afraid to post your photos for some feedback. There are lots of good people here with lots of good advice! You will learn so much more from feedback on your photo, than you will by simply reading or watching. Particularly if you're new!! :)

Take feedback positively instead of like you're being attacked. :thumbsup:

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8 years 4 months ago #230312 by jpll
I agree... check your lens and make sure the cap is removed.. happened to me not once but twice! :lol:


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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #230335 by Bob Eaton
In the "old days" of film, which I still shoot, practice was a bit limited by your budget, and the fact that you had to wait to see your photos! With digital, you get instant feedback!!!!!!!! That doesn`t mean you just shoot and hope for the best!!!!! You still need to perfect your "eye" for your subject! Good luck, and lets see those shots!!!!! ;) :thumbsup: :cheers:

Nothing is Beatleproof!!!!!!!!!

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8 years 4 months ago #230830 by mklinejr
one thing I have been learning .....Is NEVER SETTLE for mideocre images...make the best images

Life is much more managable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party - Jimmy Buffet

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8 years 4 months ago #231317 by Bob Eaton
Don`t be afraid to try something you think is wrong!!!!! I mean if you try something that goes against what you`ve been told, it may just work!!!!!!!!! :rofl: :thumbsup:

Nothing is Beatleproof!!!!!!!!!
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8 years 4 months ago #235556 by sakuraginaruto
This ones so far one of the best tip. I am sometimes afraid of how I would be taking the photos because mainly of something that can be dangerous. And in the end, an opportunity to capture a very nice photo is lost. Thanks for reminding me this!


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8 years 4 months ago #235770 by Rob pix4u2
practice depth of field, learn what it is, and how to use it to make your subject stand out in your photo

Remember to engage brain before putting mouth in gear
Rob Huelsman Sr.
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8 years 4 months ago #235799 by ambitions4
They'd ask you to buy a proper DigiSLR, But when I did my course, I worked on a Fully Manual 35mm Camera.

A word of warning, although his method of teaching is good, I'd recommend you take it with a pinch of salt.


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8 years 3 months ago #237406 by jakephoto
Don't forgot hold you camera for bit after the shot..I figured it out myself...lol


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8 years 2 months ago #243488 by prophotobiz
Be experimental and keep on trying.


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8 years 2 months ago #243495 by butterflygirl921
If you want to take a photo with the sun use a uv filter


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8 years 1 month ago #247909 by Vin
Pop up the flash if you are shooting into the sun and don't want silhouettes.

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7 years 10 months ago #264727 by Steven12
oh yes it need to be a flash.


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