​​​​Are you a beginner photographer or have you just picked up your first camera but you're not happy with the results? I have created a most comprehensive guide that's going to help you go above and beyond Auto. After reading this article you would be able to learn some basics of photography and get the confidence to unlock the real power of your device.

Moreover, I'm going to demonstrate how you could take amazing photos with any camera whether it's a DSLR, Mirrorless or a Smartphone all by understanding simple principles of photography. I will give you an insight on things which separates amateurs from professionals and provide tips that you can follow in order to instantly up your photography game. ​So without further ado let's get started in.

​​​Are you a beginner photographer or have you just picked up your first camera but you're not happy with the results? I have created a most comprehensive guide that's going to help you go above and beyond Auto. After reading this article you would be able to learn some basics of photography and get the confidence to unlock the real power of your device.

Moreover, I'm going to demonstrate how you could take amazing photos with any camera whether it's a DSLR, Mirrorless or a Smartphone all by understanding simple principles of photography. I will give you an insight on things which separates amateurs from professionals and provide tips that you can follow in order to instantly up your photography game.

Now before we start I would like to say that these are just my opinions and there might be some exceptions, however, if you're new to photography and wondering how to start improving your images this is a perfect guide, to begin with. So without further ado let's get started in.

​Tips for becoming a better photographer ​

​​Taking professional pictures is actually really simple you just have to know the key elements that really going to help you create stunning images. Photography is always a learning process you always have to educate yourself and improve your technique in order to become a professional whether it's a learning more about your camera or learning how to use Photoshop and Lightroom.  

​Taking professional pictures is actually really simple you just have to know the key elements that really going to help you create stunning images. Photography is always a learning process you always have to educate yourself and improve your technique in order to become a professional whether it's a learning more about your camera or learning how to use Photoshop and Lightroom. 
Photography is always a learning process, you have to constantly improve your work and make it better. And I think you are already on the right track by reading this article because as a photographer you always have to educate yourself and improve your technique in order to become a professional whether it's a learning more about your camera or learning how to use Photoshop and Lightroom. After following this tips it would be a great idea to compare your end results and to see the improvement, which will probably help you to become a better photographer in the future.

becoming a better photographer

Tip: After following this guide it would be a great idea to compare your end results and to see the improvement, which will help you to become a better photographer in the future. 

The first photograph was taken by inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826?

Did you know that the first photograph was taken by inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826?

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​​Infographic: ​How To Take Good Pictures

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​​Are you a beginner photographer or have you just picked up your first camera but you're not happy with the results? I have created a most comprehensive guide that's going to help you go above and beyond Auto. After reading this article you would be able to learn some basics of photography and get the confidence to unlock the real power of your device.

Moreover, I am going demonstrate how you could take amazing photos with any camera whether it's a DSLR, Mirrorless or a Smartphone all by understanding simple principles of photography. I will give you an insight on things which separates amateurs from professionals and provide tips that you can follow in order to instantly up your photography game.

Now before we start I would like to say that these are just my opinions and there might be some exceptions, however, if you're new to photography and wondering how to start improving your images this is a great place, to begin with. So without further ado let's get started in.

I'm going to provide 12 tips for anyone who's really starting to get serious about photography, now they're quite general and also quite subjective. But without further ado lets get started in.

practice every single day

Concentrate and practice every single day

​practice makes perfect!

Practice Every Single Day
practice makes perfect

​​New and young photographers today have incredible resources at their disposal yet there is one thing that I find people consistently don't do, Practice. Lots of new photographers who are struggling with camera techniques are spending lots of money on workshops, website memberships and new gear that they think will help them to take better pictures and yet they're still at the same level because they don't practice enough to improve their skills. The best athletes are the best not because of genetics but because of a dedication to practice, same for photographers, they are professional not because they were born with an extra creative gene in their DNA but because of practice.

​New and young photographers today have incredible resources at their disposal yet there is one thing that I find people consistently don't do, Practice. Lots of new photographers who are struggling with camera techniques are spending lots of money on workshops, website memberships and new gear that they think will help them to take better pictures and yet they're still at the same level because they don't practice enough to improve their skills. The best athletes are the best not because of genetics but because of a dedication to practice, same for photographers, they are professional not because they were born with an extra creative gene in their DNA but because of practice.
The best athletes are the best not because of genetics but because of a dedication to practice, same for photographers not because they were born with an extra creative gene in their DNA but because of practice.

Nail Your Focus


Photo focus

​​​Focus and composition are the two primary ways to communicate with your photos, so consider what you're trying to say when you focus on the subject. It can be hard at first to nail your focus but take your time to ensure everything is super sharp and the that images are not blurry. This simple technique can easily separate your photos from basic to a boss.

Tip: While using an autofocus on your camera, lock the focus on your subject and then reframe the shot to get you subject always in the sharp detail.

​​Focus and composition are the two primary ways to communicate with your photos, so consider what you're trying to say when you focus on the subject. It can be hard at first to nail your focus but take your time to ensure everything is super sharp and the that images are not blurry. This simple technique can easily separate your photos from basic to a boss.

Tip: While using an autofocus on your camera, lock the focus on your subject and then reframe the shot to get you subject always in the sharp detail.
​Focus and composition are the two primary ways to communicate with your photos, so consider what you're trying to say when you focus on the subject. It can be hard to nail your focus but taking the time to ensure your focus is exactly where you want it to be can easily separate your photos from basic to a boss.

When using an autofocus camera lock the focus on your subject and then reframe the shot and always remember that this way your subject will always be in the sharp detail.
Focus and composition are the two primary ways to communicate with your photos, so consider what you're trying to say when you focus on the subject. It can be hard to nail your focus but taking the time to ensure your focus is exactly where you want it to be can easily separate your photos from basic to a boss.

When using an autofocus camera lock the focus on your subject and then reframe the shot however you want that way your subject will always be in the sharp detail.
When using an autofocus camera lock the focus on your subject and then reframe the shot however you want that way your subject will always be in the sharp detail.

Shoot level with your subject being too far above or below can make your shot impersonal and less interesting.

​Use Intelligent Camera Assistant

The Intelligent Camera Assistant

Camera Apps & The Arsenal

Arsenal Camera

​​​With help of new technologies now it's possible to improve your photography skills in a matter of seconds. There are different apps available on the market which will guide you through the process of taking perfect images by suggesting different camera settings depending on the environment you are shooting in. Plus there is a new device called the Arsenal, which is the world's first Intelligent Camera Assistant that you can attach to your DSLR or Mirrorless camera and take professional looking images every time you press a shutter button.

​​With help of new technologies now it's possible to improve your photography skills in a matter of seconds. There are different apps available on the market which will guide you through the process of taking perfect images by suggesting different camera settings depending on the environment you are shooting in. Plus there is a new device called the Arsenal, which is the world's first Intelligent Camera Assistant that you can attach to your DSLR or Mirrorless camera and take professional looking images every time you press a shutter button.
​With help of new technologies now it's possible to improve your photography skills in a matter of seconds. There are different apps available on the market which will guide you through the process of taking images and suggesting different camera settings depending on the environment you are shooting in. Plus there is new device Ther Arsenal which is the world's first Intelligent Camera Assistant which you can attach to your DSLR or Mirrorless camera and you can take professional looking images every time you press a shutter button.

​Master the Art of Post-Production

Master the Art of Post-Production

​Photoshop, Lightroom and etc.

Post Production software

​​Digital cameras take a really beautiful sharp picture, but sometimes they come up a little bit flat so they need some editing. In the good old days of film, we would give our film to different laboratories and they would process the pictures in slightly different ways, however, the post-production in 21 century has changed completely. Today many people seem to think that using various editing software is a cheating, but I found that just about every picture we have taken correctly still can be improved maybe 10 to 20 percent on our computers.

There are some simple changes that you can make to really improve quality of your pictures. For example, you can modify the crop on your computer very easily, just by changing the position of the key elements within the frame. You can also check the exposure to make some fine adjustments and also give the colors a little boost by a slight changing a saturation slider. Finally, you can even increase the contrast slightly and give your images a 3-dimensional element.

​Digital cameras take a really beautiful sharp picture, but sometimes they come up a little bit flat so they need some editing. In the good old days of film, we would give our film to different laboratories and they would process the pictures in slightly different ways, however, the post-production in 21 century has changed completely. Today many people seem to think that using various editing software is a cheating, but I found that just about every picture we have taken correctly still can be improved maybe 10 to 20 percent on our computers.

There are some simple changes that you can make to really improve quality of your pictures. For example, you can modify the crop on your computer very easily, just by changing the position of the key elements within the frame. You can also check the exposure to make some fine adjustments and also give the colors a little boost by a slight changing a saturation slider. Finally, you can even increase the contrast slightly and give your images a 3-dimensional element.
If you want to learn more about the Post-Production you can check this video lessons.

​shoot in RAW

shoot in RAW

Shoot In Raw

​The biggest advantage of a modern camera is the possibility to soot images in RAW format. If you're shooting in JPEG you probably have to try a new format and to see the endless possibilities in post-production. When you shoot RAW you are able to actually record all the data from the sensor, which gives you highest quality files which you can later process in your favorite photo editing software. I can honestly tell you that this little advice can dramatically improve the quality of your photos and help you as a photographer to produce way better results.

The most important change that you can make with your camera is to start sooting your images in RAW format. If you're shooting in JPEG you probably have to try a new format and to see yourself the endless possibilities of RAW in post-production. I can honestly tell you that this little change can dramatically improve your images and most you'd be able to change the exposure in such a large spectrum that you would be amazed.

Experiment with Camera angles


Camera Angles In Photography

​​Changing up your camera angles can dramatically improve your photography skills. Try to experiment with various angles and utilize the equipment you have in the best possible way in order to add impact to your image with unusual perspectives. Camera angles can also tell the story of your image, so It's always a good idea to use a tripod in order to mount your camera in different places and get unique shots.

Also, try to shoot level with your subject, sometimes even being above or below can make your shot more interesting. Change your focal length or your perspective and you will definitely create photos with focus and punch.

​Changing up your camera angles can dramatically improve your photography skills. Try to experiment with various angles and utilize the equipment you have in the best possible way in order to add impact to your image with unusual perspectives. Camera angles can also tell the story of your image, so It's always a good idea to use a tripod in order to mount your camera in different places and get unique shots.

Also, try to shoot level with your subject, sometimes even being above or below can make your shot more interesting. Change your focal length or your perspective and you will definitely create photos with focus and punch.
Changing up your camera angles can dramatically improve your photography skills. Try to experiment with various angles and utilize the equipment you have in the best possible way in order to add impact to your image with visual unusual perspectives. Camera angles can also tell the story of your image so It's always a good idea to use a tripod in order to mount your camera in different places and get unique shots.

​Find the right composition


Photo Composition

​As a photographer, I'm always looking for a great photograph that has the fewest distractions possible in the background, in order to create the perfect composition for the image. So before taking your picture first take your time and work out what would be the very best angle to take your picture from. In addition, try to fill the frame with the subjects that are not distractive, so that you can really add some impact to the overall collection of photos that you take.

As a photographer, I'm always looking for a great photograph that has the fewest distractions possible in the background, in order to create the perfect composition for the image. So before taking your picture first take your time and work out what would be the very best angle to take your picture from. In addition, try to fill the frame with the subjects that are not distractive, so that you can really add some impact to the overall collection of photos that you take.








Move in close 


​​Don't be afraid to Get Dirty!

​Don't be afraid to Get Dirty!
Photography Angles

​​​Now be prepared to do physically whatever it takes to get the shot you want, it might mean crawling around on the floor or climbing a tree. Your decision on what focal length to use should depend on what's best for the shot, so don't zoom in when you can get a better shot by just moving closer. Zooming is okay but it's always better to get closer and to get the most interesting angle.

Remember don't let your zoom replace your legs. Get Dirty every time it's needed.

​​Now be prepared to do physically whatever it takes to get the shot you want, it might mean crawling around on the floor or climbing a tree. Your decision on what focal length to use should depend on what's best for the shot, so don't zoom in when you can get a better shot by just moving closer. Zooming is okay but it's always better to get closer and to get the most interesting angle.

Remember don't let your zoom replace your legs. Get Dirty every time it's needed.
​Now be prepared to do physically whatever it takes to get the shot you want, it might mean crawling around on the floor or climbing a tree. Your decision on what focal length to use should depend on what's best for the shot, so don't zoom in when you can get a better shot by just moving closer. Zooming is okay but it's always better to get closer and to can get the most interesting angle.

Remember don't let your zoom replace your legs. Get Dirty every time it's needed.


Don't be afraid to move in close. You're looking for the most interesting angle so consider whether you want to shoot a field of flowers a single flower or a tight shot of a single petal.

​Capturing unique ​moments

Capturing unique and interesting moments


​Work on your shot

Work on your shot

Capture Unique ​Moments

​​Back in the day, it was really difficult and at the same time expensive to afford the camera film, but today digital memory cards can be deleted and reused over and over again. Which gives us the possibility to experiment with different frames, exposures or camera angles, without looking at the number of films that are left on our camera. However, as a photographer, you have to remember that every shot must have a purpose. Even in the digital age, there's no reason to fill up your memory card, just try to capture the most unique and interesting moment around you. Always think that it's your last shot and don't waste your time on something which has no value.

​Back in the day, it was really difficult and at the same time expensive to afford the camera film, but today digital memory cards can be deleted and reused over and over again. Which gives us the possibility to experiment with different frames, exposures or camera angles, without looking at the number of films that are left on our camera. However, as a photographer, you have to remember that every shot must have a purpose. Even in the digital age, there's no reason to fill up your memory card, just try to capture the most unique and interesting moment around you. Always think that it's your last shot and don't waste your time on something which has no value.
Always think that it's your last shot and don't waist on something which has no value.

Frame Your Subject

Frame Your Subject
Framing

​Fill The Frame with What you like

Fill The Frame with What you like

Frame a photo

​​​Placing objects into the frame helps you as a photographer to tell the story and make your photo more interesting. Sometimes it's also better to complement the atmosphere by adding different things around, but you always have to keep the balance and emphasize on something which is the primary object. Moreover, try to fill the frame with what you like and get rid of everything else that has no connection with the idea or the story you want to tell.

​​Placing objects into the frame helps you as a photographer to tell the story and make your photo more interesting. Sometimes it's also better to complement the atmosphere by adding different things around, but you always have to keep the balance and emphasize on something which is the primary object. Moreover, try to fill the frame with what you like and get rid of everything else that has no connection with the idea or the story you want to tell.
​​Placing objects into the frame helps you as a photographer to tell the story and make your photo more interesting. Sometimes it's better to complement the atmosphere around the subject by adding different things around to simple create a story and not just plane photo. Moreover, try to fill the frame with what you like and get rid of everything else that has no connection with the idea or the story you want to tell.
​Placing objects into the frame helps you as a photographer to tell the story and make your image more interesting. Sometimes it's better to complement the atmosphere around the subject to make an image look nice by adding different things around. That photo looks much more interesting by only adding extra elements to create a story and not just plane photo.

​Fill the frame with what you like this is the most important rule of photography and the only rule you should never break. Fill the frame with what you like and get rid of everything else boring. This is your task every time you take a picture, just to figure out what the photo is really about and fill the frame with those elements and get rid of everything else.
Fill the frame with what you like this is the most important rule of photography and the only rule you should never break. Now zooming is okay but the best zoom lens is your legs to get closer. Fill the frame with what you like and get rid of everything else boring. This is your task every time you take a picture figure out what the photo is really about, fill the frame with those elements and get rid of everything else.

​Lighting is everything​

fundamental
Lighting

Photoshoot Studio

​​​Photography is really all about light and it's worth taking time to understand how light really works. Actually, it's not as complicated and you should definitely develop some skills working with natural and studio light. In photography all too often if you go out on a very bright sunny day, you'll get some really bright aspects in the image and some low contrasty shadows. Digital cameras, unfortunately, can't actually deal with really high levels of contrast and often it's better to find an area of even shade where the lighting is much more neutral and then to take a picture.

Plus you have to keep in mind that digital cameras have almost no capability to retain detail in the highlights, but they have an insane capability to retain detail in the shadows, so if you expose for the brightest part of the scene you'd be amazed what you can recover in post-processing whether you're shooting with a DSLR or phone. Moreover, you can take advantage of directional lighting instead of shooting toward the sun.

Tip: The Window light is naturally diffused especially if you're taking pictures on a cloudy day and acts more like a giant softbox, so consider taking photos next to the window. Trust me your photo will end up looking a hundred times better and sharp.

​​Photography is really all about light and it's worth taking time to understand how light really works. Actually, it's not as complicated and you should definitely develop some skills working with natural and studio light. In photography all too often if you go out on a very bright sunny day, you'll get some really bright aspects in the image and some low contrasty shadows. Digital cameras, unfortunately, can't actually deal with really high levels of contrast and often it's better to find an area of even shade where the lighting is much more neutral and then to take a picture.

Plus you have to keep in mind that digital cameras have almost no capability to retain detail in the highlights, but they have an insane capability to retain detail in the shadows, so if you expose for the brightest part of the scene you'd be amazed what you can recover in post-processing whether you're shooting with a DSLR or phone. Moreover, you can take advantage of directional lighting instead of shooting toward the sun.

Tip: The Window light is naturally diffused especially if you're taking pictures on a cloudy day and acts more like a giant softbox, so consider taking photos next to the window. Trust me your photo will end up looking a hundred times better and sharp.
​Photography is really all about light and it's worth taking time to understand how light really works. Actually, it's not as complicated and you should definitely develop some skills working with natural and studio lighting.

In photography all too often if you go out on a very bright sunny day, you'll get some really bright aspects in the image and some low contrasty shadows. Digital cameras, unfortunately, can't actually deal with really the high levels of contrast and often it's better to find an area of even shade where the lighting is much more neutral and then to take a picture. Plus you have to keep in mind that digital cameras have almost no capability to retain detail in the highlights, but they have an insane capability to retain detail in the shadows, so if you expose for the brightest part of the scene you'd be amazed what you can recover in post-processing whether you're shooting with a DSLR or phone. Moreover, you can take advantage of directional lighting instead of shooting toward the sun.

Tip: The Window light is naturally diffused especially if you're taking pictures on a cloudy day and acts more like a giant softbox, so consider taking photos next to the window. Trust me your photo will end up looking a hundred times better and sharp.
Photography is really all about light and it's worth taking time to understand how light really works. Actually, it's not as complicated as you might imagine and should develop skills working with natural and studio lighting.

​Unfortunately, in some situations, it's really hard to take images outside because of the harsh quality of the light and shadow. In that case, it's always better to come back another time or move into the shady conditions or cloudy conditions which gives a nice soft even light that is perfect for portrait photography. Moreover, you can take advantage of directional lighting instead of shooting toward the sun. Plus you have to keep in mind that digital cameras have almost no capability to retain detail in the highlights, but they have an insane capability to retain detail in the shadows, so if you expose for the brightest part of the scene you'd be amazed what you can recover in post-processing whether you're shooting with a DSLR or phone.

Tip: The Window light is naturally diffused especially if you're taking pictures on a cloudy day and acts more like a giant softbox, so consider taking photos next to the window. Trust me your photo will end up looking a hundred times better and sharp.
Watch the light and keep your subject out of the extremes both shadows and harsh bright light natural light is always preferable but if you're indoors or it's cloudy use a flash to keep your subject well lit.

​Don't overedit your photos

Don't under - or over - edit your photos

​Use batch editing software

Use batch editing software

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​This is just my personal preference. In my opinion, photos lacking post-processing or on the contrary have too high contrast or insanely split tones don't feel like the work of a professional. So consider using batch editing software when editing your photos such as Lightroom or aperture.  Now It's really worth taking a few hours to properly learn the software before you leap in and I guarantee you'll save you days or weeks of time in the future. When it comes to Photoshop use it for that really really a special image, but don't use it for a whole bunch of images.

This is just my personal preference. In my opinion, photos lacking post-processing or on the contrary have too high contrast or insanely split tones don't feel like the work of a professional. So consider using batch editing software when editing your photos such as Lightroom or aperture.  Now It's really worth taking a few hours to properly learn the software before you leap in and I guarantee you'll save you days or weeks of time in the future. When it comes to Photoshop use it for that really really a special image, but don't use it for a whole bunch of images.

When you're coming back to edit your photos use a batch editing software such as Lightroom or aperture. Now it's really worth taking a few hours to properly learn the software before you leap in and I guarantee you'll save you days or weeks of time in the future when it comes to Photoshop use it for that really really special image don't use it for a whole bunch of images.

​Shooting Through Objects

Shooting Through Objects

Photographing through objects

​Try to shoot through something instead of just taking a picture. It gives you bokeh as well as nice out-of-focus elements and it adds that extra level of depth to the photo that is otherwise missing. This very simple technique adds a huge dynamic to your photos in a really creative and interesting way. Plus don't forget to experiment with camera angles and keep your subject natural.

Try to shoot through something instead of just taking a picture. It gives you bokeh as well as nice out-of-focus elements and it adds that extra level of depth to the photo that is otherwise missing. This very simple technique adds a huge dynamic to your photos in a really creative and interesting way. Plus don't forget to experiment with camera angles and keep your subject natural.
Shoot through something instead of just taking a shot. It gives you bokeh as well as nice out-of-focus elements and it adds that extra level of depth to the photo that is otherwise missing. This very simple technique adds a huge dynamic to your photos in a really creative and interesting way. Plus don't forget to experiment with camera angles and keep your subject natural.

Think opposite

Think opposite

​Break all the rules

Break all the rules

Think opposite

​​If there are a hundred people taking pictures from the same place try to shoot from a different angle to make it unique and a little bit better then the others. Try to think about what's the most common place the photo will be taken from and then find a new location to stand out from everyone else. Think opposite and trust me this little thing will help you get better results.

Finally, break all the rules except number one: Photography isn't about following rules, it's about having fun and showing people the way you see the world. So don't be afraid to experiment, you are just creating the art.

​If there are a hundred people taking pictures from the same place try to shoot from a different angle to make it unique and a little bit better then the others. Try to think about what's the most common place the photo will be taken from and then find a new location to stand out from everyone else. Think opposite and trust me this little thing will help you get better results.

Finally, break all the rules except number one: Photography isn't about following rules, it's about having fun and showing people the way you see the world. So don't be afraid to experiment, you are just creating the art.
If there are a hundred people taking pictures from the same place try to shoot from a different angle to make it unique and a little bit better then the others.  So try to think about what's the most common place the photo will be taken from, get that in your head and then completely cut off. Think opposite and trust me these little things and tips will help you end up producing huge results. So just by taking 10 seconds ahead of time and saying to yourself, this is what everybody does and then thinking completely opposite will defiantly help you as a photographer.

Finally, break all the rules except number one photography isn't about following rules it's about having fun and showing people the way that you see the world. So don't be afraid to experiment or go out on a limb as long as there's some method to your madness you're creating art, so get out there and shoot.


Finally, break all the rules except number one photography isn't about following rules it's about having fun and showing people the way that you see the world. So don't be afraid to experiment or go out on a limb as long as there's some method to your madness you're creating art, so get out there and shoot.

​Create Depth

Create Depth

​Create Depth

​​While taking the picture you always have to ​create a depth and to pull people into your image, by having a foreground subject close to your camera and a background subject far away you create a story and a context for your image. You can also create a 3-dimensional sense of depth If you have a wide-angle lens simply by going all the way wide and getting super close to your foreground subject. This effect is absolutely awesome for drawing viewers into your image and making people feel like they're standing in your photo.

One of the best ways to make somebody interested in your photo is to show them something they've never seen before. Use contrasting colors as well as big objects to create a sense of scale and a long shutter speed to emphasize movement or zoom in one particular feature.

​​While taking the picture you always have to ​create a depth and to pull people into your image, by having a foreground subject close to your camera and a background subject far away you create a story and a context for your image. You can also create a 3-dimensional sense of depth If you have a wide-angle lens simply by going all the way wide and getting super close to your foreground subject. This effect is absolutely awesome for drawing viewers into your image and making people feel like they're standing in your photo.

One of the best ways to make somebody interested in your photo is to show them something they've never seen before. Use contrasting colors as well as big objects to create a sense of scale and a long shutter speed to emphasize movement or zoom in one particular feature.
While taking the picture you always have to ​create a depth and to pull people into your image, by having a foreground subject close to your camera and a background subject far away from your camera you create a story and a context for your image. You can also create a 3-dimensional sense of depth If you have a wide-angle lens simply by going all the way wide and getting super close to your foreground subject. This effect is absolutely awesome for drawing viewers into your image and making people feel like they're standing in your photo.

Also, keep in mind that perspective is everything one of the best ways to make somebody interested in your photo is to show them something they've never seen before. Because are getting directed of the same old boring perspective in each and every photo. But at the same time remember to take simplify photos and don't exaggerate. Use contrasting colors to make your subject stand out, use other objects to create a sense of scale big or small, use a long shutter speed to emphasize movement or zoom in on one particular feature. Try to shoot level with your subject, sometimes even being above or below can make your shot impersonal and or less interesting. Change your focal length or your perspective and you will definitely create photos with focus and punch.

Use near-far composition to create depth and to pull people into your image, by having a foreground subject close to your camera and a background subject far away from your camera you create a story and a context for your image. You also create a 3-dimensional sense of depth and perspective. If you have a wide-angle lens you can use this technique to create the same effect by going all the way wide and getting super close to your foreground subject. This wide-angle near-far is absolutely awesome for drawing viewers into your image and making people feel like they're standing in your photo.

Perspective is everything

​One of the best ways to make somebody say hey that's an interesting photo is to show them something they've never seen before. We spend our whole lives looking at the world from eye level so why take a picture for my level it's the same old boring perspective.

Simplify and exaggerate

A good photo is like a caricature it simplifies and exaggerates. Now that you figured out what to put in your photo think about how you can exaggerate its characteristics. Use contrasting colors to make your subject stand out, use other objects to create a sense of scale big or small, use a long shutter speed to emphasize movement or zoom in on one particular feature. Try changing your focal length, your perspective or your white balance to exaggerate certain characteristics when you simplify and exaggerate you create photos with focus and punch.


A good photo is like a caricature it simplifies and exaggerates. Now that you figured out what to put in your photo think about how you can exaggerate its characteristics. Use contrasting colors to make your subject stand out, use other objects to create a sense of scale big or small, use a long shutter speed to emphasize movement or zoom in on one particular feature. Try changing your focal length, your perspective or your white balance to exaggerate certain characteristics when you simplify and exaggerate you create photos with focus and punch.

​stay original ​

stay original
Don't try to recreate someone else's work

​​​Don't recreate someone ​else's work, Stay original!

​​Don't recreate someone ​else's work
​Don't  recreate someone ​else's work, try to shoot with purpose.

else's
Stay Original

​​It's always a good idea to see what others are doing and use it as an inspiration, but you also have to add your own twist to take the photo to next level. New photographers may be feeling insecure or curious and sometimes there is a tendency to just steal other photographers work. Personally, my suggestion would be to draw your own inspiration, communicate your own story and it will give you an edge. Also, don't forget to shoot with purpose. Before you take a photo first consider what you're trying to communicate in that frame and then press the shutter button.

​It's always a good idea to see what others are doing and use it as an inspiration, but you also have to add your own twist to take the photo to next level. New photographers may be feeling insecure or curious and sometimes there is a tendency to just steal other photographers work. Personally, my suggestion would be to draw your own inspiration, communicate your own story and it will give you an edge. Also, don't forget to shoot with purpose. Before you take a photo first consider what you're trying to communicate in that frame and then press the shutter button.
​There are of course million exceptions to this rule however we've noticed a tendency for new photographers to attempt to create high-fashion images when they first start. So at the end, we got the photos that don't really tell the story. So my recommendation would be to communicate through your image and keep your subjects natural and use only emotions to create tension, life or feeling.

It always a good idea to see what others are doing and use it as an inspiration, but you also have to add your own twist to take the photo on next level just don't copy it. New photographers may be feeling insecure or curious and sometimes there is a tendency to just steal other photographers work. Personally, my suggestion would be to draw your own inspiration, communicate your own story and it will give you an edge. Also, don't forget to shoot with purpose. When most people start shooting they'll shoot for the sake of shooting and not communicating. Before you take a photo first consider what you're trying to communicate in that frame and the best way to do it it will give your photo the purpose.

When most people start shooting they'll shoot for the sake of shooting and not communicating. Before you see the photos map and consider what you're trying to communicate in that frame and the best way to do it it will give your photo purpose.

Good composition

Rule of thirds

​​​Try to, use the rule of thirds and mentally divide the viewing area into three vertical sections and then keep your subjects to the left or right section of landscape. This technique lets us define a relationship between our subjects, emphasize on what we think is most important and creates a visual gateway through the photo. The rule of thirds is always a great place to start with because the final composition can be way more interesting and unique.

​​Try to, use the rule of thirds and mentally divide the viewing area into three vertical sections and then keep your subjects to the left or right section of landscape. This technique lets us define a relationship between our subjects, emphasize on what we think is most important and creates a visual gateway through the photo. The rule of thirds is always a great place to start with because the final composition can be way more interesting and unique.
​Try to, use the rule of thirds and to mentally divide the viewing area into three vertical sections and then keep your subjects to the left or right section for landscape. This technique lets us define a relationship between our subjects, emphasize what you think is most important and creates a visual gateway through the photo. The rule of thirds is always a great place to start with because the final composition can be way more interesting and unique.

Move the subject away from the middle use the rule of thirds mentally dividing the viewing area into three vertical sections and then keep your subjects to the left or right section for landscape photos divide the viewing area into thirds horizontally and keep the horizon in the top or bottom section.

​It's not about the gear

It's not all about the gear


Camera Gear

​​Equipment is important but doesn't get obsessed with it. Great photos have been achieved even with cheap cameras. Especially considering the fact that many photographers who are just starting out don't have much money to afford some expensive gear. So always keep in mind that big or expensive does not mean the best.

​Equipment is important but doesn't get obsessed with it. Great photos have been achieved even with cheap cameras. Especially considering the fact that many photographers who are just starting out don't have much money to afford some expensive gear. So always keep in mind that big or expensive does not mean the best.
Equipment is important but doesn't get obsessed with it. Great photos have been achieved even with cheap cameras. Especially considering the fact that many photographers who are just starting out don't have much money to afford some expensive gear. So always keep in mind that big or expensive does not mean the best.

Take lots of pictures in today's digital age there's no reason to not fill up your memory card. But Don't stop after every shot to check the digital image, not only does it drain your battery but it distracts you from your subject. Just trust your talent and keep shooting.
Now many photographers starting out and have to say particularly young male ones can't wait to get their hands on the biggest camera and biggest lenses available. Now big does not mean best this is my 70 to 300 lenses so fair size chunky thing and it's a lovely lens, but to be quite honest I'm probably happy using my 50 mil lens which is nice and small nice and compact and the images I get from this I probably every bit of satisfying as from this.

​Be hard on yourself

Be hard on yourself. (Learn from your mistakes)


​Learn from your mistakes​.

​Be hard on yourself

​​By all means, appreciate the great things about your shots, but it's more important to develop a critical eye and to work out what could have been done better and how you can improve next time. Try to learn from your mistakes and achieve better results each and every day.

​By all means, appreciate the great things about your shots, but it's more important to develop a critical eye and to work out what could have been done better and how you can improve next time. Try to learn from your mistakes and achieve better results each and every day.
By all means, appreciate the great things about your shots, but it's more important to develop a critical eye and to work out what could have been done better and how you can improve next time. To state, the obvious learn from your mistakes.

​Connect the dots

Connect the dots

​Connect the dots

​​​If you have multiple subjects in your photo then the story of your image is about the connection between those subjects. So it's always better to use some sort of virtual line to visually connect those elements, as well as leading lines because they show the direction from one subject to another. Leading lines are also a great way to give your viewer a visual journey through your photo.

Anything can be a good leading or connecting line if you use the right perspective, use a river to connect your foreground to your background, use the sand-dunes to draw the viewers eye through your frame, even a piece of sandstone or ice crack. No matter how you use them, leading lines are the best way to connect the elements of your photo and to create some exciting story for the audience.

​​If you have multiple subjects in your photo then the story of your image is about the connection between those subjects. So it's always better to use some sort of virtual line to visually connect those elements, as well as leading lines because they show the direction from one subject to another. Leading lines are also a great way to give your viewer a visual journey through your photo.

Anything can be a good leading or connecting line if you use the right perspective, use a river to connect your foreground to your background, use the sand-dunes to draw the viewers eye through your frame, even a piece of sandstone or ice crack. No matter how you use them, leading lines are the best way to connect the elements of your photo and to create some exciting story for the audience.
​If you have multiple subjects in your photo then the story of your image is about the connection between those subjects. So it's always better to use some sort of virtual line to visually connect those elements. As well as leading lines because they show the direction from one subject to another. Leading lines are also a great way to give your viewer a visual journey through your photo.

Anything can be a good leading or connecting line if you use the right perspective, use a river to connect your foreground to your background, use the sand-dunes to draw the viewers eye through your frame, even a piece of sandstone or ice crack. No matter how you use them, leading lines are the best way to connect the elements of your photo and to create some exciting story for the audience.
2) Shoot through something instead of just taking a shot maybe dangle something in front of the lens a little bit maybe if you're outside taking a portrait instead of shooting the people in the forest maybe back into the tree a little bit so you can see those branches and the leaves hanging down in front of the lens. It gives you bokeh gives you nice out-of-focus elements and it adds that extra to the photo that is otherwise missing if you didn't do it. Shoot through anything put an object in front of the lens and just finagle your way through, so you can see the subject through whatever it is that's blocking the lens. That adds a huge dynamic to your shots in a really creative and interesting way.

Keep your subjects natural
Consider framing your photo with something in the foreground like an overhanging tree branch especially if the subject is in the distance.

​Straighten Your Horizon

Straighten Your Horizon

​Straighten Your Horizon

​Always fix your horizon lines because when you take a picture of a landscape and your horizon line is not straight, unintentionally it can sometimes ruin the photo, but luckily for us, there are different software that can easily fix this problem, such as Adobe Lightroom. And most importantly it takes just 2 seconds in a post and it's pretty easy to learn.

Always fix your horizon lines because when you take a picture of a landscape and your horizon line is not straight, unintentionally it can sometimes ruin the photo, but luckily for us, there are different software that can easily fix this problem, such as Adobe Lightroom. And most importantly it takes just 2 seconds in a post and it's pretty easy to learn.

Take some vertical shots its natural to shoot horizontally but that's exactly why verticals can be so striking.

Get dirty
Now, most of the images I love particularly images of people were shot close to the subject, if the photographer is close the viewer feels close to.

​learn The Exposure Triangle

learn The Exposure Triangle
learn your f-stops, ISO and shutter speeds.


​Understanding How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work Together.

​learn The Exposure Triangle
Understanding How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work Together

​​F-stop, ISO and shutter speed are the Holy Trinity of photography, it's a bit like learning your time's table. Now, the basic knowledge of this three things will set you apart from the vast majority of other photographers, so believe me its worth time and effort to really understand what each of them really does. For example, you should always know the aperture sweet spot for your lens in order to get sharper images.

​F-stop, ISO and shutter speed are the Holy Trinity of photography, it's a bit like learning your time's table. Now, the basic knowledge of this three things will set you apart from the vast majority of other photographers, so believe me its worth time and effort to really understand what each of them really does. For example, you should always know the aperture sweet spot for your lens in order to get sharper images.
F-stop, ISO and shutter speed are the Holy Trinity of photography, it's a bit like learning your time's table. Now, this basic knowledge of this three things will set you apart from the vast majority of other photographers, so believe me its worth time and effort to really understand what each of them really does. For example, you should always know the aperture sweet spot for your lens in order to get sharper images.

Now if your lens isn't that great, perhaps it's a cheap zoom lens try using it between f/8 and f/11. Now that's really the sweet spot in terms of sharpness. Now without going into lens optics f/8 to f/11 its sort of the mid-range of the aperture and it gives you really sharp shots, so if your lens is a bit soft go for the f/8 to f/11 zone

Angles
Keep your subject away from complicated detailed and distracting backgrounds even those found naturally watch out for objects that could look like they're connected to your subject like a tree that appears to grow from their head.

​Get a prime lens

 Get a prime lens

​Get a prime lens

​​​It's really worth getting at least one fixed or prime lens. So the main advantage of a prime lens tends to be a wide aperture which gives you that beautiful shallow depth of focus and lovely blurry background. You also get a sharpness and an image quality that is difficult to get with the zoom lens, plus as you develop your photography skills you will be able to take some really exciting photos.

​​It's really worth getting at least one fixed or prime lens. So the main advantage of a prime lens tends to be a wide aperture which gives you that beautiful shallow depth of focus and lovely blurry background. You also get a sharpness and an image quality that is difficult to get with the zoom lens, plus as you develop your photography skills you will be able to take some really exciting photos.
​Now it's really worth getting at least one fixed or prime lens. So the main advantage of a prime lens tends to be a wide aperture which gives you that beautiful shallow depth of focus and lovely blurry background. You also get a sharpness and an image quality that is difficult to get with the zoom lens plus as you develop your photography skills you will be able to see the real difference.

Now it's really worth getting at least one fixed or prime lens. In this case, I'll go back to my 50-millimeter lens, this one's a bit more expensive, but you can get a perfectly good 50ml lens for about $100. So what you gain from a prime lens a prime lens tends to have a wide aperture maybe f2 f1.8 and that gives you that beautiful shallow depth of focus, lovely blurry background very nice. You also get a sharpness and an image quality that is difficult to get with the zoom lens can be a bit subtle but as you develop as a photographer you'll really be able to see the difference.

Organize your archive


Organize your archive

​​​Now when I started out as a photographer I was very impatient, all I wanted to do was go out and shoot, so I come home and just dump the photos on my computer. Of course later when I came back and wanted to find a certain image it was a complete nightmare, my photos were a mess they were all over the place. So it's really important to have a safe place to put your photos to organize them properly and then to back them up.

​​Now when I started out as a photographer I was very impatient, all I wanted to do was go out and shoot, so I come home and just dump the photos on my computer. Of course later when I came back and wanted to find a certain image it was a complete nightmare, my photos were a mess they were all over the place. So it's really important to have a safe place to put your photos to organize them properly and then to back them up.
​Now when I started out as a photographer I was very impatient all I wanted to do was go out and shoot, so I come home and just dump the photos on my computer. Of course later when I came back and wanted to find a certain image it was a complete nightmare, my photos were a mess they're all over the place. So it's really important to have a safe place to put your photos to organize them properly and then to back them up.
Now when I started out as a photographer I was very impatient all I wanted to do was go out and shoot, so I come home and just dump the photos willy-nilly on my computer of course later when I came back and wanted to find a certain image it was a complete nightmare, my photos were a mess they're all over the place. So it's really important to have a safe place to put your photos to organize them properly and then to back them up.

​Conclusion


Focus and composition are the two primary ways to communicate for our photos, so consider what you're trying to say when you focus on the subject. For example, if you're not trying to emphasize the button on someone's jacket don't focus on that over his or her face. It can be hard to nail your focus but taking the time to ensure your focus is exactly where you want it to be in separate your photos from basic and boss.

Anyone can snap a blurry picture of our friends standing in front of a tourist attraction but with just a little more effort you can take great shots.

​​​You might already notice that a lot of these tips are very basic, but they will definitely improve your photography skills no matter if you are using a DSLR, Mirrorless, Instax or your phone camera. So those are my recommendations so If you have any suggestion feel free to leave your comment.

​​You might already notice that a lot of these tips are very basic, but they will definitely improve your photography skills no matter if you are using a DSLR, Mirrorless, Instax or your phone camera. So those are my recommendations so If you have any suggestion feel free to leave your comment.
​You might already notice that a lot of these tips are very basic, but they will definitely improve your photography skills no matter if you are using a DSLR, Mirrorless, Instax or your phone camera.

So those are my photo tips I hope something in there is useful for you. If you have any suggestion feel free to leave your comment.


Don't stop after every shot to check the digital image, not only does it drain your battery but it distracts you from your subject. Just trust your talent and keep shooting.

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