Get to know your camera:
Look your camera up on youtube and find a camera walkthrough its easier than reading the manual. Also, experiment with your camera’s settings to understand its features and capabilities.
Use natural light:
Natural light can create beautiful and flattering photos. Try to shoot during the golden hour, which is the first hour after sunrise or the last hour before sunset when the light is soft and warm.
Think about your shot and compose your shot carefully:
Consider the rule of thirds and other composition techniques to create interesting and balanced photos.
Pay attention to the background:
Make sure the background doesn’t distract from the main subject of your photo. For example, look behind the subject’s head and make sure there is nothing sticking out. Try to find a simple and uncluttered background.
Get closer to your subject:
An example can be using forced perspective. Sometimes getting closer to your subject can create a more powerful image. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different angles and distances.
Use a tripod:
A tripod can help you keep your camera steady and avoid blurry photos if you are using slow shutter speeds. It can also allow you to take long exposures.
Shoot in RAW format:
Shooting in RAW format will give you more control over your photos during post-processing. RAW is similar to having a digital negative and it will have more image information to work with.
Edit your photos:
Use photo editing software to enhance your photos and bring out their full potential. Remember that back in the day shooting film was only half the process you still had to go develop the film to see you photos. Editing your photos is putting a finishing touch on your work.
Practice makes perfect!:
The more you practice, the better you will become. Take your camera with you everywhere and try to find new and interesting subjects to photograph.
Don’t be afraid to break the rules:
Sometimes breaking the rules can result in the most creative and unique photos. Experiment with different techniques and have fun!
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