Congratulations; this is the very first step to become a great photographer! However, there is so much information that you may not have a clue where or how to start. Below are some tips that can boost the quality of your photos.
Be quick when taking your pictures! If you take too long, the subject could move, the sun could move behind a cloud or it could start raining. Anything could happen, so don’t delay. It is better if your camera takes pictures quickly.
For landscape photography, attempt to capture the natural depth of the view. Place an object or person in your image’s foreground to provide an understanding of the scale of your photo. Set a small aperture, try one no greater than a f/8 if it’s a digital or f/16 with an SLR, so that your foreground and background can both be sharp.
As a photographer, it is important that you keep your batteries well charged so you never have to miss out on the opportunity to take a great picture. You can go through batteries quickly, especially if you have a LCD screen, so be sure that you have fresh batteries in it before you head out for a day of photography. Another great idea would be carry an extra set of batteries for the camera so you don’t miss your shot.
If you like to buy souvenirs when you travel, take photographs of them. For example, photograph the shop where you had originally purchased the memento, or frame the object against a memorable background. This will allow you to create a story behind the objects you bought as souvenirs that you will enjoy when you return home.
Make sure to jot a few notes down with your pictures. When you look at the hundreds of pictures you took, it might be hard to remember where you took all of them, or how you felt at that moment. Carry a small notebook with you so you can take brief notes as you take each photograph.
Try to get close to your subject when shooting. Nothing is worse than viewing a photo of a subject that is too far away to see any clear details or colors. Do everything you can to make sure your subject stands out and is seen clearly.
These tips and techniques should point you in the right direction as you strive to sharpen up your skills as a photographer. Feel free to refer back to this article whenever necessary. Just stick with it; with persistent you can turn your photography into an art form!