Select only the best of your pictures to show to others and leave the rest in the drawer. Showing someone every picture you have taken dilutes the effect of the best pictures and gets very boring. You may want to show twenty pictures of little Johnny at the park because they are all quite good and you can't decide which are the best but, trust me, you will be better off making that decision and showing only the few good ones. - go to Selecting Photos
Have you ever noticed how when you want to take a photo of a place you may never get the chance to visit again; as soon as you get out your camera you notice a crane in the frame. Or worse a coach load of tourists start milling around you (not sure the English wry humour will translate but one tries.)
Once I visited a place famous for sunsets,then waited an hour in a good location. Just as the sun was about to set a woman with a big hat stood in between the sunset and me.
Always carry at least 3 blank memory cards and plenty of extra batteries with you at all times.
Yep, especially if you're using rechargeable ones. They run down quickly. Have a battery charger with you too, although it takes hours to charge them, so I've heard. I leave them in overnight, usually, before I go out snapping.
But it's cheaper in the long run, and more enviro-friendly and all that.
if you are an expert in photography, i think you should try taking pictures of nature and stuff like that close up. If you are not, try taking pictures of things around the house.......thats what i did for a while untill i started being asked to take pictures as a job and i took it
BEST tip is to keep the light behind you, and even a bit behind your shoulder when looking for those sunset or sunrise shadows.
Second is to take your time.
You are so right! That was the first thing my Dad taught me about photography.
Some experts say that the best time to take pictures outside is before 10:00 in the morning and after 2:00 in the afternoon. The natural light is good during these times.
I think we tend to forget these bssics sometimes with modern cameras that make an ok picture out of almost anything - it is only when we get the pics bigger on the screen that we notice the poor quality of what we thought were good shots.
I have decided to get a stand for the low light shots now as they are the most difficult to get right holding the camera. I found that even holding the camera against a wall or post doesn't keep it steady enough for a digital camera, though it did with my big film camera !
Learn how to use the camera properly so you don't go around in auto mode like every other photographer. That difference makes all the difference
Remember it is the photographer that makes the picture great not the camera, do not be fooled by megapixels or the latest great innovation. They will not improve your photographs as much as practce and patience will.
Seems like the best advice I've seen of late is to invest in at least a middle ranked to higher end lens. For Canon Digitals, something like the Canon EF 50mm f1.4.
Hi, I have a digital Leica, but I still love my old Cannon A1, not because of the camera but because of its amazing lens 50/1,4. No other lens so far got me the effect I can get with the lens. So I have a problem converting fully to the new digital religion. Lens is the camera's heart and soul, everything else is the brains. By the way I am looking for old FD wide angle 17 mm If you know where I can get it, let me folks know.
I say if you want to take personal photos or photography pic you might wanna keep the light dim. that one of the reasons that museums keep their lights not too bright so people can be able to take pictures.
It really depends what you're photographing. Other people have already commented with great general advice such as carrying extra batteries and memory cards and taking lots of pictures. I mostly focus on product photography for Etsy. I've written a couple hubs about it:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Tips-for-Taking … lry-Photos
http://hubpages.com/hub/Backgrounds-and … hotography
Both hubs have advice that carries into other areas of photography, too.
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