Photography Tips and Tricks for Beginners
So you are looking for photography tips and tricks for beginners? Well, this article would guide you to become a photographer in a very easy way and help you avoiding errors which the beginners generally do.
You must have decided to get into photography or must be on the verge of buying a new camera. This article about digital photography tips would help each one of you. So here we go:
What is the best camera to buy?
As a newbie the first question comes in mind that “What camera should I buy?” Well, a camera doesn’t make you a photographer so buying the best digital camera should be avoided. It won’t help you rather you will have to give more time to learn photography. It would be like buying a 747 when you are going to start learning how to fly a plane.
So put in lot of research before buying a camera. Search for camera for beginners, take advice from different photography forums, ask senior photographers if you know any. Short-list 2 or 3 and then go for the one, which fits into your budget.
Similar is the case with the lighting gears, don’t hurry on to it. Remember you are not a professional photographer yet.
Take as Many Photographs as You Can
One of the important photography tip for beginners is that “take as many photographs as you can take”. A very renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson says “Your first ten thousand photographs are your worst”.
And you didn’t really shouldn’t be worried about this. Just start clicking what you feel like. The more you will click the more you will learn.
Read the Camera Manual
One of the basic mistakes that a beginner makes is taking out the camera from the box and start clicking the photographs. Have you ever heard some learn to play the guitar without learning about the music and which strings gives which kind of note and at which place.
Similarly a camera is also a machine and one should get apprised of the functions of it. A very important photography lesson for beginners would be to be go through the camera manual thoroughly. It should be a bible for you. And every function should be at back of your hand.
One more tip for new photographers is that keep your camera along with you when you are reading the manual. See and practice yourself whatever is written in the manual. Read the manual at the place you love most. A Coffee shop, In the Library, while traveling or whatever suits you.
Don’t run for Photography Workshops & Courses
This is a basic error which most the beginners do when they get into photography. They get into workshops and courses at the very onset.
Relax the workshops and coursed would continue to run even you join after handling the camera yourself for a few months. Get hold of the nuances of the photography rather than looking here and there in the workshop for not understanding what is being discussed there.
Connect with Good Photographers & Clubs
One more trick for the beginners would suggest you to join online photography forums, clubs etc. You will be able to learn faster and at the same time will have fun while learning and increase your social circle too. These forums and clubs often conduct regular photo walks and thematic competitions. Participate in all of these and this helps you sharpen your skills.
Forget the Style for some Time
You may like a certain kind of photography but as a beginner don’t restrict yourself to a certain type. Go out and click different types, and in course of time you might come to know which type of photography you belong to.
Get Honest Feedback
If you ask your best friend or family members, they would lie and certainly praise your photographs. Instead of it looks for a mentor who is a senior in photography and gives an honest feedback. Don’t be disappointed if the feedback is not good, take it in a positive sense. The more you take the feedback positively the more easily and quickly you will learn.
These are a few Photography Tips & Tricks for the Beginners, I hope it would be helpful to you.
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