Learn Creative Photography - 6 Photography Lessons Learned in 2012

1. Always keep your camera with you.

This is the most important rule of photography. If you don’t carry your DSLR, you should carry either a compact camera or, at most, your camera phone. It’s not the image quality of the camera, but rather the expertise in the photography. This means that the photo may not be the best quality, but you’ll get that picture. The more chances you have to take pictures, the better chances you have of improving your skills and getting the best photographs.

2. Take more time to photograph

To be a professional photographer, you need to dedicate substantial amounts of time and effort to your passion for achieving an appropriate level of proficiency. Like any other pastime, it takes time and dedication to develop a technique, and if you are willing to make an effort to sacrifice, the results will be evident in your photos. I’ve noticed that, even if I don’t shoot a picture, simply being at a spot and planning out what I’m planning to take will get me in the mood. In any activity, you’ll discover that time is an excellent source of inspiration and helps you get into the right mindset to take a great photo. If you’re in a hurry, the likelihood of your pictures being rushed looks more likely.

3. Be patient when you compose your picture

Related to taking time to shoot is taking time when shooting. We all need to remember this every now and again. There is no way to overthink the composition. It’s okay, but better not to do inadequate, especially when you’re learning. A little effort can go an incredibly long way, and it could lead to the once-in-a-lifetime photograph. Keep in mind that digital cameras make it very easy and expensive that often resulting in too many photos with poor quality. Before pressing your shutter button, stop thinking, then take the picture.

4. Discover something that is entirely new

In reality, the three points may actually be three new things to be aware of and consider the possibilities. We all lack knowledge in any hobby we choose to pursue, and it’s no less an issue with photography. If you take an online photography course, purchase an ebook or sign up for a group, be sure to set out to fill in one of the knowledge gaps. You can also learn the latest techniques or an additional function for your camera. I am able to recall how my photography improved when I learned to utilize aperture compensation. Tiny learning increments in learning can produce hugely high-quality results, which is why it is essential to keep working.

5. Conduct a lot of investigation before buying something new

Before purchasing a brand new piece of equipment for photography, think about whether it is required. Do I have to spend the number of dollars, or could some other product suffice? I am a sucker for new gadgets and toys, but the majority of them aren’t necessary. On the opposite, when you don’t do enough research, you could buy things that don’t perform the task you’d like to achieve. Check out the web, talk with a close friend, or pop into your local photography shop and find out more about it prior to purchasing.

6. Enjoy your photography more

It could be the day off with a local photography group or spending a weekend in an area of natural beauty, or even framing and printing some of your top images and hanging them up in your home. They will help you to develop your enthusiasm and keep the fun levels up. We all experience slumps in our interests and must find ways to keep the kettle on. Don’t worry about getting too technical and get a grasp of it. If something rings your photography bell, Let it occur.

Everyone needs to look back with our 20/20 eyes and explore new things, work on improving our technique, and have enjoyment. If your photography doesn’t make you happy, then you must think about whether it’s the right choice for you. Enjoy your photography as you discovered to become more creative in your photography in 2013.