Everyone claims to be an expert photographer these days, but no one wants to learn the photography basics. Well, maybe you do. But how do you expect to harness the necessary tips and tricks without proper guidance? Look no further. Below are a few rudimentary points to get you started.
- Don't go crazy with equipment. Just because Popular Photography recommends the Fujifilm Fineplex 100, doesn't mean you have to buy it. Sound simple enough? It should be. Any basic digital camera should work just fine. Keep in mind, this is not an audition to film or photograph "Iron Man 3."
- Fall in love with the tripod. No matter how steady of a hand you have, a tripod will transform your pictures. Overcome the "shaky camera" feeling with this basic photography tip. You'll soon be more confident and the satisfaction (vs. depression) of snapping photographs should soon cease. Most basic tripods can be picked up from Wal-Mart or your local camera shop for under twenty dollars. Invest today.
- Camera at the ready. "This is my camera. There are many like it..." Ok, Ok. Just keep the trust snapper with you at all times so you don't miss the lifetime shot. If you fancy yourself to be a photographer, how do you expect to do that without a camera on you?
- Repetition, Repetition, Repetition. On top of always having your camera ready, don't forget to use it! Snap shots of some of even the most mundane settings. Digital photography allows you to take shot after shot without breaking the bank. Take three of the same setting. Who cares? Just keep snapping. Maybe you'll catch a different bird in the flock on shots five and six. Set up different angles. The opportunities are endless when utilizing time and energy.
- Experimentation is your friend. Try new things. Don't be afraid to learn. This is what what mastering photography is all about. Along with repetition comes not being afraid to fail while learning new techniques. Yes, practice makes perfect. But who wants to practice the same thing over and over? Once you've mastered (or at least tried) some of the basics, keep trying to expand your horizons.