15 Tips to make you a better photographer
No matter what kind of photography you like, there are several things you can do to improve it. All it needs is patience and some essential practices. Here are 15 you can follow to improve your skill.
Explore Your Surroundings
Every nook and cranny of a particular location is a potential frame waiting to be shot by you. Exploring your surroundings also allow you to discover new and interesting vantage points to make your frames.
Take Care of Your Equipment
Get your Camera serviced regularly, to ensure smooth functioning. After every shoot, clean your equipment with a soft cloth and store them in their respective bags.
Explore all Camera Modes
Each mode in your camera has something different to offer, and there are several kinds of photographs you can make with them. Make a point to use each of the modes to know exactly what kind of images you will be able to make with them.
Have a Thirst for Travel
The more you travel, the more knowledge of life around you will increase, and so will your understanding towards how you can photograph it.
There is always something new that can learn about photography during the workshop. Also scour the local listings in newspapers to find out interesting talks by photographers you can attend.
Seek constructive Feedback
Feedback, whether positive or negative, is essential for every photographer. However, you must learn to differentiate between good feedback and general compliments received from friends.
Promote your Work
Start a website and make consistent uploads of your images or share it on social media. Additionally, you can participate in group exhibitions to get more people to see and notice your work.
Be Ruthless with Your Work
When it comes to your images, you must be very critical in choosing the best shots among several pictures. You must hone a decisive eye to create a strong collection of work.
Explore Different Genres
Realising what kind of photography you want to practice is great. But the does not mean you should close yourself to the different types of photography that exist. Look at works of different photographers regularly to see the kind of images they make.
Let Other Art Forms Influence You
Listen to music, watch movies, go to museums to look at paintings. The works of artists from different fields will influence you in exploring the several kinds of images you can make.
Have an Additional Hobby
Engage yourself in activities other than photography, perhaps collecting stamps or cooking. This will give you an opportunity to get more creative in turn positively affecting the kind of images you make.
Keep Abreast with the News
Read the newspaper every day, and keep yourself updated with the latest news. You may even get some leads for you next photography assignment by doing so.
Observe your surroundings by taking a long, leisurely walk. Soon, you will notice so many frames you may not have before.
The more you ask, the more clearer your concepts of photography will be. Constantly question how a particular photograph came to be, and what makes it a good photograph.
Fall in Love
Nothing around you is “Bad” subject for photography. Learn to have an open mind towards the beauty and wonder of life around you, and you will automatically begin making great pictures.