It is a hard fact that although many people carry cameras, still the world need the skilled professional photographers. Camera jockeys photograph fashion shows and weddings, creative advertising and capture media for news media. In the age of modern era, where everyone is taking a selfie so you need the right and great skills set to prove that you can do a better job.
So, here are some of the tips how to be a good photographer :
Shoot during the Golden Hour
Many of the professional photographers claim that many of their pictures of the object, scenes from rural to urban, are taken shortly after dawn and before the sunset. The lightning is the critical technique of photography. At these times, streams of lights do lovely things to buildings trees, fields, mountains and waterscapes. Try to catch those things with the incredible hues of the sky in the background to get impressive and bright photos even with simple composition.
Take an art class
Whether it is watercolors, oils or drawings, you need to learn shading, contrasts, perspective and put yourself into a still life, city street or a landscape. With the help of such classes, you will come to know the importance of composition, and that will transfer over to your photography. Your innovative technology can be high, but it is the composition that makes certain photos magnetizing.
Use a traditional film camera
When you are just limited to just one film with the set number of shots, you will learn to become a better selective person. You will take lots of time to study your subjects more carefully and will shoot from angles and distances that make a sense to you. Forcing yourself to ‘budget,’ your shoots will increase you discernment sense.
Study the work of other photographers
Don’t just limit yourself to one venue of photography, but instead make it a habit and goal to spend time with a different variety of artists like those who do photography only in white and black. Someone who shoots in rural areas, those who shot single images or canvas images, or those who are war photographers. You can learn many things from those people. Study the famous photo of white and white. Try to understand the image and focus.
Move your positions as you shoot
Don’t just photograph every time at an eye level. Bend to the side, get on the step stool, and sometimes lie on the ground. These are some of the great techniques while capturing images of people.
Moreover, if you have a dog, and that dog is on your couch don’t shoot down at it- get below your pet and try to shoot in an upward position. Or try to shoot Christmas tree from a different angle that will give you a clear picture.
Photograph what you love
Focusing more on what you will make photography more exciting and enjoyable for you. If you are more passionate about pets, people, nature, still life or something else then start learning photography by taking pictures of it. This will help you to keep interested in photography and allow you to overcome learning obstacles easily and quicker.
Make lots of mistakes, then learn from it
The more and more mistakes you make, faster you learn and helps to improve your photography skills. All professional photographers once started with the basic understanding of camera and all. The real value of learning is when your mistakes turn into lessons that will build your skills. So try a technique or style that you have not done before and expect to make mistakes.