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5 Tips to Improve Your Digital Photography

The following 5 tips represent the top 5 things which have helped me the most to develop as a photographer and I continually refer to these to further my development. I trust they also can assist you along your own journey.

1. Looking at pictures that are good will make you a better photographer but it's accurate although it sounds simple. Study pictures shot by the best photographers in your field.

Personally I Have found continually looking at other photographers' work and examining what it's that appeals to me in images that I like to have caused the most improvement in my photography. I truly recommend you to be relentless in which images you analyze - don't study good pictures but rather only study 'great' pictures. A great photograph will make you capture your interest and stop and take notice. When looking at such images ask yourself the following questions:

a) What components immediately appeal to you in the image? Is it the light? The theme? The composition? Maybe it was the low angle perspective? Understand what it's that you enjoy so much from the image and then set out to include these elements in your work. The more pictures you examine the more noticeable trends in what you enjoy become.

b) Detect the time of day that the image was recorded? Was it at pre-morning or following sunrise? Try and confirm a trend and then set-out to shoot during the same times of the day

c) Observe the course of lighting; is the light hitting the subject from the back, front or is the subject side lit?

d) What issue always makes for a strong image?

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There are numerous online sources where you can seek out great pictures but none better in my opinion than 500px. Simply go to the 'Popular' and 'Editors Choice' sections and select your respective genre (i.e. Landscapes). There is even an iPhone App that you could download so that one can be inspired whilst you're on the go.

2. Just show your best images - not only pictures you're reasonably happy with but images you feel proud to show. There was once a question asked in a presentation by a photographer that was successful and they were asked a straightforward question from one of the audience members. The question was how to do you become a great photographer? The successful photographer's answer was then just as equally easy; 'never show anyone your poor photographs'. I believe this is quite true and just really recently is something which I Have started to do better after a recent instant once I realised that I was sharing images on social networking outlets since I felt the need to keep creating images often and by doing so compromising on quality and finally compromising my reputation along the way... Do not make the same mistake that I just reveal your very best images and made. In the event you are in two heads or not sure about an image then such an image is just not good enough! Only show pictures that you simply are totally convinced that they're a hero shot. Revealing only 5 really powerful images is much better than revealing 8 quite strong coupled with two weak images; those two weak images will significantly dampen the impact of the other eight and induce the viewer to modify their perception about the characteristic of you as a photographer. The old golden rule still stays; quality is much better than amount.

3. This third rule is more relevant to Landscape Photography. To be able to improve as a Landscape Photographer you need to be amazingly consistent! You also have captured an image which you're not quite content with because the lighting conditions may haven't been the greatest and if you see a scene, then don't settle; until you capture an image of the same scene in astonishing light return to the same location. In case you speak to any seasoned Landscape Photographer they'll tell you that the majority of their excursions and those painful early pre-dawn starts prove fruitless... Accept that you're sometimes not going to come back with pictures to share and in case you're finding that you are capturing a rewarding image on each of your shoots it's not because you are fortunate but rather your quality expectations aren't high enough! It takes years to build an assortment of pictures that you can feel proud of as I have a somewhat understanding of just how much effort has gone into making their set of images and I have the upmost respect for successful landscape photographers for this very reason.

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4. Learn as much as you can about your favoured genre of photography. It is very true; I like to presume that I'm only just learning the basics in a lifelong search to feel fulfilled and you never stop learning. I never stop attempting to learn and I fairly frequently seek tuition and workshops from photographers who I deem to be one of the very best in Landscape Photography in my area. I love to find out more and fuel my want to learn as much as I can about the craft of photography. I have met some wonderful people along my brief journey so far and I've found the community of Australian Landscape Photographers to be a friendly one where we try to discuss knowledge to benefit one another. Your favourite photographers in your town and also don't be scared to contact them about receiving some. Don't anticipate that these photographers will simply tell you everything that they understand for free and instead respect that these photographers need to make a living from what they do.

5. Finally my last suggestion is to just simply get out there and shoot! Learn by doing! Stop talking about it and merely do it! Achieve better results through dedicated actions. There'll be many frustrations and blunders along the way but mistakes are another word for experience. For each unsuccessful shoot a lesson will be learnt and this is what will significantly help you become a better photographer. I have made my share of errors and I'm quite certain I Will continue to make a few more as I get more experienced but I can let you know that I'm much better for each error that I Have made. For example I once left behind an L bracket that supports the camera on my tripod head in the car where I was away jump for a pre-morning waterfall shoot. Only once I had arrived after completing the hour long trek in the dark did I realise that I forgot the L Mount... Year's on and I Have never forgotten that same L bracket ever again...

I am hoping if so I'd greatly appreciate you letting me know and you got something out of these hints. I'd adore to hear your opinions.

Can Make You Famous In The Neighborhood!

If you have been following my daily posts, you have been working quite hard lately learning all the various photo hints and rules... Now let us try our hands at an extremely fun photo project - which could make you famous in your community! I know that those of us who have been bitten by the photo bug regularly wake right up in the morning needing to shoot at something, but we just do not know what!

Here's a project that may be achieved in a couple of minutes or can last years - and it is completely up to you...

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Most communities have some type of historical society. Try contacting the local library if you can't find a listing for one. Once you have tracked them down, pay them a visit and ask to see old photos of the area. Find a shot taken back as far as the middle 1800's, possible is ideal, and get a copy of the photo. Now take your equipment, go to the same spot and shoot a modern day photo from exactly the same vantage point, etc. Try and duplicate as a lot of the photo as you can... if there is a horse and buggy going down the street, contain an automobile at exactly the same area in your photo. If there are folks strolling down the pavement, put in yours also! I am sure you know what I mean! You are trying to copy as much as you can. (Don't forget to take the picture at the same time of day!)

Print them out side by side once you're finished. This endeavor is going to teach you more than you can really ever predict! It'll not just educate you on just how to work with your gear, but it will educate you to try to find and be observant of details. Not only that, this project is perfect for kids just starting out in photography all the way through old retired expert shooters. It all depends on you and how much detail you want to carry.

For example... In the original photograph with people wandering down the pavement... does your photo reveal them?

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A photo by a teenaged beginner may not. It is OK. Shoot at your own amount! Are you complex? If so the strollers are included! We may even go deeper in the event that you want to... Is it the same size family group as the original? Are they made up of the same mixture? (Guy, woman, three children.)

In other words, you can keep it simple - no individuals in the slightest! Only the location. Or you can definitely get as complex as you need. This endeavor is a guaranteed method to get known in your community - once people have seen your before and after pictures. Compile them in a collection and donate a copy to the local historical society, library, Chamber of Commerce.

Afterward, do it! Before long you'll have enough of them to put together a 'then and now' type of book! Chambers of Commerce adore this kind of thing!

You ARE going to appreciate this photo endeavor! Not only will you have a great deal of fun, learn to master your gear and produce a critical photo 'eye.' You'll quickly become known in the community for your photography! To learn more, assess the resources box!