You decided that taking better photos or learning about photography is something that you will enjoy investing some time into. Your timing is quite excellent. Becoming a proficient photographer takes time and the ability to find interest in the things you see.
Get close to your subject for a better shot. Taking a picture from close avoids any potential distractions in the background. This also better captures facial expression, which is very important in portrait photography. Smaller details are usually overlooked when the picture is taken from far away.
Keep settings for your camera simple. Take your time and master one part of the control, like the shutter speed or aperture, before you move on to the next. This allows you to just focus on taking photos instead of messing with the camera functions so long that you miss out on the picture.
When you are taking photos of landscapes, create an appearance of depth. Add scale into your photos by including an object or person in the picture foreground. Set a small aperture, try one no greater than a f/8 if it’s a digital or f/16 with an SLR, so that your foreground and background can both be sharp.
When you have to make a choice on what photos you want to show off, pick the best ones! Keep things fresh and not repetitive. Just because you took a photo does not mean you have to show it. Your audience can become bored with repetitive images or too many of them. Aim to show a collection of distinctly different photographs that demonstrate a wide range of your photography skills.
You should now have a better idea of what you need to do to improve your skills as a photograph. Even if you thought you knew a lot before reading this article, now you should really have the skills! Learn how to develop photos as well as take them.
By Gia Dragoi