Learn Digital Photography – Basic Tips for Beginners

Fundamentals are essential to whatever your hobby or pastime. If you can learn the basics then you have a foundation for the future. So here are some of my tips to get your started.

1 Get into the habit A casual observer never really involved on the fringes of pastime and never does anything worthwhile. It’s the same with photography. If you regularly shoot images that you never really get into photography. You need to develop a routine for taking pictures on a frequent basis. Only then can you implement the things you have learned. So plan your time in days or a week, regularly, so you know that you shoot allocated learning time.

2 Learn your equipment basics Getting Started with your tripod, flash, camera and other pieces will be familiar in your kit to help you create a foundation for learning. To learn creativity, you have to know where your aperture, shutter speed and ISO to change. Familiarize yourself with the most important settings of the camera and get to know their positions with the eye to the viewfinder. Once you know that starting this dials, buttons and switches then ready to shoot real images.

3 Get closer So many inexperienced photographers are too far away from a possible motive and leave huge expanses of dead or negative space that serves no purpose in the picture. Use your feet to get closer and fill the frame with your subject or composition. This is what memories are all about. Pictures with people who fill the viewfinder. Years from now you will want to remember it and not a dot in a photograph. Remember that the photos to create visual memories.

4 Use the rule of thirds This is a simple but effective rule that you need to understand before you break it. Set your screen overlaid with a Tic-Tac or nought and crosses grid, which most of us played as children. These lines break the screen up into thirds horizontally and vertically. Where these lines intersect are focal points or places where you can position your subjects. The horizontal line is where you place your horizon, never in the middle of the image. Effectively with this rule will dramatically improve your images.

5 Change your angle Think about it! Most of the photos that you see in albums shot on screens or in books on the subject to 5 feet or 1.5 meters above the ground. This, climb through variation by changing the angle to move the feet up a tree or lying on your back, you will dramatically improve your images. Do not be afraid to look stupid when you try to get a really great shot. Experiment and find the shot that works for you. You will not be disappointed.

6.Busy backgrounds or recognizable background objects lessen the impact of your photo. Make sure the background won’t overwhelm or detract from your shot. The subject should stand out against a simple background.

There are many basic tips that I could give you. These are just a few that will change your photography very quickly and go on your photographic journey with the speed and with more skill. Do not ever be afraid to experiment and try different things. Happy shooting!