For today’s blog I want to talk about something that, although many photographers have already proposed, it is worth sharing some tips that we have learned with experience, besides that there are always enthusiastic people who are starting out in the world of photography and always have their doubts and we believe that it is essential to share the good and bad that we learn on this great road of learning. Here you can join the best photography workshops to learn more about photography techniques.
We have all had doubts and always ask ourselves “How to start?” “What do I buy?” “Where do I learn?” and then we can give these 5 tips or advice that we believe can be very useful for people who want to start in photography, remember that these are tips that in our experience we can give if you think they are useful to let us know in the comments or if Do you have doubts or advice that can enrich the teaching of this photographic community? Do not hesitate to comment on them!
Yes! We understand that many may not agree with this, but we know that 80% of Photography is made by the person behind the camera and the rest is by the instruments we have. And very often, when we are starting out in photography, we all give a lot of weight to the camera, we all say:
“Which camera is the best, this or that brand, how many frames per second, what lens do I buy, I want the photos to come out like those of my favorite photographer…” but when we start we must focus on delving into the art of photography… How to develop our eye, learn to manage the parameters offered by a compact, DSLR or mirrorless camera (depending on your budget) and with this be sure that this is your world, your favorite job or your way of life since we know that The world of photography is a bit expensive (no, sorry… VERY expensive) and for this, with any camera (even cell phones) you can develop and learn a lot, after all this and have learned how it works, what features it offers for the type of photography to which we are inclined, we will know what type of camera we need and be able to make the leap to a more professional camera.
This advice is self-explanatory… “Do do and do”. Since we want to learn, we have to go out with our camera and start experimenting, it’s how we all start, or the vast majority; trial and error forges our photographic identity, taking many shots of a scene or person gives us perspectives of what we really want to show in our final photo, experimenting with different daylights, changing or removing objects from the scene, locate ourselves in different points of the area, they will make us have many ways of seeing a single object or landscape, and at the end of the day you will be able to study the series of photos you took and you will be the best critic of your work, and thus choose the best shots, but not stay there, but now you will have to study those photos to recognize why they are good; if it’s because of the framing, or maybe because of the light, or the composition of objects that you’ve made, after that try to make an equally interesting photo again, including new factors and compositions.
Now you have developed an instinct, before taking a photo you will already know what you want to include and how to include the objects, compositions, and parameters, to arrive at that perfect photo.
What do we mean by this? Another way to continue learning is to see more photographs, seeing the work of other photographers will enrich your creativity and you will find many more points of view of an image, that will fill your creative mind with ideas, we are not saying that you see to copy; We say that you observe to understand why these photographers are so good, why their work makes an impact on you because if an image moves you feel it is because surely something was done well, and it is something worth investigating.
Photography is a picture of what an individual observes in his world. Something essential that we must understand is the composition of our image, where to put an object, where to put the light to illuminate a scene, and where we place the horizon… are important factors when taking photography.
There are some “Composition rules” that are explained in many tutorials which we have at hand on YouTube, and that we will expose in the following blogs; but do not be afraid of them or despise them, since more than “rules” they are technical concepts that provide order and facilitate the observation of the image, visually they cause more impact depending on the objective or emotion that you want to show in your capture. Remember that they are not laws that you must follow because otherwise, “you will not be a good photographer”; They are concepts that we must know to understand the impact of photographic art, and that as with every rule, it was made to break it, but for this, we must understand when and how it is broken, and when not.
Find your Style
Photography is so broad, it has many areas that I think it is important to discover the one that appeals to us the most, that is; landscape photography, fashion photography, portrait photography, product photography, social photography, etc… find what you love to do the most and strive with it, give it your time and energy; focus your professional path in that direction, so that you find the color, the texture, the visual approach, the emotional intention, and even the photo editing, and you can put your own touch on each captured image.
With this I do not want to say that you cannot or should not try to enter other photographic areas, but rather that you should know very well the type of photography you like to do, once mastering it you can (if it is your intention) try other photographic areas finding that it is easier to understand the types of photography since you have all the information, learning, and your own style to develop in the wide world of photographic art.
Finally, I want to give you an extra piece of advice… ENJOY IT!
Doing something you’ve always wanted, fulfilling your dream, and not letting yourself be carried away by what others may or may not say, is the most rewarding thing in the world, in photography and in life itself, apart from the fact that when you do something for love, you learn faster and we will grow much more.
Do not let yourself fall when you see the equipment that any other photographer may have, with what you have you can do very good things, what you love to do will change your life and why not, that of others, your talent is the key and in success is passion.
If you’ve made it this far, it’s time to thank you for your precious time! We hope these tips help you and if you want to give us your opinion it will be welcome, remember that we must shake hands and help each other with our experiences.