These days, photography is ubiquitous. Almost everyone has an Instagram, flickr, or a Facebook with snapshots of their friends, their places, and their people. Below are five basic tips to take your photos to the next level.
Bring Your Camera
Some of the best photo opportunities are the most unexpected. Smartphones offer a lot of versatility, but smartphones can’t do everything, and that expensive DSLR camera you left on a bookshelf isn’t going to take any pictures by itself. At least, it shouldn’t be. If it is, consider contacting a spirit medium.
Don’t Overthink It
Not every photo you take will be perfect, but with digital cameras, each snap is free. Professional photographers will take hundreds of photos for that one glossy magazine spread. Let go of perfection and learn to be patient.
Learn to do portraits well. When you’re 95, all those photos of mountains and sunsets won’t mean nearly as much. Capture your journey through the faces of those you meet.
Talk to people. Hop that fence. Stay out late. Step outside your comfort zone. You’ll encounter new stories and new people and your photographs will be better for a new perspective.
Photos capture fleeting moments, a millisecond slice of the world that shows it as it never has been or ever will be again. Your photography also uniquely represents your view of the world. Learn to use your photos to communicate your perspective of life. Don’t be stingy. Share your work!