Getting to grips with photography can be so exciting. There's an entire world of weird and wonderful objects out there that you can capture. Before you start going on photographic adventures though, you may want to master some of the basics.
Taking the time to get to know your camera and work out the angles and shots you enjoy taking is important to help yourself produce the best work. Whether photography is something you want to pursue professionally or just as a hobby, having your talent mastered can make it much more enjoyable.
Try some simple still-life shots first. This is a good way to play around with lighting and camera angles to find your style. You can switch it up with different objects and backgrounds as well and really get to grips with your handling of the camera.
Portraits are another great way to practise your skills. Having a life model also means you can work on different poses and movements and learn how to capture amazing photos with a moving subject.
This is an amazing way to learn how to take photos of animals as it gives a sense of how motion affects the outcome of a picture. You could also try photographing household pets or friends' animals to figure out what works best for you.
Going out and about exploring nature is a good way to build up your portfolio and experience photographing a whole range of different scenes. This could be landscapes, zoomed shots of plants and animals or taking photographs of the sky.
You don’t have to focus on nature either. Going into the city and snapping pictures of urban life is a lovely way to find beauty in even the simplest of scenes, like a storefront or a road sign. Whatever you decide to photograph, practice makes perfect… so make sure you keep going!
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