7 Hints and Tips for Photography Beginners

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We love to go for walks on Sunday morning’s so it’s a perfect opportunity for me to learn better photography skills. I am an absolute beginner in this area, but cannot wait to learn more to help with my blogging photos. It seems to me nowadays that for most blog posts to stand out they have to have captivating photographs. Being a new blogger everything is a learning curve for me and photography is one of my main areas I would like to work on.
This old house boat down at Malpas in Truro has always caught my eye so I thought it would be a perfect project to learn more camera skills. I have been reading and discovering lots of photography hints and tips along the way and have compiled a list for you.
So here are some basic tips for improving your photos:
  1. Make sure the camera is in the correct mode, e.g landscape, screen shot or shutter priority.
  2. Lighting is very important. Don’t shoot people pictures with the sun behind them.
  3. Understand white balance. This I’m learning more about all the time, it just means that you adjust the balance to get colours in photos as accurate as possible.
  4. The Rule of Thirds: Imagine a grid of 9 squares over your photo, well place the main elements of your photo on one of the lines or intersections. The eye will naturally be drawn to one of those points on the photo, making it interesting and improving the composition.
  5. Angles: Find different angles that are intriguing to you, i.e photos of buildings from the bottom up. This gives your photos different perspectives and fascinating elements.
  6. Photo Selections: Be selective in which photos you want to use.
  7. Apps/programmes: While I am learning and experimenting, I am using apps to help with the editing process. i.e cropping, colour-correct, and exposure. The quality of the photos are very much improved

These are my basic learning photography skills, I would love to hear about your hints and tips for capturing great photos, and where you find the best locations to take pictures.

Rachel xx

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5 Comments

  1. March 19, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    I'm rubbish at photography at the moment and don't know where to start really!

    • March 20, 2015 / 6:31 pm

      I am slowly learning, Christine just take it slow. I often take many of my pictures when my husband and I walk the dog. I think it takes practice to learn how to take the correct shot. xx

  2. March 18, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Thanks for your comments, I agree Olivia that good photography skills can take your blog to a higher level.

  3. March 18, 2015 / 11:44 am

    It's always good to improve your photography skills as it takes your blog to a higher level 🙂 x

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