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100 Photography Tips

EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

100 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS



"The Sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster." - Ansel Adams



10 Tips For Better Portraits

Experiment with focal lengths

Create an interesting background

Break the 'rules' of composition

Play with eye contact

Try candid photography

Play with light

Frame within a frame

Change perspective

Shoot in black and white

Have fun



10 Steps To Taking Better Photos

Learn manual mode

Learn basic composition techniques, & then for get them!

No on-camera flash

Get a fresh perspective

Get Closer

Clean up your background

Frame you subject

Get your white balance right!

Use the histogram

Practice, Practice, Practice!



"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." - Henri Cartier-Bresson



10 Tips To Taking Sharper Photos

Faster shutter speed

Use a tripod

Focus accurately

Use a prime lens

Keep your lens clean

Image stabilization

Use your base ISO

Find your lens' sweet spot

Use the light

Shoot in RAW



"If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it." - Jay Maisel



10 Tips For Taking Better Candid Photos

Lose the flash

Carry your camera everywhere

Be patient

Use a telephoto lens

Add context

Shoot from the hip

Keep quiet and blend in

Catch people in the moment

Move around your subjects

Shoot in burst mode



"There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph." - Robert Heinecken



10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made As A Beginner Photographer

I NEVER used flash

Constantly on the wrong focus mode

I used the wrong ISO

Always shot in JPG

I didn't know about bulb mode

I never backed up!

I chose the wrong lenses

I transferred over USB straight from the camera

White balance was always off

I used free editing software



"It can be a trap of the photographer to thing that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get." - Timothy Allen



10 Questions To Critique A Photo

Where is the visual weight?

Are there any distracting elements?

Is the exposure/metering correct?

Would it look better through a different focal length.

What is the background doing?

How is the composition & balance?

Does the photo require post production?

Is the color accurate?

Does the depth of field suit the photo?

Is the photo cliche?



"I find the single most valuable tool in the darkroom is my trash can." - John sexton



10 Reasons Your Photos Suck

Bad lighting

You're making excuses

Wrong white balance

Motion blur

Poor depth of field

Shooting at the wrong time

Distractions

You're trying to impress others

Poor composition

Too much photoshop!



"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." - Ansel Adams



10 Reasons Why Being a Photographer Sucks

No fixed income

It's become really competitive

People will rip you off

The pay can suck

Too much time away

Nasty people

Everyone wants something for nothing

Expensive technology

Can become repetitive

Post production sucks!



"Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn't photogenic." - Edward Weston



10 Photography Cliches You Should Avoid to Improve your Photography

Flowers, pets & sunsets

Fake lens flare

Vintage iPhone apps

Unnecessary black & white

Selective color

Dodgy borders and garish watermarks

Over-saturated HDR

The 'Dutch tilt'

Heavy vignetting

Writing on photos



"The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." - Ansel Adams



10 Accessories To Improve Your Photography

Stabilized lens

Tripod

External flash unit

Flash transmitter

Beauty dish

Reflector

Flash Gels

Lighting stand

Gray Card

Polarizing filter



"There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don't be bitter because you can't record it. Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is!" - DeGriff

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100 Photography Tips

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