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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
Shoot in black and white
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
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
Use a prime lens
Keep your lens clean
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
Use a telephoto lens
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
You're making excuses
Wrong white balance
Poor depth of field
Shooting at the wrong time
You're trying to impress others
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
Everyone wants something for nothing
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
Dodgy borders and garish watermarks
The 'Dutch tilt'
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
External flash unit
"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