More and more people have recently been involved in photography. It is a very popular way to spend free time. However, we should not forget that if we really want to be good in this field, we must pay much attention to many aspects. So where to start?
The basis is to know your equipment well. At the beginning of the part you will not understand, but reading, finding on the internet and testing the various settings on the camera immediately, you will get to know at least basic functions as soon as possible. In the field, before you set anything, it will take a while. Therefore, calmly start with shooting on automatic settings, it’s no shame.
The manual also explains many basics of photography. After reading the instructions and testing what you have read on the camera, it is very likely that you will still not know and understand many things, and some will quickly forget. It’s normal.
It is also very important to become skilled at photographing. Actually, regardless of the stage at which you are, take photos. Best every day. The more you photograph, the more you see and learn, and also find out and see deficiencies. Browse photos or other photographers’ portfolio. Also browse your photos and think about what did not work out, whether you managed to achieve the intended effect, and if not, look for answers. Of course, the best answers are those you find yourself. It’s easier to remember them.
It is best not to part with the camera. If you have large equipment and you do not have the strength to wear it every day, buy a smaller camera or take photos with your phone. Do you have a problem with what to photograph? Some are shooting landscapes, other people, city streets. You do not have to travel to another country to take good landscape photos. Look for interesting places in your city from which you can see the city skyline. Come west or sunrise. Well, as this place is close to your home, because it will be easier to motivate you to leave. In general, the closer to the house we find the topic, the more often we will go out and take pictures. People come up with projects such as photographing the same place in their city at different times of the year, day etc. Developing an interesting topic is not so easy, but at the beginning focus on taking photos.
It’s good to learn from your mistakes. But to learn from them, someone has to point them out to us, so you have to show your photographs, including bad ones, to understand what is wrong with them. You can throw photos and groups on various websites, but many will not get constructive criticism or advice.