Over the last 12 months many of us have decided to get into new hobbies which could help us pass the time. Personally I decided to get started with photography, and over the last 12 months I have been watching all of the experts like Alan Bohms give tips on how best to take the perfect shot, and easy tips on how to get started with this hobby.
I wanted to share some of what I have learned so that any of you who wish to start photography, can use the advice which these experts have shared.
Keep It Simple
I have to be honest I really wanted to invest in a lot of kit for this kind of hobby but it just didn’t seem to be a great investment at first. What I realized very quickly however was that the smartphone which I have was more than equipped to help me get started here. to put this in context, it is said that the large majority of smartphones which have been made in the last 5 years, have a camera which is better than what we had back in the early 2000s, such is their capability.
Using Online Resources
Many of us haven’t the first clue where to start when it comes to taking photographs but thankfully we live in an age whereby it has never been easier. This is because of the fact that there are so many online resources which you can use that will give you the guidance and support you need, no matter what equipment you happen to be using. For example there are YouTube videos which can help, online forums and plenty of free guides that will help you to brush up your game.
The bets piece of advice which I have seen is that you should always look to focus on a single genre of photography and make sure that this is what you excel at first. In my case for example I decided to pick urban landscapes and interesting facets of man-made engineering. Some others perhaps will look to take shots of nature, others may decide to focus on portraits. What the experts say on this is that the best idea is to pick just one at first, and then make sure that this is where your focus lies. This will help you to become a better photographer.
Some think that using technology to edit and tweak their photos is somehow cheating but this simply isn’t the case. The reality is that those who are just beginning in this field should in fact use all of the tools that they have at their disposal, and this includes the use of technology and software which can be used to improve the quality of your images. There is no such thing as cheating, take your shots and then use what you have available to make it the very best that it can be.