Starting photography can be scary in the beginning. There are so many rules, styles and competition. These days, everyone with a phone can take pictures. However, not everyone who takes pictures is a photographer. With this blog about quick tips for starting photography, you will start understanding the tools you need to grow more into becoming a serious photographer. Someone who knows and understands what is needed to take good pictures.
What is your goal
The first tip from the quick tips for starting photography is about goals. Maybe it sounds a bit cheesy, but think about the reason you want to start photography. Have you seen pictures that resonate with you in a way? Maybe there are specific styles of photography you want to try out? For example, if you want to know how to take beautiful close up photos, please click here to read all about it.
Understand your camera
Even if you are using your phone as a camera, I can still recommend you exploring the possibilities. What options do you have and above all, what limitations do you face. You can read my blog about camera settings by clicking here. When you know your goal, you can figure out if you have the right gear to get the job done.
Be curious and get inspired
Personally, this is one of my favorite parts of creating. If you have specific styles that interest you, do spend some time exploring what’s already out there. Like I said before, the competition is immense. It can feel pressuring, but try not to look at other photographers that way. Keep in mind that everyone started somewhere and worked very hard to learn and grow. Looking at other photographers work can be very inspiring and teach you a lot.
Especially when you first start out, I can recommend you looking at other photographers and understanding their choices in composition, lighting, colors and so on. I have a blog series where I explain the story behind my photos, please click here if you are interested in learning more about my style of photography.
Don’t be afraid to fail
Making mistakes is the only way for you to learn and become better at something. The more you practice, the more mistakes will happen and the quicker you will learn from them. Eventually you will notice the amount of missteps will decrease and your confidence will grow.
Experiment and have fun
When you first start out photography, everything will feel like one big experiment. Which is great! Later on you will find your own style and you can experiment from time to time, exploring different aspects and techniques.
Photography is a form of art and expression. For me it is strongly connected to my emotions and I enjoy expressing myself this way. Find your way of enjoying photography and how you can keep having fun even when you are still learning.
I hope this will help you on your way into photography. If you like to see my photos in Instagram, please click here.