How can I improve my photography?

If you’re looking for a few ways to dramatically improve your digital photography, here are a few tips that might just help.

  • Know how to turn your flash on and off. Many flash settings are automatic (especially on “auto” modes) which may give you an undesired effect.
  • Find 5 household items and practice taking close-up and distance shots of them. This gives you a chance to work on composition and lighting. Don’t forget to move around the room and practice taking the pictures from different angles. Front, behind to the side, over-the-top, you name it; take it.
  • Practice food photography. Again perfect for composition work. Move and re-position fruit, vegetables, etc.
  • Center your subject and keep the surroundings basic/clean.
  • Look up and practice using the “rule of thirds”. This is a technique used by many photographers and videographers to draw attention to their subject through specific positioning. A great way to experiment with composition.

The video below shows how to use the rule of thirds in your photography

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