5 steps to become a good photographer

Are you an experienced photographer? Well you might know almost all the tips for shooting better quality photographs. However, if you are a beginner, I am sure you need some tips before you indulge in photography. If you are a beginner that is excited to learn how to make great photography or how to become a good photographer, this article might help you in some way.

Know about different cameras and camera gears

As a beginner, you need to know about the different types of camera used for photography, and which type of camera is best for which type of photography. For example, if you are more interested in landscape photography, 40 megapixel camera or any DSLR with 10 megapixels will be the right choice. You must also know about the different tools required for using the camera effectively to take great shots. Examples for such tools are Tripod, cable release, filters like Graduated Neutral Density filters, and lens such as wide angle lens or zoom lens. Ensure that you are knowledgeable in how to use your camera gear, such as a different lenses, filters, or remote flash.

Learn about the different camera settings

The camera settings you choose on your camera will decide the quality of your photograph. Hence, it is very important to know about the different settings of your camera. You need to know which the best camera settings for a particular shot are. For example, to take a great landscape photography, you can set the aperture at f/8, f/11 or f/16, the shutter speed accordingly, and setting the ISO and white balance except for Auto ISO/ white balance.

Shoot frequently to gain confidence

If you really want to become a good photographer, you must gain confidence. So, shoot as much as possible whenever you are free. You may very well know that practice makes anything perfect. Even if your first attempts may not be very successful, make practice and keep working on it. Through enough practice, you will definitely learn how to see the light, how to expose correctly, how to use the filters, and how to make other settings.

Shoot in different conditions

You must try to shoot in different conditions such as day light, evening light, mid-day light, bright light, moderate light, dim light, open shade, dark shade, etc. You must try shooting indoors as well as outdoors. On practice and experience, you will be able to decide what time of day will be the best for the photography shot you have planned.

Create portfolio

Create your portfolio to show off your best photography work. Ensure to include photographs from multiple shoots with different subject matter in your portfolio to show the range of your talents. You can even post your best works in your blog, website or forum and get feedback and tips from your friends, relatives, family or even public to improve your work. Once you gain enough practice and gain confidence, you can definitely become a good photographer. However, to become a good professional photographer, you need to work much more.

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