11 Tips for Beginner Photographers

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As a new photographer, these are some of the ideas that have helped get me going. Update: Also check out our Digital Photography Tips for Beginners Page.

1. Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away.

It’s possible to get very nice photos with an inexpensive point and shoot. See these examples on Flickr. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera to get when it’s time to upgrade.

2. Consider a tripod.

On the other hand, an inexpensive tripod is worth getting, especially if you have shaky hands like mine. When I got a tripod, my satisfaction with my shots skyrocketed. For even more stability, use your camera’s timer function with a tripod (read our introduction to tripods).

3. Keep your camera with you all the time.

Photo ops often come when you least expect it. If you can keep your equipment relatively simple – just a small camera bag and a tripod – you might be able to take advantage of some of those unexpected opportunities. Or, if your phone has a camera, use it to take “notes” on scenes you’d like to return to with your regular camera.

4. Make a list of shots you’d like to get.

For those times you can’t carry your camera around, keep a small notebook to jot down places you’d like to come back and photograph. Make sure to note any important details, like the lighting, so you can come back at the same time of day or when the weather’s right. If you don’t want to carry a notebook, send yourself an email using your cell phone with Jott.com.

5. Don’t overlook mundane subjects for photography.

You might not see anything interesting to photograph in your living room or your backyard, but try looking at familiar surroundings with fresh eyes. You might catch an interesting trick of the light or find some unexpected wildflowers in your yard. Often a simple subject makes the best shot.

6. Enjoy the learning process.

The best part of having a hobby like photography is never running out of things to learn. Inspiration is all around you. Look at everything with the eyes of a photographer and you’ll see opportunities you never noticed before.

7. Take advantage of free resources to learn.

Browse through Flickr or websites like the GIMP a try.

8. Experiment with your camera’s settings.

Your point and shoot may be more flexible and powerful than you know. Read the manual for help deciphering all those little symbols. As you explore, try shooting your subjects with multiple settings to learn what effects you like. When you’re looking at your photos on a computer, you can check the EXIF data (usually in the file’s properties) to recall the settings you used.

9. Learn the basic rules.

The amount of information about photography online can be overwhelming. Start with a few articles on composition. Be open to what more experienced photographers have to say about technique. You have to know the rules before you can break them.

10. Take photos regularly.

Try to photograph something every day. If you can’t do that, make sure you take time to practice regularly, so you don’t forget what you’ve learned. An excellent way to motivate yourself is by doing the weekly assignments in the DPS Forum.

11. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

If you’re using a digital camera, the cost of errors is free. Go crazy – you might end up with something you like. You’ll certainly learn a lot in the process.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Mike

    an important one for me was to check out two of the best places to see the best of the best in imagery – your local book store magazine rack (not photo mags) and art galleries that show classical paintings. – cheap education and you don’t even need a camera

  • Sandy

    My husband takes great outdoor pics but I would like to begin slowly getting him equipment so he can take better indoor photos. Need advice on what to get first.

    this was my first thought? Please help and funds are limited.

    (2) 100 inches Photo Light Stand Umbrella Lights

    24″ Photo Studio Tent in a Box Light Cube

  • Alexis Maila

    hey.. i really enjoy reading your tips and techniques.. and it really helped me a lot in producing a good photo.. thanks again.! i would just ask, my camera agfaphoto selecta 14 has only 3.1 to 7.5 aperture.. how can i manage these values to produce a good one.?

  • This is one of the best site..I learn to much about photo,tips,tehnicque.
    I am amateur in photo. You can see my pictures with Nokia N95 and combine with Adobe CS3. U must combine because i don’t have still professional. Are good pictures?Do you have advice for me t oget better photo? Thank you. Link is:https://www.facebook.com/FPLegend

  • Nice Post ! This is really a very helpful and informative post specially for newbies like me. I just bought a new camera and I’m on the process of learning some basic shots particularly with different light settings, techniques and guides on the basics.  I learned a lot from your post and I hope you post some more techniques on photography! I will absolutely look into the links one by one! 

  • A great post! these tips are fantastic as anyone at any level can learn from these. I loved tip #7 as there is always more that we can do to develop further! thanks 🙂

  • In tip #5 above it talks about seeing the mundane subjects we see every day. “Seeing” is what we have to offer as photographers.Seeing the “mundane” and showing it in a new way is what we often times offer. How about turning your head at a 90 degree angle and see if things look different?

  • the first advice was really good for me. because my friend advice me to buy Nikon D800 D-SLR Camera althrough i was a beginner.

  • khalid

    Digital photography is becoming the most popular hobby of the world today. The recent developments of smartphones, iphone/ipad has changed the way, how we think of photography. To give professional touch to your photographs, now it is not necessary to consult some professional. One may use various tools and apps to make one’s photographs masterpieces instantly with a few taps, particularly those taken on graduation/wedding ceremony, honeymoon trip or New Year celebrations. I have used many such apps in recent past. One of such app is Photo Splash FX on iPhone/iPad that provides following unique features that you can’t find in any other app altogether. I noticed following notable features:

    · Make your shots awesome, no matter if they are old vintage, black and white or new high resolution colorful photos, by applying a plethora of special effects.

    · Use selective colors, variety of brush sizes (adjust manually or automatically), gestures like Pan/Zoom/Splash, unlimited Undos, Colorize, Tintalize, Recolor, blend brush to create custom effects and text blending on your photo.

    · It supports both landscape or portrait mode and options like loading/importing photo from Cloud, instead of just from the camera or photo library.

    · Choice of 135+ built-in effects on different parts of the same photo and still have the option of creating your own custom effects.

    · Option to make favorite list of built-in effects to choose them easily for future.

    · Share your masterpiece with your friends through Email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picassa, Dropbox or post it in form of the post card, to anywhere in the world.

  • Paula B

    I love all the tips, and have learnt such a lot from the articles on this website – thank you so much! I have 2 tips: The first relates to item 4 about carrying a notebook or using your phone to make notes. If your phonne has a camera on it, you could also take a photo of the place you want to return to – just to remind yourself WHY you want to go back and photograph it properly. Then either text or e-mail it to yourself.
    The second tip is about tripods. It’s not always feasible to have a tripod with you, but if you’re carrying a compact camera rather than a DSLR, it’s easy to carry a little Gorillapod (or similar). – it easily fits in your pocket, and is incredibly light. You can usually find something to put it on such as a wall etc, or even wrap it round a tree branch! I can’t take my DSLR everywhere, but can take the compact and gorillapod most places.

  • jo

    Love the tips on here. More so the one that says , shoot shoot and shoot. I once drove three and a half hours with my new camera. Didnt change the settings after me and my son were having a play to see what we could achieve in doors. I took one picture and it turned out to be amazing. Over exposed but it so worked.
    Have always had a good eye for a good picture just need to transfer that so that i get the same from my camera. Love the site and love the information that is available to us newbies .. as such

  • Joe

    Hi guys, my name’s Joe and I have a serious passion for photography. I’m constantly looking to grow and improve. I started posting some of my original photography to my blog in hopes to get some constructive feedback. I also share HUNDREDS of photographs daily from all around the world. My blog is http://www.onlyjoelee.com and you can find my originals under “my photography”. Thank you guys so much 🙂

  • Molly Michael

    What about copyright issues?

  • Michelle

    Any suggestions for beginners about what type of lenses to try out? I have the standard 18-55mm lens that came with my Canon Rebel t1i and I bought a 50mm, f1.4 lens. I don’t want to go nuts buying additional lenses, but I would like to get more. Any suggestions for a beginner? Thank you! 🙂

  • jon

    I found this page online, at first I just wanted to learn the basics but after I read all through it got me thinking. Why settle for the basic if you can learn even more? This covers everything from basics to advance.

    http://www.photographytrickstotry.com/

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  • desada

    my suggestion would be just use ur phone for now and then you can get a real camera

  • Lidia Mckinney

    Me and my husband have been married of 22 years together 23. After i found him texting a coworker and questioned him, he said they were just friends but 3 wks later he told me he didn’t love me anymore that he was in love with her and that i made him feel bad about himself and she didn’t. He left home for 2 wks came home and left 2 wks later. Been gone for 3 1/2 months now. Hes been going to bars, calling women, lying like crazy, drinking like a fish and hasn’t spoken to the kids the whole time hes been gone. His whole personality has changed. We believe he is going thru some sort of mid life crisis. Its crazy, he is acting like a person that we don’t know anymore. Is it possible to get my marriage back. Because I know that he is going thru some crazy thing right now I’m finding it very hard to let go. I still love him. How can I save my marriage and family when my husband is in the middle of a mid life crisis and wont listen to my or anyone else until i met Dr. Ikhine the spell caster who help me to regulate our marriage and now we are living happily together again contact him for help if you are having similar situation on agbadado@gmail.com or call him on +2347060552255

  • photomediareview.com

    #10 is the most important and the most difficult to actually do. After decades of shooting, I still don’t shoot each and every day. Thanks for the reminder!

  • sierra louise dean

    wow cool

  • Havico

    I am still fairly new myself. But what I can say is that 50mm f/1.4, you can not go wrong with that classy lens. That is a must have in a photographers arsenal. Your 18-55 kit lens isn’t great, but it will render some useful images. Right now, you would need something for distance and without breaking the bank, I would recommend the Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-5.6 (aperture ???) for a nice all in one zoom.

  • promise

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    I have been trying for 10 years to get pregnant and needed help! Been going to the doctors but still nothing. the doctor said my husband and i are fine , I don’t know where else to turn. until one day I read how dr.abuyalovehome@gmail.com helped others get pregnant ONLINE i then contacted the great spell caster via email and he cast a pregnancy spell for me and gave me a 2months sure guarantee that i will become pregnant , and exactly 6weeks later I went to check and i was pregnant and later on i gave birth, i can never forget the great spell caster that`s opened my blessings of conceiving today its marking 5years my son was born and i also have a baby girl who is one and half years old, i want to use this medium to tell other women out there who is having pregnancy issues not to wait for years like i did contact him today email: dr.abuyalovehome@gmail.com

  • Andrea Julie

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  • Guest

    Are you nuts? And what in he!! Does that have to do with photography? It’s creepy,

  • cjacja

    DOn’t buy anything at all until you can clearly state what problem the new gear will fix. Be specific and explain the problem. For example “I’d like to have a photo of some small object and I am unable to get close to it. Then you might consider a longer telephoto lens. But what f-stop? Well does the subject move fast, is the lighting bright. But always be specific. What SUBJECT will you shoot and at what distance and in what light. If you can not answer those questions, don’t buy anything because you don’t have a need for it.

    Some 18-55 lenses are very good. Nikon’s is excellent and while Canon makes some nice lenses their 18-55 is not really one of them.

    Almost certainly if you don’t like the images to are getting it is NOT the fault of the equipment. Any SLR can create professional results

  • Michelle

    Thanks @cjacja:disqus ! I have a wedding to photograph this wkd so of course the concern is how dark it will be inside and capturing people moving around like dancing.

    And I usually do maternity photoshoots outdoors in parks and such. Those aren’t so hard. I use my 50mm, but it’s kinda hard b/c I have to stand a little far away.

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye…

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boy.friend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye…

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye… ..

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye… …

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye… ,

  • Fidela Conner

    My name is Fidela Conner from USA my partner and I have
    been trying to have baby for over two years
    now, We have been going to a fertility clinic for about 5 months and we
    have done so many test and the test stated that there is nothing wrong
    with us, So one day when i was on the internet for buisness purpose, i
    came across a post about DR OVIA how he helped a lady to get pregnant,
    so without thinking twice i contacted him on droviasolutioncenter@gmail.com,
    then i told him my problem, he told me that he will help me that i will
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    am happy to be a mother of twins, a boy and girl. And I’m glad we came
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  • Hansford ann

    My name is Handford Ann,i base in canada.i want to share my wonderful testimony on how i got back my ex-lover of my life back, who i sworn to be with until when he left me to another woman for no reason and i try to make things work for both of us yet things where getting worse and i love him so much and there is nothing i could do to get my ex back until i met a testimony share by Maria from USA on the internet talking about a powerful spell caster who brought his ex lover back within 48hours and i decide to give it a try and to my greatest surprise he also did it for me just as he did for Maria and i have a lot of people complaining of fake spell caster but this one i met was a real spell caster who help me to solve my problem i have no solution to,i introduce many of my best friends that have a similar problems,and their problem were solve with the great help of dr.Trust.they get back their ex within 48 hours.i am so happy that my ex is back to me again,and the most surprise,is that our love is very strong,every day is happiness and joy. and there is nothing like been with the man you love.i am so happy my love is back to me with the help of Dr.Trust.if you have similar problem i will advice you to contact him ,he is there to help you and put a smile on your face ask he did to me and others.contact email(ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com call +2348156885231) what will i have done if not the great help of dr.trust. Thanks Handford Ann from canada.

  • Hansford ann

    My name is Handford Ann,i base in canada.i want to share my wonderful testimony on how i got back my ex-lover of my life back, who i sworn to be with until when he left me to another woman for no reason and i try to make things work for both of us yet things where getting worse and i love him so much and there is nothing i could do to get my ex back until i met a testimony share by Maria from USA on the internet talking about a powerful spell caster who brought his ex lover back within 48hours and i decide to give it a try and to my greatest surprise he also did it for me just as he did for Maria and i have a lot of people complaining of fake spell caster but this one i met was a real spell caster who help me to solve my problem i have no solution to,i introduce many of my best friends that have a similar problems,and their problem were solve with the great help of dr.Trust.they get back their ex within 48 hours.i am so happy that my ex is back to me again,and the most surprise,is that our love is very strong,every day is happiness and joy. and there is nothing like been with the man you love.i am so happy my love is back to me with the help of Dr.Trust.if you have similar problem i will advice you to contact him ,he is there to help you and put a smile on your face ask he did to me and others.contact email(ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com call +2348156885231) what will i have done if not the great help of dr.trust. Thanks Handford Ann from canada.,

  • Hansford ann

    My name is Handford Ann,i base in canada.i want to share my wonderful testimony on how i got back my ex-lover of my life back, who i sworn to be with until when he left me to another woman for no reason and i try to make things work for both of us yet things where getting worse and i love him so much and there is nothing i could do to get my ex back until i met a testimony share by Maria from USA on the internet talking about a powerful spell caster who brought his ex lover back within 48hours and i decide to give it a try and to my greatest surprise he also did it for me just as he did for Maria and i have a lot of people complaining of fake spell caster but this one i met was a real spell caster who help me to solve my problem i have no solution to,i introduce many of my best friends that have a similar problems,and their problem were solve with the great help of dr.Trust.they get back their ex within 48 hours.i am so happy that my ex is back to me again,and the most surprise,is that our love is very strong,every day is happiness and joy. and there is nothing like been with the man you love.i am so happy my love is back to me with the help of Dr.Trust.if you have similar problem i will advice you to contact him ,he is there to help you and put a smile on your face ask he did to me and others.contact email(ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com call +2348156885231) what will i have done if not the great help of dr.trust. Thanks Handford Ann from canada

  • Frank Silver

    I have to give this miraculous testimony, which is so unbelievable until now. I had a problem with my Ex wife 2years ago, which lead to our break up. when she broke up with me, I was not myself again, i felt so empty inside me, my love and financial situation became worst, until a close friend of mine frank told me about a spell caster who helped him in the same problem too his name is Dr Ekpiku. I email Dr Ekpiku the spell caster and i told him my problem and i did what he asked of me, to cut the long story short. Before i knew what was happening my wife gave me a call and told me that he was coming back to me in just 2days and was so happy to have her back to me. We have two kids together and we are happy with ourselves. Thanks to Dr Ekpiku for saving my relationship and for also saving others own too. continue your good work, If you are interested to contact him and testify this blessings like me, the great spell caster email address is (Ekpikuspelltemple@live.com) you are the best among all the spell caster online I hope you see my testimonies and also pray for my family too

  • annonymous

    It is true they say that life is full of testimonies, But these testimonies can’t be complete without the love of your life by your side. This is the more reason why i am on this site to thank the great spell caster called Dr.Zabaza who has use his powers through the act of spell casting to restore broken relationships.My case is not different from all those testimonies that a lot of people has written about Dr.Zabaza because i contacted Dr.Zabaza and he was able to bring my lover back to me within the space of 48 hour, So why not contact Dr.Zabaza through these details at zabaza.logan@yahoo.com Or call +2348182620374 For better understanding on how to get your lover back

  • Mullar Sharron

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  • Mullar Sharron

    Hi everyone act there.. my name is MULLAR SHARRON I AM FROM GERMANY i will never forget the help DR.TRUST render to me in my marital life. i have been married for 5 years now and my husband and i love each other very dearly . after 3 years of our marriage my husband suddenly change he was having an affair with a lady outside,i notice it then i was praying for divine intervention the thing became more serious i told my pastor about it we prayed but nothing happen. my husband just came home one day he pick up his things and left me and the kids to his mistress outside at this time i was confuse not knowing what to do again because i have lost my husband and my marriage too. i was searching for help in the internet, i saw many people sharing testimony on how dr.trust help them out with their marital problems so i contacted the email of dr.trust i told him my problem and i was told to be calm that i have come to the right place were i can get back my husband within the next 24hours.he told me what went wrong with my husband and how it happen.that they will restored my marriage. to my greatest surprise my husband came to my office begging me on his knees that i should find a place in my heart to forgive him,that he will never cheat on me again. i quickly ask him up that i have forgiven him.friends your case is not too hard why don’t you give Dr.trust a try they work surprises because i know they will help you to fix your relationship with your ex partner. i thank god for using dr.trust to save my marriage. contact him via (ULTIMATESPELLCAST@GMAIL.COM OR ULTIMATESPELLCAST@YAHOO.COM) tel +2348156885231,,,,,

  • JOES CANDRA

    am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye. web site http://osauyilovespell.webs.com

  • JOES CANDRA

    am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye. web site http://osauyilovespell.webs.com
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  • JOES CANDRA

    am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye. web site http://osauyilovespell.webs.com

  • JOES CANDRA

    am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye. web site http://osauyilovespell.webs.com

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye.

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. ..OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye.

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye……

  • JOES CANDRA

    I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye

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  • Joe June 26, 2013 12:06 pm

    Hi guys, my name’s Joe and I have a serious passion for photography. I'm constantly looking to grow and improve. I started posting some of my original photography to my blog in hopes to get some constructive feedback. I also share HUNDREDS of photographs daily from all around the world. My blog is http://www.onlyjoelee.com and you can find my originals under "my photography". Thank you guys so much :)

  • Drew Santana April 17, 2013 11:45 am

    Check out my Canon T3i Sample Pics! http://sweetreviews.net/2013/04/15/canon-t3i-review-with-sample-photos/

  • jo March 15, 2013 10:05 am

    Love the tips on here. More so the one that says , shoot shoot and shoot. I once drove three and a half hours with my new camera. Didnt change the settings after me and my son were having a play to see what we could achieve in doors. I took one picture and it turned out to be amazing. Over exposed but it so worked.
    Have always had a good eye for a good picture just need to transfer that so that i get the same from my camera. Love the site and love the information that is available to us newbies .. as such

  • Paula B February 6, 2013 01:36 am

    I love all the tips, and have learnt such a lot from the articles on this website - thank you so much! I have 2 tips: The first relates to item 4 about carrying a notebook or using your phone to make notes. If your phonne has a camera on it, you could also take a photo of the place you want to return to - just to remind yourself WHY you want to go back and photograph it properly. Then either text or e-mail it to yourself.
    The second tip is about tripods. It's not always feasible to have a tripod with you, but if you're carrying a compact camera rather than a DSLR, it's easy to carry a little Gorillapod (or similar). - it easily fits in your pocket, and is incredibly light. You can usually find something to put it on such as a wall etc, or even wrap it round a tree branch! I can't take my DSLR everywhere, but can take the compact and gorillapod most places.

  • khalid December 31, 2012 11:30 pm

    Digital photography is becoming the most popular hobby of the world today. The recent developments of smartphones, iphone/ipad has changed the way, how we think of photography. To give professional touch to your photographs, now it is not necessary to consult some professional. One may use various tools and apps to make one’s photographs masterpieces instantly with a few taps, particularly those taken on graduation/wedding ceremony, honeymoon trip or New Year celebrations. I have used many such apps in recent past. One of such app is Photo Splash FX on iPhone/iPad that provides following unique features that you can’t find in any other app altogether. I noticed following notable features:

    · Make your shots awesome, no matter if they are old vintage, black and white or new high resolution colorful photos, by applying a plethora of special effects.

    · Use selective colors, variety of brush sizes (adjust manually or automatically), gestures like Pan/Zoom/Splash, unlimited Undos, Colorize, Tintalize, Recolor, blend brush to create custom effects and text blending on your photo.

    · It supports both landscape or portrait mode and options like loading/importing photo from Cloud, instead of just from the camera or photo library.

    · Choice of 135+ built-in effects on different parts of the same photo and still have the option of creating your own custom effects.

    · Option to make favorite list of built-in effects to choose them easily for future.

    · Share your masterpiece with your friends through Email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picassa, Dropbox or post it in form of the post card, to anywhere in the world.

  • alfred December 5, 2012 06:55 pm

    the first advice was really good for me. because my friend advice me to buy Nikon D800 D-SLR Camera althrough i was a beginner.

  • Bob Dale September 10, 2012 10:49 pm

    In tip #5 above it talks about seeing the mundane subjects we see every day. "Seeing" is what we have to offer as photographers.Seeing the "mundane" and showing it in a new way is what we often times offer. How about turning your head at a 90 degree angle and see if things look different?

  • Rebecca July 29, 2012 05:39 pm

    A great post! these tips are fantastic as anyone at any level can learn from these. I loved tip #7 as there is always more that we can do to develop further! thanks :)

  • Photographers Melbourne May 9, 2012 10:20 pm

    Nice Post ! This is really a very helpful and informative post specially for newbies like me. I just bought a new camera and I’m on the process of learning some basic shots particularly with different light settings, techniques and guides on the basics.  I learned a lot from your post and I hope you post some more techniques on photography! I will absolutely look into the links one by one! 

  • PLegend April 15, 2012 04:28 am

    This is one of the best site..I learn to much about photo,tips,tehnicque.
    I am amateur in photo. You can see my pictures with Nokia N95 and combine with Adobe CS3. U must combine because i don't have still professional. Are good pictures?Do you have advice for me t oget better photo? Thank you. Link is:https://www.facebook.com/FPLegend

  • Alexis Maila February 6, 2012 06:25 pm

    hey.. i really enjoy reading your tips and techniques.. and it really helped me a lot in producing a good photo.. thanks again.! i would just ask, my camera agfaphoto selecta 14 has only 3.1 to 7.5 aperture.. how can i manage these values to produce a good one.?

  • Sandy November 12, 2011 12:11 pm

    My husband takes great outdoor pics but I would like to begin slowly getting him equipment so he can take better indoor photos. Need advice on what to get first.

    this was my first thought? Please help and funds are limited.

    (2) 100 inches Photo Light Stand Umbrella Lights

    24" Photo Studio Tent in a Box Light Cube

  • Mike November 1, 2011 08:30 am

    an important one for me was to check out two of the best places to see the best of the best in imagery - your local book store magazine rack (not photo mags) and art galleries that show classical paintings. - cheap education and you don't even need a camera

  • Mohamed Rizk August 24, 2011 04:12 am

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1772888@N22/?added=2

  • Photo Revue April 26, 2011 04:12 am

    Study at professionals. Study photos of known photographers. Try to repeat the pleasant picture.

  • Sasha Mae April 21, 2011 08:31 am

    also a good way to get involved in pgotography and "daily motivation" to practice if you have an IPOD or IPHONE there is an APP called INSTAGRAM... its free, its fun, and you meet new people who share the passion for photography. i suggest adding the user JoshJohnson. he has tens of thousands of people who follow him and he does daily activities you join in on. Also he has daily TIP FORUMS that sometimes even the most experienced photographers learn from. happy instagraming!

  • Steve March 11, 2011 03:09 pm

    How refreshing to read a list that is not just intended to put money in the pockets of equipment manufacturers and associated industries. This is especially true when the article is written by someone who isn't a complete unknown.

    I read Problogger a lot but don't spend much time here but that may be about to change. FWIW your list and my own writing on the subject are almost exactly in agreement.

    Excellent post.

  • Courtney February 22, 2011 09:13 am

    Great Advise,
    I've been photographing for almost a year now but getting a few refreashers like this is great!! Also for young photographers like me, people are gonna think you can't do much because your young. Just do your best, and they'll all be suprised!

  • Angel Squiers-Restino February 3, 2011 12:54 pm

    This was good and valuable tips. There are so many times that i see a good picture and no camera, i all so like the note book part. Thank you for the tips.

  • Arnold M. Wilson January 29, 2011 01:47 am

    Very valuable tips, thanks for share. I think that even some professional may find these recommendations helpful for themselves. Really interesting information, thanks a lot!

  • photo studio minneapolis October 11, 2010 12:58 am

    Using a tripod is not a real popular thing to do but I feel it is one of the secrets to getting really sharp photos. The benefit of sharping will show up when you enlarge the image well beyond 8x10. Even a small lightweight table top tripod can help.

  • Joseph S. October 10, 2010 04:21 am

    I am an amateur photographer and I just put a step-by-step Plan together (link below) to hone my skills a bit. I copied this Plan from a guy who makes a living as a photographer. I'd be curious to get your thoughts and whether you think any steps are missing?
    Thanks, JAS

    http://www.mysomeday.com/globehound/someday/Creative/Improve-My-Photography-Skills

  • Joy September 10, 2010 04:14 am

    I thought that was great advice. I just recently found myself pondering over a new hobby and I knew I would be really interested in photography. I have a couple of friends who are really into photography and film editing and such, so I thought I would like to give it a try. I know, with photography, I can't go wrong because it's something that I can be doing forever if I find the passion in it. But I don't have a camera. I want to get the best one there is out there for me. Right now, I've got my eyes on the Nikon d5000. It costs $630. I've got the money to pay for it, but I was just wondering if there are any cheaper cameras that would be best for me. I was looking at some user reviews on the d5000 and it seems to be a great recommendation for first users like myself. Unfortunately, $630 will wipe out everything I have saved up in my bank account. Although, I know it will be worth it, but for a newcomer like myself, should I start with something a little smaller? Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?

  • Joy September 10, 2010 04:10 am

    This was great advice! I just recently found myself pondering for a new hobby and I have a couple of friends who are really into photography. So, I thought I should give it a try because I know I will love it and I can't go wrong with a hobby as a photographer because I can do it forever. But the only thing I am unsure about is which camera to buy. I've got my eyes on the Nikon D5000, but it is $630. I have the money, but unfortunately that is basically all the money I have saved in my bank account. I looked at the reviews from past users and it seems like the D5000 is a great recommendation for first users. But there might be something cheaper that's better for a newcomer like myself. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?

  • Gaye Sougstad@georgia liposculpture June 30, 2010 07:57 pm

    I have one more tip in addition. Shoot your subject at different focal lengths – using the zoom on your photos will not only change how close your subject appears but it will also change the depth of field (i.e. the blurring of the background). It also allows you to shoot from different distances which can really impact how relaxed your subject is (there’s nothing better than a photographer in your face to make you tense up).

  • Caroline May 26, 2010 03:16 pm

    I always carry a camrea with me EVERYWHERE!!!! Got the pic of a lifttime aout 6 yrsago---a buck and 11 does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just standing in a yard. I snapped the pic and they ll ran away!! I sitll love it!

  • Toni May 23, 2010 11:29 pm

    I am new to this website and already love it. I feel like I am going to learn alot and have fun at the same time. My only issue is it that I am confused at what camera to use/keep. I am a point and shoot girl and have been taking pics as long as I can remember. I love it. I am going to Italy in July and my husband convinced me to buy the Canon Rebel T1i. I feel like I can do many things but worry I wont learn in time. I also think I cant do much with the lens it came with the 18-55mm. My husband has an older lens the 70-210mm, but it is too large to take. Should I return the camera, or keep it and buy a point and shoot and take that with me..... sooo confused, I wonder which lens should I purchase that allows me to do a bit of everything, family shots, landscapes, night shots.. without taking more than 2 lens with me

    can anyone suggest anything???

  • Jessica April 20, 2010 07:21 am

    this list is very helpful. thank you!! my favorite tip is number 5. I love paying attention to the little details and making everyday objects look extraordinary.

    www.viewbug.com/member/jchoy

  • Nicholas Fulford March 26, 2010 01:57 pm

    I try to follow this advice myself:

    1) Always be open to what is happening around you.
    2) When light, or an object, or a scene is worth shooting it is a gut-emotional response that let's you know.
    3) Have in mind what the print will look like before you press the shutter.
    4) First, wonder like a child, then analyze like a scientist.
    5) Always be a student, it is the only way to master your art and your craft.
    6) Take notes ... (they can be spoken into a recorder so as to not distract.)
    7) Have fun -- otherwise what is the point.
    8) Learn your instruments ... and that means practicing and experimenting regularly.
    9) Do your best to always have a point and shoot with you at all times, and use it daily.
    10) Work outside your comfort zone ... it advances your craft and your artistic vision.

    And don't worry about the gear too much. Some of the best photos have been taken with remarkably primitive equipment.

  • subhash chawla March 11, 2010 07:49 pm

    very brief & very encouraging article. would definitely evoke some interest even in those who are not very keen to begin with. i am sure you are able to teach many many people.
    your other topics would also be very interesting.

  • Portrait Studio February 24, 2010 02:38 pm

    Number 10. is one of the most important. Taking photos everyday helps you to stay in tune with your camera, to remember all fo the controls and helps you to become a better photographer by doing it and doing it.

  • Katydid February 24, 2010 10:23 am

    THANKS YOU SO MUCH
    for the great advices for the links and everything...I'm hungry to learn and thought to start by google...thankyou for pointing me to the composition articles =))

  • Mauricio Fleury February 1, 2010 10:39 pm

    Wow! I've been following your blog for a while now and I found every single tip you gave, no matter how simple it was, just perfect. Made me took a step back and look at my "hobby" in a different way.

  • Amit January 6, 2010 08:55 pm

    like your blog a lot...the tips are awesome..thank you..

    www.shariblog.com

  • Matt Bamberg December 5, 2009 11:05 am

    I agree about the journal. I see things I want to shoot all the time. But I take it a step further. I do like Ansel Adams does and check out the place a couple of times and then go there when the light is best. This works well for landscapes.

  • sheila. Ortiz November 18, 2009 07:07 am

    beautiful tips...thanks!

  • eLLa November 1, 2009 02:10 am

    Im doing 365 Project its a great way to practice skills and keep motivated as afterward you have a year of your life documented :)

  • Jordan Davis September 29, 2009 04:43 am

    I really like the suggestion to keep a journal of things you want to come back and shoot. I always see things that I'd like to take a picture of, but never remember to come back. I'm going to start taking pictures on my iPhone, which is always with me, and then page through them as a reminder to come back with my dSLR. The GPS tagging on those pictures makes it easy to come back.

  • Jason September 26, 2009 05:01 am

    I agree with you, i always bring along my camera with me because i want to take spontaneous and natural shot at anytime and anywhere.. sometime this this shots turn out to be a superb one.

  • Bull Rhino September 15, 2009 01:02 pm

    These are great tips. Notice how timeless this post is, it has comments dating back two years to now. I really like the statement about photography being one of those things that you can always keep learning. I was pleasantly surprised and Interested to see that some of the questions relate to a series I've just started on my site.

  • Virginia August 25, 2009 11:32 am

    You take a notebook with you when you are not recording the information in the image itself. Old style film photogs would use a notebook to take note of where they were, lighting, appature, ISO and other bits of info... as well as what lense they used to achieve a specific effect.

  • Scott Wooding August 25, 2009 04:48 am

    Hello, I interest in Photographer!! Just ask you one question!!! I want to know why we need notebook with us when we go out for photographer??? Can you explain me why??

  • Hadi June 19, 2009 02:48 pm

    Great Advice, I love photography but I never had a camera. I am buying the Nikon D90 and I have read reviews and I love that camera.

    Once I get it my journey starts.

  • Virginia June 17, 2009 04:42 am

    Would love to see more tips for the crafter. Those who take shots of their products for sale on etsy, artfire or other venues.

    Great advice! Especially not leaving home without your camera. I take my gear with me so much that my 3 year old will drag this heavy bag of gear to the door anytime she thinks I'm going somewhere. I do carry my point and shoot in my purse, but my other gear when the lighting is good (or I think it will be)

  • Mitzi Bowersox June 4, 2009 05:19 pm

    I'm so glad I found this site. I'm in the infant phase of photography but enjoying every moment. I also, never leave home without my camera.

  • patricio February 21, 2009 04:05 am

    hi i'm new to this just wondering what you guys migth be interested in learning how to take pics. or products that help take great pics. i seen that it say you don't need the best stuff but wouldn't it be better to have.

  • Kim Gorman February 16, 2009 09:21 am

    This is a great website. I appreciate your tips. Thanks.

  • Laicos December 4, 2008 06:49 pm

    Its a great article and inspiration for beginners.Its true that you don't need a expensive camera to get excellent pictures.Its more of a art than technology and techniques that you apply when using it.Playing with various settings(manual, aperture, shutter) helps to explore more about your camera and experimenting in anything that you want.

    I have a Fujifilm camera and still exploring.Here's my address in flickr.check that out.http://www.flickr.com/photos/31153249@N06/

  • Pixel September 9, 2008 04:34 am

    Great list - Tip #1 especially rings true for me, since recently I've taken up (on purpose) a cheap and terrible 1.3 megapixel camera with almost no ability to take night shots -- but with photos that can exude a really cool "lo-fi" sort of charm and glow. Sometimes limitations do more than anything to unlock creativity. I wish I'd read this post years back instead of now, but I've passed it on to readers of my beginners digital photography blog (http://www.picessentials.com) who will hopefully get a lot out of it. I've got a lot to learn too, so I'll keep checking DPS out!

  • Bob Dale January 31, 2008 01:36 pm

    Here's my favorite tip from your list:
    1. Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away.
    So many people think that the tool (camera) means that you can do the skill (photography). Getting a new camera is fun BUT use what you have and invest in photo education and start to learn how to see like a professional photographer sees. THEN buy a better camera after you have increased you skills.

    Bob Dale
    Master Photographer
    http://www.howtotakedigitalphotos.com
    http://www.scrapbookingideavideos.com

  • Chris January 4, 2008 11:15 pm

    What an excellent list. It's great finding resources like this aimed specifically at beginners. I purchased my first DSLR a couple of months ago, and have been on a steep learning curve ever since. Stuck with the fully automatic mode for a while, then left the automatic safety net for the 'almost as safe' territory of the predefined modes (Portrait, landscape, macro etc). in the last couple of weeks I've now started dabbling in Aperture and shutter prioroty modes. Whilst the results are quite often less than satisfactory, occasionally a little gem will appear.

    Thanks for the tips and links

    Feel free to have a look at my amateur efforts at http://www.photopye.co.uk

  • Michael September 27, 2007 03:46 am

    Thanks for the excellent tips. I got a nice new D40x with lots of speed, memory, and battery power, but the one thing I find myself missing is a tripod. I am either going to have to buy one soon or swipe my wife's! And then for Christmas, the telephoto lens.... :)

  • Puplet September 22, 2007 10:10 pm

    Often overlooked, but I think digicams are still a fantastic way of getting into photography: small, easy to use, and no "kit" to buy for them even if you wanted to shell out more money! Plus, if you ever wanted an SLR (and some people don't) you have a nice little digicam too...

    No piece of equipment has driven my photography forward so much as the little Fuji digicam I bought almost three years ago. One year and 10,000 pics later, I knew about the kinds of pictures I liked, my favourite subject matter, and exactly what I wanted from my next camera.

  • PRH September 22, 2007 09:43 pm

    Great advise for all. It's easy to take the same type of photograph again and again and forget to experiment with something new.

  • Ted Trujillo September 22, 2007 03:37 pm

    For me the one I had to learn was keep my camera on me and ready at all times. Batteries full and memory available. Then just go crazy, especially with digital, darn I love digital. Great list, thanks.

    Ted

  • Jordan Meeter September 22, 2007 08:46 am

    Thanks, this is an excellent list!

  • Devyn September 22, 2007 01:03 am

    Klaidas, you are so right. There is something interesting in everything, you just have to be willing to look for it.

    I also think #3 is important. I almost never leave home without my camera, even to go to work. You never know when something amazing appears before you and you'll kick yourself if you don't have your camera.

    #10 is also good advice. I am only an amateur, but I try to take 1,000 shots a month which always results in a few dozen really good photos.

    I would also add that it is always helpful to take several shots of the same subject changing angles and making small adjustments. One of them will always be better than the others.

  • Azeem September 21, 2007 04:27 am

    Great advices, we can learn lot about dof, composition, colour and lighting with modern point and shoot also. I have started photography just 6 months ago and I am still enjoying lot with my point and shoot.

    But one thing I wanted to mention, I am always very gratefull to Darren for dps, I learned heaps here and everyday waits curiously for email.

    Here are some of my photos, love to hear comments and critiques.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/azeemqais

    Azeem Qais

  • peteej September 21, 2007 03:46 am

    Klaidas, I agree completely. I've been doing the same and it really makes you take a closer look at your immediate surroundings. Quite refreshing, actually.

  • JPO September 21, 2007 03:04 am

    I would add one more tip. stolen from lightroom

    Have Fun.

    We tend to worry too much about the shot and we miss on the fun. I know at times as an enthusiast this has caused me to stop wanting to shoot photos, and I would guess for a beginner it would be deadly.

    Joe

  • Klaidas September 21, 2007 01:58 am

    One of the best tips is the 5th one ("Don’t overlook mundane subjects for photography").
    I've been taking photos for some time now, yet only a few months ago I started thinking about simple stuff as subjects in photos.

  • Suman Chakrabarty September 20, 2007 11:49 pm

    Oops ! Didn't realize that HTML embedding of photos is not allowed here !

    Here is the direct link to the photo I was talking about: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sumanc/532024360/in/set-72157594250821168/

    Thanks,
    Suman.

  • Suman Chakrabarty September 20, 2007 11:46 pm

    Excellent advices. I have always been fond of my Nikon film point and shoot camera and I have taken many of my favorite pictures using that. Here is one example. :)

    Regards,
    Suman.

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