Well done! That said, there is a flood of information on the internet, which can be confusing to a beginner. The next few paragraphs detail some practical tips that will get you started in the exciting world of photography.
Don’t dawdle when taking photographs. The longer you take, the higher the chance of the subject moving, running off or something else changing to ruin the photo. Photography is about capturing a moment, so be fast, and don’t let the moment slip away.
Move closer to the object of your picture, and you will get a better shot. This allows you to eliminate backgrounds that are distracting, and it also makes it easier to properly frame what you are photographing. This is especially important if you are photographing a subject for a portrait, as it makes it easier for you to focus your lens on facial expressions. Those small, yet important details are often lost when you’re standing too far away.
Here is a little did-you-know photo hint! You need to experiment with shutter speeds. On your SLR camera there are several settings; S, A, M and P. Using the “P” setting will put your camera into program mode. In this fully automatic camera setting, your shutter speed and aperture are set for you automatically. If you do not wish to work with these features, you should select P.
There’s so many different features to play with on your camera. Make sure you adjust your colors and angles while experimenting. You don’t need spectacular subjects to get spectacular pictures. When a great photographer combines their skill level and artistic eye, they can make even the most boring object look fascinating. Experiment with your photos until you discover your personal style.
Practice makes perfect, so buy the largest memory card you can for you camera, and enable yourself to take a plethora of practice shots. With more storage on a memory card, having room for photos does not have to be a worry. An added benefit of a larger memory card is that you will be able to shoot in RAW (if your camera has this capability). The RAW format preserves more details than JPEG and allows for a lot of flexibility once you get into post-production.
As you can see, there are many small steps you can take to significantly improve your photography skills. If need be, return to this list of helpful hints. Just stick with it; with persistent you can turn your photography into an art form!