Photography is a popular hobby for all age ranges. Whether you just use the camera at special events or take it up professionally it is used by the vast population as a way of capturing and sharing special moments with loved ones across the globe. With many keen photographers ready to start a hobby and eventually a profession in photography it can be daunting as you do not where to start, how much to spend or what to spend your money on.
Here are some quick tips from the The Photo Team’s photographers to help you get on the right track:
Do not buy expensive equipment
There is no point in spending thousands straight away on a very expensive camera when you are just at the beginning stages of understanding the beauty of photography. Start with an inexpensive camera such as a digital camera or compact camera and get comfortable with the camera’s features. Once you understand the basics you can then choose to buy a camera that will feel comfortable to you.
Click here to understand the main differences between a compact camera, a superzoom camera, DSLR camera and compact system cameras.
Buy an inexpensive tripod
Perfect for those shaky hands. Sometimes it is better to buy a tripod just to understand how it works and understand the timer function. You never know when you will need it in the future.
Make notes along the way
Keep a notepad with you at all times. This will help you keep a track of what has worked well, what has not and what you are planning on capturing next. With new technology you can even just add notes to your phone so its easier to manage.
Always keep your camera with you and keep clicking away
At the beginning stages your camera will be very small and compact so perfect for you carry around with you and snap away when you can. Photo opportunities can come up when you least expect it so a little tip is to always have it to hand.
Do not be afraid to experiment
The best way to learn is to just click away and experiment with the features of the camera. Understand how photos are captured in different lights, angles and the best way to capture different subjects such as people, objects and even nature.
Take your time with photography and make sure your framing and composition are as good as possible before you take the shot. Practice makes perfect!
Thanks for reading!
Love, The Photo Team