Three valuable tips to help you take better pictures

In this video you are going to learn 3 valuable elements that will help you Take Better Pictures. There are of course hundreds of valuable tips, to learn about digital photography, but these three main areas are a good place to start. If you are fairly new to digital photography watch the video. If you have any comments or questions, let me know. I’d be happy to help.

The three elements are:

  • Properly setting up your digital camera
  • Composition
  • Light

1. Setting up your digital camera

Digital cameras have TOO many menus, but the most important ones are File Size, File quality, ISO, White Balance and learning to read and interpret the histogram. These are the most important functions you need to understand to get you on the right path to taking better pictures with your digital camera.

2. Composition

This is the easiest non-technical way to make your pictures better. Good composition is the strongest way of seeing – Edward Weston coined that. If you have good composition in your photos, people will be drawn to your photos and want to look at them.

3. Light

Light is the paint of photographers. It has quality, quantity and direction. Often it’s the light that makes us notice that something has “picture taking” potential. Imagine sunsets, and how window light falls on your subject, and how backlit subjects look so dramatic.

If you can develop your sense of “seeing” light, you’ll improve your pictures.

A lot of people start taking pictures in really hard lighting situations and they get defeated early. They spend their time indoors. Start using outdoor natural light. Leave the flash off until you have trained your eye to see the natural light in the world around you. You might find that you don’t need a flash as often as you think.

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