Improving Your Photography
We all love taking pictures; whether that's a quick smartphone snap, or a proper staged photograph with a top of the range camera. Of course, unless you're a professional who's at the top of their game, all of us have a little bit of room for improvement, and can stand to learn a bit more to make our photography and the resulting pictures just that little bit better. This is what we're going to be talking about today! The things you can do and where you can go to learn some brand new skills, and improve the ones you've already got.
We all love taking pictures; whether that’s a quick smartphone snap, or a proper staged photograph with a top of the range camera. Of course, unless you’re a professional who’s at the top of their game, all of us have a little bit of room for improvement, and can stand to learn a bit more to make our photography and the resulting pictures just that little bit better. This is what we’re going to be talking about today! The things you can do and where you can go to learn some brand new skills, and improve the ones you’ve already got.
Improving your Photography
Practice, practice, practice…
While you’re looking for extra tips, tricks and information from the experts, the most important thing you can do (and the best way to ensure you’re getting in plenty of practice to hone the skills you already have, and get to grips properly with anything new that you’re learning! Trying out different positions, lenses, compositions and styles can go a long way to helping you crack exactly what works for you when you’re trying to improve your photography!
One area where many people slip up is with the finished product; you can’t compare your raw image to someone else’s who has worked hard on editing their image to perfect it. Whilst not everyone edits their photos, a good number of people do, which is why learning to edit will go a long way to helping you get the finished product that you desire! Many people use Photoshop to edit their images, but you don’t have to; do some research and decide what works for you before committing to anything.
Do your research
There are so many experts out there who are more than happy to share their tips and advice for improving your craft. A quick Google search will come up with so many different options; for example:
Digital Photography School have put together this post on how you can improve your photography today! The list includes things like taking inspiration from others work by visiting a museum, or freshening your perspective and getting to know your camera. Things that we all can do.
Peta Pixel have offered some advice on 15 ways to improve your photography without needing to buy any extra equipment here; giving advice on how to make your own camera accessories, and telling everyone to read their manual so they can learn their cameras inside and out!
If possible, why not give a different medium a try? Try film photography rather than digital, to increase the pressure to get your shot spot on the first time around! It’s a challenge, but you can do it.
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Once you’ve figured out your proper photography skills and really got the hang of everything, you’ll need somewhere safe and secure to keep hold of all your wonderful pictures (and your editing software, if you’ve chosen to use it!), and that’s where we here at Offcloud can help you! Although we do have paid plans for people who like a little bit extra, when you initially sign up with us you will receive 10GB of totally secure, private storage space and 100 direct download links completely for free! This gives you the perfect opportunity to get to grips with the service and what we have to offer, and gives you tonnes of space to store your photographs and your software, without taking up all of your physical storage space.