Tips on How To Become A Digital Photography Guru

Posted on December 4, 2008. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , , |

To become the professional digital photographer you’ve always been dreaming of takes a lot of ambition and perseverance. Most people having the same dream are eager to try but lacks hard work. Winning photo contests, writing books and starting your own business with just using your photography skills as a foundation. So here are some tips to help you bring out the best photographer within you.

1. Learn the basics – The first thing every successful professional needs to know is the basics. Taking a photography degree is a good option, free online tutorials and photography contests forums are very good places to start your career. This will help you learn about exposures, lighting, horizontal lines and flashes.

2. Invest on the right camera – Don’t buy something that is too high tech for you or something that is too simple either. Your camera will be your best buddy as you go on learning photography. Find a camera that will suit your taste and style of taking pictures.

3. Learn more about white balance – Did you know that by balancing the amount of white in a picture can create warmth in it? Read the manuals and how can you tweak the set up of your camera to produce a desired white balance. In photo contests, white balance is a deciding factor.

4. Learn how to use filters – Filters are essentials tools in photography. It help eliminate glare and reflections that can ruin a good picture. Future photography contests will make you realize that the knowledge of filters and its effects are very handy. Again, consult your digital camera’s manual to know how to do this with your camera.

5. Flash – There are cases when you should and should not use your camera’s flash. In most picture contests, camera flash settings are set in auto but you can also get some great shots using the flash on.

6. Close up – Zoom in and get a close up of the subject to focus the picture in the important details you want to show your viewers. In photo competitions some of the best quality pictures are taken in a very close angle.

7. Get a good sized memory card. When you purchase your memory card, consider upgrading to the next level. In order to take good pictures you will want to use it at its highest setting. So, purchase a large enough memory card to hold the most pictures in the highest level of mega pixels. Its a good investment for future picture contests or photo competitions you might want to join.

Buy books, read photography forums and interact with other professional photographers. You can learn a lot in the internet and also, try joining on picture contests. The best teacher is experience, the more you know the better you become in the future.

To see how John Warton, senior photo editor at Photo Laureates reviews photographs and meet, go to www.thephotochallenge.com

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