Don’t hesitate to go out and try night photography. With digital photography this is easier than ever. Experiment with long exposures and high ISO values. Different white balance settings can have a very interesting effect at night as well.
When photographing a person that’s looking to the left or right, leave more room in front of their face than behind their head. This keeps the viewer’s eye in the frame. The same applies to moving objects like cars […]
To learn the effect of aperture (f-stops) on depth of field, take a series of photos of the exact same shot. Start at the smallest aperture (largest f-stop number) and with each shot open the aperture by 1 f-stop. […]
Look for repeating patterns. This is a strong compositional element and gives great visual strength to an image.
When shooting something that has no size reference (an insect for eg.), place a recognizable object, like a coin, in the frame to provide a sense of scale to the viewer.
Bad weather makes for great photos… So unfortunately you may just have to get out there and brave the elements. Bring TONS of lens cleaning tissue and protective gear.
Try using slow shutter speeds (<1/30sec) to convey motion. Moving objects will blur at low shutter speeds, try doing this with a tripod so that the background stays sharp and your subject is blurred OR try tracking your subject […]
Always compose shots of the scenery around you!! Even when you’re not shooting! Thinking like a photographer and imagining a unique point of view is the best way to keep improving your shots.
Bracket your photos. What does that mean? Take at least three exposures of each shot, one as your meter tells you and two others, 1 f-stop underexposed and 1 f-stop overexposed. Many cameras have a setting that will do […]
When taking group shots, take multiple exposures. The more people in a shot the more likely that one of them will have their eyes closed.