Alexander Acosta Osorio

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So you’ve got a camera, and then what?

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We all have been there.

We have gotten all enthuse about a new camera and invest some money buying one. It’s a nice feeling, but probably you are shown, rather blindly, by a store clerk who told you what’s best for you.

You got a new camera, nice, but do you own it?

Many of us have gotten our new toys and played with them as if we were pros and comeback home with a bunch of blurry, disappointing images.

That’s when reality sinks in.

But knowing nothing about photography isn’t something you cannot change. Even more so  now that you’ve got that camera in your hands.

There are many ways we can approach this:

A. You use the automatic setting and we forget about getting better.

B. You take some action, do some research and start working on building you skills.

If you what to B, then you better follow some simple steps, here:

http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/5283/how-to-start-learning-photography/

If you know nothing about photography, surely the link would be helpful. I found some advice for the beginner that I want to build on. So…

  • Take lots of photos– but not carelessly. Pay attention and focus on a subject.
  • Look at each of your photos and decide what you like / don’t like about it. keep the good ones and try to learn from them. Look at the bad ones and try to understand what went wrong.
  • Look at other people’s pictures – The more visual information you have, the better your own photography will be.
  • Read the manual that came with your camera– you gotta do it! Otherwise you won’t get out of the Facebook “look at me” album ghetto….
  • Take more photos– always is better to shoot more than less. You are going Digital, so don’t be afraid.
  • Have fun– but keep your focus on what you want to achieve.
  • Show other people your photos– don’t be chicken. Post an album somewhere, share it with people and wait for their comments. That’s a good way to know what kind of photographs you are getting right.

 

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Written by Alexander Acosta Osorio

February 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm

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  1. thnx bro

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    February 16, 2011 at 9:15 am


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