If photography was as easy as buying bigger and better gear or having a Facebook page, we would all be photographers by now. However, that’s not how it works and it’s a good thing, too. The journey from being a beginner and finally achieving the status of being a pro is half the fun of photography. Most people give up on photography because they get disheartened after having spent thousands of dollars on their gear only to realise that they are still not able to get “good” pictures. This happens when they try and copy someone else’s style.
So as beginners, we’ve got a lot of work to do. But you will soon see that this is what the zen system of photography is all about.
The points I’ve discussed below are things that I used to do when I first bought my DSLR and it helped me a great deal. So without further ado, here are somethings which all of you beginning with photography must practice every day.
Choose your focus
Every picture that you take boils down to one particular aspect in photography which communicates your POV to your audience. It’s the focus. The point where you focus in an image can have dramatic impact on your viewers. Do it wrong, and you will be sending your image for a toss.
Shoot what you like
Do not get choosy with your shots. Look at the world around you and be aware of things that inspire you. It could be something as simple as kids running around in the park or a jet flying in the sky leaving a trail of smoke behind it. Go for what interests you. Shoot what you want rather than what you need. This technique will help you bring out the best in you. Keep doing this and after some time, you will surely see a big difference from the time when you started shooting until now.