Ready to take your photography to the next level?
This is where you should start…
The following 10 tips are some of the cornerstones of great photography. They’re simple and straightforward, too, so you can start using each tip right now, today, and see improved results.
Without further ado, let’s get to it!
Camera shake causes blurry photos, and usually occurs when you handhold the camera.
Step one is to learn how to properly hold your camera such that you give it the most stable base possible.
That includes using both your hands – one on the camera grip and another under the camera body/lens. You should also tuck your elbows into your chest to give your arms additional support, as shown in the image above.
1. Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away.
It’s possible to get very nice photos with an inexpensive point and shoot. See these examples on Flickr. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera to get when it’s time to upgrade.
2. Consider a tripod.
On the other hand, an inexpensive tripod is worth getting, especially if you have shaky hands like mine. When I got a tripod, my satisfaction with my shots skyrocketed. For even more stability, use your camera’s timer function with a tripod (read our introduction to tripods).