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15 Tips and Tricks for Beginners to Improve your Photography


As much as passion is important to learn or be a master in photography, one cannot deny the advantage of constantly learning new photography tips and tricks to give that wow factor to your photos. 

With the boom in internet usage and the accessibility to affordable smartphones, people can utilize all the resources available at their fingertips. You just need to type ‘photography tutorial’ on YouTube and there will be plenty of videos for you to learn from.

Here are 15 really cool and equally important photography tips and tricks for beginners that will surely make people fall in love with your photos. 

Tip 1: Have a steady hand

Needless to say that it’s important to have a steady hand while clicking a picture. Thanks to the modern cameras that have image stability feature which gives you the ease to shoot in pristine clarity without any blur. But it’s important to not get used to features and improve your style of shooting. For this, you need to keep on practicing your creative styles.

Tip 2: Rule Of Thirds

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In every photography tutorial when the conversation is about getting perfect clicks or shooting videos with appropriate setup the rule of third is mentioned and is the best practice which makes sure that there is no inappropriate balance of elements.

Tip 3: Expose and focus first, then frame your shot

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The three elements of the exposure triangle are ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture. Once, you understand each other relevancy and the effect it creates on the other two elements, you can master any genre with perfection.

Tip 4: Focus on the eyes

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Eyes talk too and in photography, it is the best visual to put in a frame, be it a human or animal, an eyeshot always creates an impact because of the different perspectives you give while shooting compositions.

Tip 5: Learn to use aperture priority

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This mode helps you decides the amount of exposure in your image and sets the depth of field for blur background images which are very effective when you want to get creative with your subject.

Tip 6: Adjust your shutter speed

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Shutter speed means the amount of light entering the sensor and affecting the image contrast as blur, bright. Experiment with different shutter speed modes to understand how it affects your visual which makes you more confident while shooting in the practical world.

Tip 7: Freeze it

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In order to capture fast-moving objects, adjust the shutter speed which is fast enough to freeze the motion. it’s a really cool photography trick to have good pictures in your portfolio.

Tip 8: Use shadows for aesthetics

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It’s a really cool photography trick to click aesthetic pictures by using shadows. It helps to add drama, emotion, and the intensity to an image to make it look more appealing and portray many stories.

Tip 9: Adjust your camera sensitivity (ISO)

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It’s an important tip to adjust the sensitivity of your sensor film to light. Too much exposure can create grains or noise on your image and too little exposure can saturate your visual creative opacity.

Tip 10: Select the right White Balance setting

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Our eyes adjust according to the light conditions, but our cameras cannot. So, the white balance makes sure that your composition shows more natural color while balancing the white shade on your composition.

Tip 11: Use the right mode

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There are many photography tips and tricks for beginners, but before that, it’s important to understand one’s camera operations such as Aperture, Shutter, or Manual Mode that gives you  control over your subject and how you would like to project the visual display.

Tip 12: Use social media

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Follow photographers on social media to understand their work better while you can also watch photography tutorials shared by them to understand their perspective that will give you more creative ideas.

Tip 13: Watch tutorials

The most trending aspect of today’s modern world. Watch unlimited tutorials at your convenience, be it in a train bus or a cab, your tutorials are always within reach on your phones.

Tip 14: Learn to use photo-editing tools

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Amongst many photography tips and tricks for beginners, this trick is always loved and preferred by every creative content curator. Photo editing is a must-learn so that you can enhance your clicks and make them more impressive.

Tip 15: Try experimenting with new things

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Do experiments, take risks, and practice new photography tips and tricks every day. New things will never bore you, in fact, makes your profession more interesting.

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