7 SIMPLE photography TIPS I wish I knew EARLIER


I was looking through some old photos and realised how far I have come in the last few years. So I tried to understand why and came up with these 7 …


  1. Excellent video. What's improved my photography has been that little 3" screen on the back of my camera. I now compose a scene by looking at a 2D image rather than through an old film camera's viewfinder. Seeing a small version of the composition as opposed to squinting through a finder is much more WYSIWYG, at least for me.

  2. A "professional" photographer recommended I mostly use the Intelligent Auto setting on my new camera. My lightbulb moment was when I noticed my BEST photos were the ones when I "accidentally" had my camera set to Aperture priority and my worst photos were taken in Intelligent Auto and Program mode.

  3. A lot of my photography was spontaneous but once I started planning for a shot and sticking to a plan without getting overwhelmed with the beauty of the world the same thing you said happened

  4. All great tips. I'd like to offer a suggestion. I spent the first 10 years of my photography life focused on technical aspects of squeezing every last drop of detail out of my camera because it was something I could do and see results, though that effort quickly begins to reach diminishing returns, especially with modern cameras. I suggest to anyone wanting to improve their photography to take an art class, learn about composition and color and how to communicate abstract ideas through visual elements. I guarantee you'll see more improvement from this than improving sharpness or even getting slightly more accurate exposure than what full-auto yields. My $0.02

  5. My aha moment was when I started to take my time and see a view instead of looking at the view. Noticing different small things around me. I tended to want to just snap away then fix in the developing stage hoping I just happened to capture the beauty of the scene.

  6. The thing that has started to help me most is using Av on my Canon T6i. I switched from Pentax to Canon and now I am starting to do much better in Av mode, no more over exposures.

  7. Some good tips here. The beach scene is something that has happened to me. I often take a wide shot first of a scene and then think about what I want to make the main subject and then recompose.

  8. You're dead on about folks worrying too much bout cameras. When I started out I was using the enthusiast Sony a55 and always planned to upgrade to full pro gear. However the quality of the pics was so agreeable I have stuck to mid range cameras and now use the a68 instead putting my money into lighting and lenses. I work successfully as a professional portrait photographer. These days a new mid range camera is the equivalent of a two year old pro camera.

  9. Good tips, however I would usually shoot full manual as I like to always have control over shutter speed as well as aperture for capturing motion. Although I understand this isn't an issue when using a tripod and shooting landscapes.

  10. Fantastic video, thanks for the tips, well deserved like&subscribe!
    Can you please tell me which program you used in 5:00 and did you take those stunning landscape videos with the drone from your description (DJI Mavic Air)?
    Greetings from Serbia! 😉

  11. Great video! My top tip is never to be afraid to leave one of your lenses at home in favour of a large flask of coffee. If you want to take it one step further, most camera bags have a slot just the right size for a hip flask. My pictures are always better after a hot cuppa, I find – and a nip of whisky comes in handy as compensation for those occasions when the heavens open and you find your waterproof jacket isn't in fact waterproof at all…


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