Without wasting any words, let’s just get into top listed photography tips and tricks from beginners to professionals out there –
- Know Your Camera
Before you start learning about photography, you should first get accustomed to your camera, so that you can find the relevant camera settings when we go over them further down in the article. If your primary camera is a DSLR, it does not hurt to know what a DSLR is and how it works. If you shoot with a mirrorless camera, we have a similar article that describes what a mirrorless camera is and how it compares to a DSLR. And if you want to take it up a level, we have a detailed DSLR vs Mirrorless article that lists every advantage and disadvantage of the two. If you shoot with a point-and-shoot camera, check out our DSLR vs Point-and-Shoot article that compares the two.
- Learn Photography Basics
Once you have a camera kit to shoot with and you know how to turn it on to take a picture, it is a good time to learn and understand the photography basics. First, start out by reading about Aperture (also see Lens Aperture Chart for Beginners), Shutter Speed and Camera ISO. Then put the three together in Understanding ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture for Beginners article and seal it with the Exposure Triangle for Beginners and Choosing a Creative Exposure articles.
- Learn Nomenclature
Learn various abbreviations of your camera, learn it at basic level then have a look around if you can do the same with other camera’s without having to look at the camera manual for each and every new cam that you come across. Also, learn about the one-click zoo, fixing “Err” error, focal length comparison and total shutter actuation.