Well done! That said, there is a flood of information on the internet, which can be confusing to a beginner. Here are some ideas to get you on the road to quickly improving your skills so you can take stunning pictures.
Choose carefully what will show in your photograph. A great picture will allow the viewer to see a particular aspect of the subject in the photograph. You should avoid showing too much when taking a photograph. If you want to give a more general impression of something, take a series of pictures, rather than a single photograph with no real focus or details.
Select what will appear in your photograph. An excellent photo will function like a little window, showing a moment in time for your subject. Don’t focus on too many different things. A series of photographs taken in succession which lack a focus on a single subject create a story, or a general impression of a scene.
When you feel as though you are ready for a high end camera, look for a good quality digital single lens reflex camera. The digital single-lens reflex is the best kind of camera for viewing your subjects as the photos are taken. For the most detailed pictures and largest image sensors, you want to invest in a full-frame DSLR.
For landscape photography, attempt to capture the natural depth of the view. Create a good sense of scale with the use of a recognized object in your foreground. A small aperture–no more than f/8 on a digital camera and no more than f/16 on a SLR–can show sharpness in both the background and foreground.
Some good advice is to be sure to actively search out other photographers, and look at their work for inspiration. Seeing their work can remind you of all the various ways to take photos of many moments.
Always make sure you have a fully charged battery before any special event or when you are planning on using the camera. Because digital cameras drain their batteries pretty fast, it’s important that you start the day with a full charge. Since you’ll be taking a lot of pictures, you should probably bring a back-up set of batteries, too.
Hopefully this article has provided you with several techniques that you can utilize to begin improving your skill in photography. Return to this list as needed to brush up on the techniques discussed. Any photographer can elevate their work into the realm of art; you can be one of them if you cultivate your talent with persistence.