5 Helpful Beginner Tips for Better Photos

When you are new to photography, there is a lot to try to learn all at the same time: creative vision, controlling technical parameters, editing, and a lot more. If you are new to photography and looking for some guidance on how to improve, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you five great tips and techniques for creating better photos in no time at all. 

Coming to you from Photography Pro, this awesome video tutorial will show you five helpful tips for creating better images. If I could give advice to any budding photographer, it would be to remember that the photographer's job is to represent what we see in an unusual way. This means you should always work on experimentation and asking yourself what you can do to make your images more compelling than what the naked eye sees. For example, this can be something as simple as taking shots from a height other than eye level. Don't be afraid to take a lot of images and experiment! Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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4 Comments
Lee Morris's picture

I'm curious if Fstoppers readers like this type of content or if it's too simple. If you're reading this, let me know.

Michael Holst's picture

I'd rather read a longer article with original images. Why even read what's said on the page if I'm going to watch the video. Get more industry professionals and thought leaders to write content since I can find most of these videos on my own by going directly to YouTube.

Also, consider what happens to FS site performance when people click over to YT after watching. Content is king and FS has been making a lot less of it over the years.

Jim Doughty's picture

1. Take simple photos (including background blur and getting closer to the subject)
2. Use burst mode
3. Shoot from a low angle
4. Find repeating elements in your composition (and compress them with a long focal length)
5. Use panning to capture moving objects sharply with motion blur around them

This is not a commentary on the "101" nature of these tips -- there's a place for learning at all levels.

This *is* a commentary on the way every little thing here just has to be a video.

This site doesn't seem to treat any information as simple enough that conveying it doesn't require minutes upon minutes of "look at me!" At more than 11 minutes, this one actually qualifies as short around here.

Darren Loveland's picture

Agreed with the comments below. I have zero desire to watch a video, especially the standard nature of a YouTuber promoting themselves. I enjoy reading and tend to learn through reading more effectively. I took this site off my morning bookmark reads and switched to Petapixel because I an actually read content there. Bring more written articles and I'll frequent this site again.