5 Ways to Improve Your Photography

Improving photography skills extends beyond mastering camera settings or the latest gear; it's about embracing creativity and versatility. This fantastic video tutorial offers photographers five ways to improve their work without spending a dime. 

Coming to you from Andrew Lanxon Photography, this insightful video begins by challenging photographers to step out of their comfort zones. Lanxon emphasizes the importance of experimenting with various genres, drawing parallels with artists like Picasso who evolved by exploring different styles. This approach, Lanxon argues, is vital for creative growth and inspiration. He shares his personal journey, highlighting how diversifying his focus, including macro photography, invigorated his passion. This principle resonates deeply, as it encourages creatives to broaden their horizons, potentially leading to a more fulfilling and diverse portfolio.

Another key takeaway from the video is the emphasis on knowledge over equipment. Lanxon contends that while gear is important, it doesn't inherently enhance creativity. He advocates for a more mindful approach, focusing on the imagery rather than being overwhelmed by gear choices. This perspective is refreshing in a world often obsessed with the latest technology. It aligns with the idea that the photographer's vision and skill, not just the camera, create impactful images, something that can be easy to forget, whether you're a beginner or an experienced pro.

Check out the video above for the full rundown from Lanxon. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Thank you. All good points.