Five Helpful Camera Tips for Beginner Photographers

When you're first starting out in photography, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to learn all the things that help you take better pictures and properly use and protect your equipment. This great video will give you five helpful tips to improve your images and make shooting easier.

Coming to you from Saurav Sinha, this helpful video will give beginners five tips to improve their photography and take better care of their equipment. In regards to his second tip, note that increasing the ISO will only help you manually focus more easily if you're using live view or a mirrorless camera with an electronic viewfinder. Instead of using auto ISO, you can also raise it manually until you can get your focus, then drop it back to where you'd like it to be for the exposure. Also, when changing lenses, as Sinha mentions, keep the camera pointed downward. In addition, try to avoid changing lenses in a windy, wet, or dusty environment. If I have to do this, I typically turn my back to the wind and hunch over the camera, pulling it into my body to form a bit of a shell around it, minimizing the chances a stray particle or raindrop will get inside of it. I also pre-loosen the lens cap on the lens I'm going to be attaching so I can be as quick as possible. Check out the video above for more tips. 

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John Dawson's picture

Tip 1: Don't hold your camera like the dude at the top of this article.

michaeljin's picture

Tip 2: Spend less time reading gear reviews and more time taking pictures.

Matthias Kirk's picture

Nailing focus in astro shots? Easy: put the camera in auto ISO and aim a flash light into the sky. Wait, what?