Improve Your Photography With These Helpful Tips

You might think that an epic view will result in an epic photo, but often, it’s the elements within the view that matter more. This helpful video tutorial features that bit of wisdom along with lots more.

Coming to you from Joshua Peg, this insightful video shares four valuable tips for improving your photography. The first tip is about recognizing that a stunning view isn’t enough. Think about the photos you admire; they likely focus on a specific subject rather than just the horizon. When scouting locations, find something within the view to serve as your subject. This approach ensures your photos have a focal point and aren’t just wide, empty landscapes.

The second tip emphasizes simplicity. Often, you might feel the need to include many elements in your photos, like wildflowers, sunsets, or buildings. However, cramming too much into one frame can make the image cluttered. Peg suggests taking the obvious shot. Experienced photographers often capture the most straightforward, pared-down images because they know these tend to be the most effective. Simplicity in photography can lead to more compelling and visually pleasing results.

Additionally, Peg touches on the importance of consuming other photographers’ work. This can inspire you and introduce new perspectives into your photography. If you find yourself in a creative rut, looking at how others approach their work can provide fresh ideas and motivation. Analyzing your photos and breaking down the thought process behind them can also be beneficial. That's just the start, so check out the video above for the full rundown from Peg.

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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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