One of the Most Overlooked Ways to Improve Your Photography

The internet is inundated with advice on how to improve your photography, and while a lot of it is good and can certainly help you become better behind the camera, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to take it all in. This excellent video discusses something a lot of us do not do that much, but that will help improve anyone's photography.

Coming to you from James Popsys, this great video discusses the importance of studying your own favorite photos while Popsys demonstrates with some of his own. We can study all the technique we want, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with that and it can be quite beneficial, every photographer has a different set of aesthetic preferences. That is why it is so important to study your past photos that you consider successful. Taking the time to understand what it is about the exposure choices, the composition, the color grading, etc. that make the photo desirable to you can help you to better understand your own methods. In turn, you can then approach your work with more intentionality, enabling you to purposely create shots you want instead of hoping to luck into them. Check out the video above for Popsys' full thoughts. 

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At your door seems to find his vegetables more interesting than this video.
Why doesn’t Fstoppers / Alex write their own articles any more. What does Fstoppers get per YouTube click. If there was no payment from YouTube would you have bothered?
Do you Alex spend your journalistic talents and your photography interests on finding YouTube videos people might click on. It can’t be very fulfilling.

EL PIC's picture

Alex is still trying to find self gratification in You Tube reruns..

Alex Cooke's picture

My life is perfectly gratifying, thanks! 🤗

Stas Aleksandersson's picture

Another post from Alex, another YouTube link.
The article says one of the ways. One. Like just one. Why the hell does this video take 23 minutes? Alex if you read this, would you please wrap your videos up in one or two sentences. I think people would appreciate it.