This Is Why Other People Get Amazing Photos and You Don't

In this video from nature photographer Simon d'Entremont, he details many solid techniques to help you improve your photography. 

The first topic d'Entremont discusses is the best time to shoot, namely at sunrise or sunset, and how being on location at the right time of day can make all the difference in getting a great shot. Related to the time of day, he also discusses how important it is to be critically aware of the entire scene. According to him, "angle and perspective are everything in photography." He demonstrates how being in the right place, at the right time, with the right angle can result in an amazing shot, like the lighthouse photo he shows in the video. Another excellent tip he gives is to remember that "lucky" photographers try and fail more. In order to get one great shot, Mr. d'Entremont might take 500 photos. Another excellent tip he gives pertains to gear. The best photographers, he says, learn their gear, and know it well, without obsessing over it. This way, they are ready to go at a moment's notice without needing to fuss with their gear.

Although these tips might seem rather basic, I highly recommend the video because d'Entremont is eloquent and has a wonderful way of explaining his tips clearly. Also, his work is beautiful, and during the video, he shows some of his photos as examples. 

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Glad to see a photographer like Simon being recognized and published here!

I recently discovered his channel and think he has some of the best photography content out there.

It seems like helpful tips but maybe it's gatekeeping.

He's saying that one way is better than another, and the better way also happens to be the way he did it.

So many on social media like to claim their way of doing it is the correct way and others are wrong. Time and practice is one of the best ways to improve your photography.

I didn't get that sense from the video at all. To me, he's just giving solid tips from someone who has a ton of experience. Maybe the title is a bit confrontational, but in the vid he doesn't come off as arrogant or anything like that. Quite the opposite, actually.

I actually don't mind gatekeeping and think it's part of the discourse of the arts. What intrigues me is how some people can do it without causing a storm of controversy while others are considered offensive immediately.

Good video by Simon d'Entremont, thumbs up and immediately subscribed ALL. Maybe I learn something new along the way.