Keep the process you use for taking pictures as simple as you can. More often than not, you can capture wonderful images without messing with different settings.
Be creative with colors, focus, angles, and lighting. A good picture isn’t all about the subject, it’s also about the artistic way it is portrayed. A skilled photographer can take an extraordinary picture of a marginal object. Finding your style can be done by trying different techniques.
Photography needs to be a fun experience. It should be an activity performed to allow you to remember a special place, time or event. Have fun when taking the photos so that you can be excited about learning a new skill.
You are permitted to move your subject in order to discover a unique shot. Try taking pictures of the subject from below, above, to the left and to the right.
Pre-focus your camera and move the lens slightly in one direction so that the subject you are shooting is slightly off center. Centering can be very expected and therefore not all that interesting to look at in a photo. You may create more interest by focusing on what wouldn’t normally be considered the subject in your photograph.
Aperture, ISO, and shutter speed combined can help you to create great pictures. Your photo’s exposure is dictated by these three settings, taken together. Unless you’re trying for a particular effect, you probably want to avoid taking shots that are over- or under-exposed. Have a play with these features and the changes they can make to your photos until you discover what combination of the three you like the best.
Consider finding a club that take pictures, or find someone who is also into photography to buddy up with. You can learn from other people, as long as you don’t allow their style to influence your work. When joining forces with another photographer, compare and contrast your photos of the same subjects, so you can get an idea of how images of identical objects can vary in appearance when taken through the perspective of two different people.
There is no special formula that automatically produces a skilled photographer. Do not stop taking pictures. With each image that you capture, you gain experience. Feel free to experiment; there is no need to develop or keep all of the photos you take, especially if you use a digital camera. You can get better by taking pictures of what you see and later judging it to see if it can be better.
Challenge your preconceived notions regarding expressions, perspective and even scale. You can make an every day object look creative if you put it somewhere that will make it look a different size than it really is. Work on each of your shots to get a fresh take on something familiar.
If you are taking any landscape pictures, there are three main things that you will need to have. The foreground is closest and sharpest in focus, the middle ground less so, and the background is remote, giving a sense of distance. This technique of composition is well-established in many forms of visual art, and photography is certainly among them.