There are many things to learn, improve, and change if we want to become better at something. There are many mistakes to make and learn from them as well. In this video, Nigel Danson suggests seven things that you can change and improve if you want to become a better photographer.
One of the things I like most about photography is that there’s always something new to learn. If you’re relatively new to it, there’s a vast world ahead of you to discover. Luckily, there’s plenty of concise and interesting content to learn from, such as this video from Mango Street. Daniel and Rachel will introduce five things and techniques that you should learn in order to start taking more interesting and visually compelling images.
I’m a firm believer that every space has a story to tell. Not every space (or story) is going to be glamorous or elegant; some places may be dated, downright trashy, or even worse, super boring withpe no personality (think of all those beige rooms in early 90s mcmansions…). But I think there is a concept for every space if you can stretch your imagination.
We are all familiar with the common ones of making sure focus is correct, rule of thirds, tangents, and great gear. However, there are a few ways of looking at the image while we are shooting that can help us see what we are creating with more clarity and deliberateness.
And while exposure is often discussed, what is not discussed is “placing” the exposure and the ability of the photographer to have control over where the values should be.