By now you have taken hundreds if not thousands of photos. I bet you have heard or thought that a great camera takes better pictures. If you are an experienced photographer, it can be a bit of a downer, and if you are just starting out, it has you thinking you have to break the bank.
The truth is anyone can take good pictures with a little creativity and some practice. One thing that digital photography allows us is to take a lot of photos. If you watch the professionals that get paid for their work, a shoot may involve thousands of photographs so they can choose the best of the bunch. They usually have spectacular equipment too, but that is a career investment.
Stop taking one shot of a subject, make a bunch. Another thing is to really look at your subject, check the light, angle, distance, and get close. If you are photographing children or animals get on their level. With living things highlight the eyes, that is your focus.
Invest in some editing software, almost no one who you admire displays pictures straight out of the camera. The best is Adobe’s Creative Cloud, but it is pricey and requires a subscription. Check the web for alternatives.
Join a club or organization that focuses on photography. Watch YouTube videos, especially the ones about your equipment. Books are also good though many overlook them now. Take classes if you feel you need extra help.
You can be a great creative photographer, and you are probably better than you think already.
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