Hye Myung is a Korean photographer who started taking photos at the age of 60. He won many prizes from different national photography competitions in South Koreaand tell you 10 tips for beginner photographers.
Welcome to a photography world! If you read this article, you may be a new photographer and will become a professional photographer in the future. This is a big step and there are a lot of things to learn from now on. If you are seriously thinking to be a professional photographer for bread and butter, please read the following tips.
- Please Don’t Buy the Expensive Equipment straight away
It is a waste of money if you buy expensive camera equipment at this stage. Don’t buy anything that expensive that does not make your photos look good. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera to get when it’s time to upgrade.
- Get a Tripod
Tripod is OK to buy at any stage. Actually, it’s better to have on in the beginning. Especially, if you are planning to participate in photo competitions, you must have one because you can’t submit the photos which are out of focus and you never won the competition.
- Always Carry Your Camera Where You Go
DSLR is quite heavy too carry? Then, get a small camera or use the camera on your mobile phone to practice. You might capture unexpected opportunities and the more you take photos, you know more about the camera.
- Consider to Enrol the Photography Courses
Join a photography club in your local community and share experience with others and study photography together. You will see chances you never noticed before.
- Self Taught with Youtube
Youtube will be your teacher! It has everything! Go on Youtube and learn, it is FREE!
- Study Your Camera
Try to press any buttons attached on your camera! What are you worried? Nothing to lose! But before exploring yourself, you should read the manual first because sometimes you don’t know what little symbols stand for. If you don’t like to read? Go to Youtube! I have seen that nowadays many university lecturers encourage students to go to Youtube and be self taught for their assignments.
- Read Photography Magazines
It’s always fun to read photography magazines. If you are not good at English, it’s ok! Don’t be afraid to read. Nowadays, many photography magazines provide free photography tutorials online which is free of charge. Authors are qualified professional photographers, you will learn more than what you expect. Here is photography mazaine lists:
1. Professional Photographer
2. Photoshop Creative
3. PhotoPlus Magazine (Canon)
4. Photography Week
5. Outdoor Photography
6. Outdoor Photographer
8. Digital Photo Pro and more
8. Shooting Regularly
Don’t stay home! Try to photograph anything every day and share your shot with others. It’s very important to practice every day and see how others takes photos for the same subjects.