This is beginner guide to basic photography.
20 tips that can help any photographer to improve
their workflow and skills as photogrpher.

01. USE QUALITY TRIPOD

When come to photography, a tripod is a must.
Good sturdy tripod, it`s equipment piece for any photographer.
This equipment piece is a must for any photographer who want shoot
some long exposure, hdr sequence or anything else. You don`t need
to choose 1000$ tripod, definitely don`t buy one of those 15$ cheap tripods.
You can invest in 50$ to 100$ tripods. Difference between 100$ tripod
and more expensive tripod it`s just from what material they are built.
The more expensive one are built from carbon fibers and they provide
more durability and stability.

tripod

02. USE SHUTTER CABLE REMOTE

For most of the photography techniques a big benefit is using shutter remote control.
It can be wired remote shutter trigger or wireless shutter remote.
They cost from 5$ for the basic ones to 50$ for the wireless remotes.

remote

03. SHOOT IN RAW

Shooting in raw gives the biggest benefit of digital photography.
A raw file is totaly editable. raw file contain information ready
to be fully editable and ready for large frame printing.

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04. USE SINGLE FOCUS POINT

A single focus point help for better focusing option along with metering mode.
Single focusing will deliver more sharpness in photo than multi focusing poins.
When shooting landscape photography, scene should be focused at closest foreground.
For portrait photography, focus goes to eyes.
In some specific situations, there is technique that is called focus stacking.
A wide open apertures is used, and one scene is taken with different focus.
And then they are merged in to one photo, that everything is in focus.
On some more expensive dslr here is focusing back button.
Its used for focus and recompose.

focus

05. LEARN COMPOSITION

For any beginner who want to learn photography.
Composition it`s a must, nobody want crooked horizont.
When come to art of composition, there is few rules to follow.
Rules like rule of thirds, leading lines, fill the frame are basic.
In the most cases try to have some symmetry in photos.
If you want something more than basic composition.
Try fibonacci sequence rule. For general photo u need to include
foreground, middleground and background.

comp

06. USE LENS FILTERS

For any photographer using filters is a big benefit.
Filters like polariser, neutral density, graduated density can
produce amazing results in photography.
I will recommend to invest in some good brand of filters
like hoya, tiffen, b&w.
Definitely u will not regret buying one.

filters

07. SAY NO TO FULL AUTO MODE

Definitely every professional photographer will tell you.
Stop using the full auto mode. Learn the manual, aperture ,shutter mode
and you will see big difference in your photos.
And not to mention that you fully can control your dlsr.

auto

08. TEACH YOURSELF TO RECOGNIZE GOOD LIGHT

For everyone photographer, no matter is beginner or professional
knows that good light is a must in photography.
The best light for landscape photography is one hour
before and after sunrise or sunset.
That period of time is called blue hour.

blue

09. PLAN AHEAD

For every photography adventure, planning it`s very important.
Things like empty battery full sd card, cold weather can ruin your day.
So planing ahead it`s a must.
From batteries, sd cards, cables, cloth, etc can save you money.

10. LEARN HOW TO FOCUS

In photography focusing is very important.
For most of situations we will use single focus point.
For landscape focusing will be in closest foreground.
Also you need to learn the focusing and recomposing technique.
This option is mostly used on medium level dslr, where
focusing button and shutter button can be separated.
This button is called focusing back button.

foc-2

11. TRY HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY

High speed photography can do amazing things.
Shutter speed bigger than 1/100sec can make sharper portraits.
Faster shutter speed like 1/000sec or even faster can freeze motion.
Especially liquids in falling motions.
To achieve deep freeze of liquid falling motion we need to use more light.
Best option is speedlights.
Sometimes we need more than one speedlight to freeze motion.

drop

12. CHOOSE YOUR LENS

Different lenses are needed for different purposes.
Wide angle lenses are used for landscape and astrophotography.
For portraits best focal length is 70 to 200mm.
Telephoto lens are used for animals, birds or sports photography.
For macro photography 100mm lens ratio 1:1 it`s great option.

lens

13. MAKE CHECK LIST

Again and again.
For every trip a check list is a must.
Make your chack list for every trip, will help you
not to forget important equipment and stuff.

14. BE READY FOR THE MOMENTS

Moments come and go, be ready for that moment.
Prepare your equipment, scout the place that you trying to shoot.
Work the scene before actual moment come.

15. PRACTICE!   PRACTICE!    PRACTICE!

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

No need to say very much about this.
Learn tutorials, upgrade yourself with knowledge and equipment.

16. LEARN TO SHOOT IN BULB MODE

Bulb mode can be best bet for amazing photos.
In this mode we will shoot only extra long exposures.
For more sharp photos aside shutter cable, i will
recommend enabling option “mirror lookup”.

17. LEARN THE METERING MODES

Metering modes are everyday option for determine exposure in camera.
There is four metering modes : Evalutive, Partial, Spot, Center-Weighted.
On photo below it`s shown how they work an their coverage area.

metering

18. MINIMIZE CAMERA VIBRATIONS

In every photoshoot, it`s recommended to minimize camera vibrations.
Aside from shutter speed and shutter trigger, an option called ‘mirror lookup”
can deliver more sharpness and minimize vibrations.
Enable this option in custom functions in camera menu.

mirror

19. WORK THE SCENE

Before blue hour come, and actual moment.
Work the scene, find your shooting location.
Find the scene along with all landscape elements.
Imagine the scene, be ready to capture that amazing moment.

20. POST PROCESSING

After the photoshoot part is done.
It`s time for some post-processing, export your files to computer.
Use any kind post-processing software, i will recommend using
adobe photoshop and adobe lightroom.
Be gentle with post-processing process, you dont want
overprocessed photos with too much saturation and colors.
Teach yourself about post-processing.