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Photography 101

People take pictures with their cameras all the time, but not everyone can call themselves a “photographer.” It usually takes a new level of interest for any shooter to want to get into photography and make it a hobby or a career. At the same time, potential expenses and the vast amount of information that you’ll need to acquire can be overwhelming for any aspiring photographer, or anyone embarking upon a beginner photography career.

So what’s the first step to take? Any photographer will tell you that there’s no single road to get into photography or to learn how to make money with photography. There are, in fact, many ways that you can kickstart your amateur photography journey.

An important lesson for beginner photographers is that you won’t become an expert overnight — and that’s okay! Gradually expanding your photographic knowledge gives you plenty of time to develop specific interests and skills in different kinds of photography.

On your journey to becoming a great photographer, focus first on learning your digital camera’s settings and experimenting with different photography gear like lenses, tripods, and other accessories.

Spend time playing with image composition and exploring different lighting conditions and photography techniques.

You’ll eventually be ready to take your photography to the next level and try more advanced photography skills like the rule of thirds and the golden ratio. But it will take time to advance to those more granular disciplines. Continue reading from Adorama

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