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Helpful Tips for Photographers

1. Always shoot in RAW. Always.
2. The rule of thirds works 99% of the time.
3. Go outside & shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums.
4. Capture the beauty in the mundane and you have a winning photograph.
5. Better lenses don’t give you better photos.
6. Spend less time looking at other people’s work and more time shooting your own.
7. Have at least 2 backups of all your images
8. Don’t be afraid to take several photos of the same scene at different exposures, angles, or apertures.
9. Find your style of photography and stick with it.
10. Natural light is the best light.
11. Be original in your photography. Don’t try to copy the style of others.
12. Get closer when taking your photos, they often turn out better.
13. The best photographs tell stories that begs the viewer for more.
14. The more gear you carry around with you the less you will enjoy photography.
15. Photography is more than simply taking photos, it is a philosophy of life.

January 7, 2015