How to Improve DSLR Photography? If You Remain in the Same Level of Skill and Not Keen in the Learning Process, It is Difficult to Improve. This Guide, How to Improve DSLR Photography is a special topic with handpicked articles and guides on Digital Photography from our Digital Photography section. First and foremost important part one must understand – Photography is a form of Visual Art. Those who have a minimal certification course on Traditional Drawing or Painting will have an extra edge over the common persons. It is quite normal, that; a person with Masters’ Degree or above will have better grasp on the creative part of Digital Photography. Some top-up course on Digital Photography might help you to learn the methodical approach to make the Photography to a better state. We often mention that, that it is important to browse through the online Photography Forums and Blogs, buy and read books – but, it is normal that, if the basic idea “What Should Be My Next Step To Improve” is not grown, mere watching the Photography will not help much in long run. This is because, subconsciously you’ll start to “copy” the visual representation by the other photographers.
How to Improve DSLR Photography : Facebook is an Enemy in Learning Process
Posting your Photographs on Facebook personal profile, can become your enemy in your improvement process due to hundreds of practical reasons. First thing, the known persons, by a natural politeness, might give a “Like”. The “Like” is not for your better skill, it is basically FOR KNOWING YOU. Secondly, Facebook, is taken as one of the worst social network for quality of traffic. Except selling and marketing products and services, getting back links, even the commercial blogs never target to bring the Facebook blind traffic to the website – conversion rate is not great. This is one of reason why Facebook Ads costs lesser. Thirdly, Facebook has own algorithm to expose your status update. Facebook personal profile, basically is for “interpersonal relationship”. If you are a Single male, there is enough chance, that your photographs will be exposed to the young single Females more. For natural reasons, they might avoid to give a Like. Fourthly, Facebook has a worst strategy to expose the photographs with Faces. That is because, people clicks on Ads more if there is a face surrounding the Ad unit.
The case of Facebook Page is different. It becomes a Landing Page. However, Facebook’s Licensing is not clear. You can check Facebook’s Usage Terms, it has a clear indication that the upload content can be of Facebook. That is one of the reason why, during upload, Facebook changes the name of file, format etc.
Among the other biasing factors are your peer group, your social influence etc. Females, invariably get more Likes on personal profile status update. If the same Photograph is exposed even on Pinterest, the data of “Repin” or “Like” will not match. Apart from Faces, Facebook expose the Landscapes. More professional the social network is, more difficult is to draw attention and that is the practical way to judge. deviantArt is almost the standard for all types of visual arts. It has critics feature, way to get exposed, proper Licensing and options to sell the artwork. LinkedIn is usually not used for getting criticism; Flickr, 500px etc. are becoming too much popular to tend towards Facebook. deviantArt is really a great network and you can get the right comment.
How to Improve DSLR Photography : Learn the Basics First
You should understand the importance of learning the theory on optics, how to master the control of the camera like we have written on the articles on Manual Mode, Which Camera Mode to Use in Which Situation. Obviously, you need to understand the capability of your camera. APS-C body might not work great with a 35mm Prime Lens. You must understand which accessories you should buy and which can be avoided.
Photography is quite expensive hobby. But, with effort, honestly with an Entry Level DSLR, it is possible to take great photographs. A DIY soft box or a DIY Studio does not cost a huge but can put many issues like noise.
There is a kind of “syllabus”. If you do not follow that curriculum, the chance to get exhausted is more. Set your goals in learning process. How many DSLR users actually even are aware how to hold a DSLR, we have doubt.
In one sense, it is not the human, but the camera which takes the Photograph; but in other sense, the camera can not arrange or indicate which situation is the right to take an excellent and exceptional photograph.
How to Improve DSLR Photography : Adobe Photoshop is The Digital Darkroom
Adobe Photoshop and Mac is The Standard in Post Processing and designing. Mac Pro and MacBook Pro demands manual, hardware calibration. Learning Adobe Photoshop can be enough time consuming. Focus can not be made fully perfect on a blurred image on Adobe Photoshop – that is not the usage of Adobe Photoshop. Post Processing, since the beginning of the history of Photography, had value, has value and will have.
How to Improve DSLR Photography : Selecting Your Niche
If you try to excel from Portrait, via street photography to landscape, not only you’ll end up in buying hundreds of costly accessories and books, but also there is enough change to get exhausted faster. Street Photography is a dedicated niche. The way of representation of the visual art is photography in most of the niche, but they also could be represented with oil painting, water color, charcoal or even words. So, adding beautiful bokeh is only a part of the representation – creating bokeh is not the target except for tutorial or demonstration purpose.
Definitely, for practical need; we have to take almost all types of Photographs; but if you are serious about Photography, you should understand the depth of our point.
There is an excellent person from Canada on my Google Plus profile. His biggest plus point is that, he understands well; landscape, nature photography suits him well. In last few years, his improvement is excellent. Again – Google Plus is a community, where without skill; it is very tough to get Plus Ones and Followers.
How to Improve DSLR Photography : Do Not Research on The Topic
If you are inclined towards taking photographs of flowers, if you start research about their biological classification, actually your mind will get diverted. Do we have any article on this website on Health or Cooking or Automobile? No.
Because the niches are different. Google’s machine learning algorithm will fail to understand what the website is about, the ad targeting will go wrong. Have you noticed that actually we interlinked an article from this article towards guide for Mac? Additionally, as content writer, we’ll also fail to concentrate on the particular topic.
We probably gave an example, which is not suitable; but our point is to make you understanding to set your primary target. If you were a research scholar of Botany and purchased a DSLR for academic reason, the way of approach towards a flower will not be the same.