Both my father and my grandfather were great photographers and when I was a child, they had both tried in vain to get me interested in the hobby. Unfortunately for me, by the time I decided that I would quite like to take on photography as a hobby, both my father and grandfather had passed on and I could no longer rely on them for the help and support that I needed to improve my poor photography skills. Thankfully my friend and professional photographer Radha C Singh stepped in to help me out and show me the ways of the photography world.

I am currently a good amateur photographer and I wanted to pass on to your some of the tips and tricks that helped me to improve, in the hope that they can help you too.

Colour Days

Tackling each colour in photography comes with its own challenges and I have learned over the years that there are many different settings and filters on my camera with I need to use for each different colour. In order to learn this the best advice that I can give you is to pick a different colour each day which you will take photos of. For example, if you decide that Monday is yellow day, head out and snap flowers, signs, cars and any other object that is yellow in colour. Try out a wide variety of different setups for each colour until you get it just right.

Carry the Camera

There were many days that I would go out and intentionally look for inspiration when it came to what I would take photos of. Invariably what would happen is that those moments when I didn’t have my camera, would be the moments when I needed it most. To overcome this I decided to take my camera with my everywhere that I went and allow the inspiration to find me rather than the other way around, and when it did, I wold be ready. If you want to improve your photography skills, I would urge you to carry your camera with you wherever you go.

Learn Online

The internet is a fantastic place to pick up new skills and learn new things, including photography and I would suggest that you use the internet for this reason exactly. Whether you decide to follow tutorials on sites such as YouTube or read tips and tricks from photography experts on websites, you will be able to learn a great deal more about the skill and the craft of photography and you can implement what you have learned the next time you go out and shoot. The depth of the tutorials and how-to guides is fantastic and they really do cover all bases, this means that whether you are an amateur or a beginner, you can find it very easy to learn something new using the internet.

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