The best way to improve your photography skills is to practice. But it’s not the only way.
In fact, there are quite a few things you can do to boost your skills in 10 minutes or less.
1. Read Your Instruction Manual
But wait! Because there’s one manual that’s worth reading: the one that accompanies your camera.
Seriously, this is essential reading. To get great photos, you have to know your camera.
You likely don’t know what all those buttons are for on your camera. That is, unless you’ve pored over the manual before—and even then, you could probably do with a reminder because it’s rare that a photographer uses all functions on a regular basis.
Knowing everything you can do with your camera doesn’t take long, but it will certainly help in the field. You’ll be better able to adapt to new situations by using the right settings. And that will improve your shots.