2. Learn These Two Rules of Composition
After getting to grips with your camera, you should master composition.
We all have slightly different ideas about what makes a good image: light, angle, subject—these are the things that make your work individual. But there are unifying factors in many fantastic examples of photography.
It’s worth taking a few minutes to check these out because they’ll really help when you’re lining up a shot. It’s up to you to decide which technique works best in situ.
Plus, once you know the rules, you can subvert them for your own artistic purposes.
3. Study Artists
Whatever your hobby or profession, it pays to study your peers and the people you look up to. You naturally pick up a lot of tips just from admiring others’ work, whether knowingly analyzing something or subconsciously learning.
It doesn’t matter, as long as you’re immersing yourself in things you admire.
However, it’s not always about admiration. Look at stuff you don’t like, too. Ask yourself why it elicits that reaction. Why don’t you like it? How can your dislike of an image advance your own photography?