There is more to photography than taking clear and recognizable shots. Photography is both a science and an art. There are techniques to learn and master. You will want to look for things that are interesting and appealing to the eye, and pay attention to detail. Here is some advice you can use to get your started.
Play around with shutter speeds to find out what kind of effects you can achieve. A moment in time can be captured by a photograph, and then grouped with others to show an expansive time period. To freeze moving objects, try out a fast shutter speed. A slower shutter speed will help to capture calm, natural scenes.
Be careful when packing cameras and other photography equipment prior to a trip. Take all the lenses you need and don’t forget to pack extra batteries and cleaning tools! Do not take more than what you need and think about what will be convenient to transport with you on your trip.
You should always enjoy taking pictures. Pictures provide memories of people, places or things that you hope to remember and share with others. Make sure you are having fun when you are taking pictures and you will be enthusiastic about learning new skills.
When you are traveling, take small snapshots of intricate details. These pictures will often bring back more memories than a picture of a landscape would. Take a picture of the bus you took or the hotel lobby. Take pictures of the outside of a theater or your goofy doorman.
Moving around gives you an opportunity to frame the perfect shot. Try taking pictures of the subject from below, above, to the left and to the right.
Anybody can become a decent photographer, it just takes practice. Keep shooting pictures, and get experienced at doing so. Feel free to experiment; there is no need to develop or keep all of the photos you take, especially if you use a digital camera. You want to constantly experiment with new subjects and techniques, then judge and compare the results to see what worked best.
You know now that photography requires more than just pointing a camera and clicking the shutter. The quality inherent in your images will be greatly improved if you take the time to apply what you have learned.