Photography Tips: Top 10 Techniques for Better Pictures: Beginners Welcome

Making beautiful photographs involves nothing more than a bit of thought. While it often helps to have decent equipment, all you really need is to take a moment before each shot to think clearly about what you are attempting to capture or create.

The following guidelines are intended to help novice, non-artistic, and/or non-technical picture-takers immediately improve their photography.

If you would like to:

  • Bring home much more pleasing memories from your travels;
  • Make more artistic portraits of your family, pets, or friends;
  • Be satisfied and excited instead of disappointed every time you look at your photos; or
  • Simply enjoy the process of making pictures more;
Then read, study, and implement these simple guidelines.

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Top 10 Beginning Photography Tips

Using of Rule of Thirds
1. Move in closer
Taking the Picture Quickly
2. Be quick
Balanced Photographic Composition
3. Compose with care
Focusing in on one suggestive detail
4. Be selective
Focusing on Your Subject - Heidi
5. Focus on your subject
Snoqualmie Falls - Shooting with a Slow Shutter Speed and Tripod
6. Experiment in time
Look at the Light - Portrait at Sunset
7. Look at the light
Carmel Mission - Clear Blue Skies
8. Watch the weather
9. Keep it simple
Kayak in Monterey Bay - Risky but Worth It
10. Be Bold
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