So you’ve got a new DSLR …. Now what?

It’s always fun getting new gear, whether it’s a new smartphone camera or a new DSLR camera.

Step 1: To get the best possible photos use all the tools available. Understanding what your camera can and can’t do is essential. When you first get started, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated. So as boring as it sounds, get to know your camera. Every camera is different and the best way to get to know your new camera is to read the manual and try each setting.

Step 2: Don’t get dishearten by all these new terms and techniques. Take it one day and time and use my 50+ photography terms to help decode those as and when they come up with your new camera.

Step 3: Everyone should learn the different compositions, seeing the different possibilities, allow you to choose the best suited one at the time. That includes learning how to break the rules.

Step 4: Lighting is so much more than making sure you can see the subject. It’s about using light to set the tone and feeling. You can use light is so many ways to guide the viewer.

Step 5: Learn how to edit subtly. Subtlety is so important with editing. It’s about enhancing the image, expressing a feeling, point of view or story. Editing should be easy and it all starts with the right settings in camera.

Step 6: Never be afraid of failing – It’s how we grow. Getting feedback is essential to growth and we can help answer any questions you have about your DSLR. Join us today.