I’ve been having so much fun this past year learning how to use my camera, finding the best products to buy for it, and practicing with different settings. I thought it would be fun to share a few little tips I’ve picked up along the way to make your life a little easier!
Do your own research – When it comes to buying a camera, a new lens, a strap, etc., make sure you do the research for yourself. It’s so easy to go out and buy the thing everyone is using and raving about. For the longest time, I was going to order a lens that wasn’t really what I needed, simply because everyone seemed to have (and love) it. After doing research of my own, I ordered my new 35mm lens and this gorgeous Fotostrap in the color Merlot. Let me tell you! I didn’t think little changes like a camera strap would really change anything, but I’m pretty much obsessed. How can I resist using my camera when it looks so cute and my photos turn out so good?!
Learn with what you have – For the longest time, I made excuses about why I couldn’t learn how to use my camera and why it just wouldn’t work for what I needed it to. It doesn’t have wifi, the lens wasn’t good for what I needed my camera for, etc. As I mentioned above, I solved most of my problems when I added a little personality to my camera with the strap, and then really took it up a notch with my lens. I just recently purchased a wifi SD card, which basically makes my camera wifi enabled (or at least what I need it for) and I am SO excited!!
Invest in a way to edit – For the longest time, I would take photos and then do absolutely nothing with them. Obviously, that changed when I began blogging and took more of an interest in photography (and Instagram), but even so – not all photos are going to be perfect and editing is a perfect way to really make your photos into what you want them to be! I purchased Adobe Lightroom to edit. Seriously, it’s amazing and so easy to learn with just a little practice!
Take the time – Most importantly, take the time to learn what different buttons and settings on your camera do. You’re not going to pick up a camera and instantly have a perfect photo. So whether you read the manual, search for things on Google, or just play around with it, sitting down for a few minutes here and there and learning something new will go a long way!
Do you have any basic photo tips? Share them in the comments below so we can all learn from each other!