Top 10 Camera Tips For Becoming a Better Photographer

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Dogs at dusk.  Wonderful colors.  Image courtesy of mayhem on flickr.
Dogs at dusk. Wonderful colors. Image courtesy of mayhem on Flickr.

‘Tis the season to get and give presents, and with prices through the floor, many will have gotten new digital cameras this year. If you’re one of the lucky ones who received a nice shiny new SLR camera, here are 10 tips that will help you become the next Ansel Adams.


Don’t be shy, get in close – A lot of photographers try to fit too much into their pictures, which often times makes the photos busy and unfocused. Details are interesting, get in close to your subject – in photography, less is often more. Determine what in your photo needs to be center stage, then get in close to make it that way. Create something that will catch your viewer’s eye.

People like details, try not to fit too much into one picture. Focus your viewer's attention.
People like details, try not to fit too much into one picture. Focus your viewer