Hey, buddy! It’s time to pick up your camera and take some crazy shots. Let’s have a look at 5 best exercises you should do to become a better photographer.
We all love and praise the portfolios made by our colleagues but have you ever tried analysing a specific image out of those amazing portfolios? Make sure whenever you will come across an image that draws your attention wholeheartedly then scrutinise it from all perspective like its composition, lighting, effects, mood, and et.al. Try to infer the internal logic of the image that makes it look alive.
Shoot a moving object
A perception of anticipation and timing is very necessary for all types of photography like weddings, portraits, pets, babies, sports, etc. A determined training is essential to capture the final shot. You can practice on a different object each day like on a person, a machine, an animal, a vehicle, etc. Don’t forget to shoot an object every day till the time you achieve the critical focus and advanced composition. Not done for the day; you have to keep a track of your images daily. Place the images in the separate folder on your computer desktop and track your work.
Take a pledge not to Post-Process
As the different tools to edit the images are easily accessible online; the famous one is Photoshop, we often show leniency in every aspect such as on lighting, cropping, exposure, composition and on every other variable. If you really want to improve your technique and vision then you have to take a pledge not to Post-Process whatever you shoot for a day, a week, or even a month. In fact, you don’t have to touch even a minute thing (like cropping the image) of the image digitally. Keep it the way it is and track the change in your vision. Once you will avoid this completely, you will start to preconceive the images in a much more realistic way.
Change your routine
Don’t be boring to yourself! Change is much needed in everyone’s life. Amend your routine once in two weeks or a month. Try something different like shooting a genre you didn’t work on or using a completely different shooting setup. In this way, you will always explore something new by trying different things. Thus, it’s a healthy way to become a better photographer.
Make a Shooting Calendar
How about making an interesting shooting calendar? Sounds amazing! Believe me, it will be fun creating a shooting calendar. Sit down on your couch and take 30 sticky notes. Write an object on each one of them. The list may go on like this: bike, car, house, gaming station, pizza, pasta, baby, brother, mother, friend, pen, pencil, paper, book, novel, chair, desk, sun, moon, dog, cat, stars, candle, bottle, TV, sky, ketchup, utensils, clothes, and et.al. Throw all the sticky notes in the bowl and shake the bowl. Draw one sticky note each day and do your self-assignment. Think everything out of the box and come out with something creative. You may even change the list once in a month. Voila, things have started working eventually!