15 Essential Photography Tips

Mastering the art of photography starts with the camera. Sure, there are plenty of filters and digital treatments out there that you can use to apply to your photos after they’re shot, but the true art of photography lies in the technique. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a DSLR rookie, it’s important to know the fundamental basics of photography.

Here is a list of essential photography tips for beginners:

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15 Essential Photography Tips for Beginners (Via BorrowLenses. Click image to see full size.)

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From composition rules such as the Rule of Thirds, to basic lighting tips, this visual guide has real photo examples that will help you tailor your craft to any type of photo shoot.

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  1. steveb says:

    Golden Hour – if there is one tip that really gets my goat it is ‘golden hour’ – the hour for sunrise and sunset is dependent on latitude, the earth’s tilt and time of year – during the summer months above the arctic circle it is close to 24 hrs and in winter close to 0 hours; at the equator it’s a matter of minutes throughout the year – golden hour is a figment of the lower 48’s limited viewpoint.

    Golden hour images are now fast becoming the biggest photographic cliche – there is too much of a good thing.

  2. Gene Wheeler says:

    Excellent summary for us newbies!

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