Anyone can take pictures, but it takes a pro to take accurate pictures. Photography has to do with skill and it takes one who is willing to learn the skill to be called a photographer, to be called a creative photographer, it requires someone who is ready to initiate creativity into his/her work. When venturing into photography, know that there is a lot to learn and for a start you do not need the latest and greatest equipment to make beautiful work of art. There are some tips you should know before picking up a camera, this will help you grow and also improve your skill as you proceed in your photography journey.
Having a vision in whatever you are going into is important, vision helps you to know what you want to achieve; though it is just a mental picture, but since it can be envisioned it can also materialize. Before the start of anything, it is advised to have a vision. Not only does it help you picture where you are going and what you aim at achieving, it also helps with seriousness.
Have an inspiration, for everything being done, there is a force that inspires you, it could be someone, a certain object or even a location. Yes vision keeps you going but inspiration pushes you to do more. It brings out the creativity in you. The amazing thing about inspiration is that, it isn't fixed to just one thing. Your inspiration can come from anywhere. Focus on whatever inspires you.
To carry out any work, a good tool is required. Invest in a good camera, there are varieties in stock and you can get a really good one for a start. It doesn't have to be expensive, the best Camera is the one that you have with you, whatever you choose, it’s important that you learn how to use your camera, and that it fits your preferred type of photography. Do not focus on the big equipment you cannot afford yet, enjoy whatever gadget you have presently, make good use of them and watch yourself acquire better
and greater equipment with time.
Attend workshops whenever there is an opportunity to, it is necessary to improve yourself in whatever skill you possess or trying to acquire. Even if you don’t have a camera or are not all that interested in getting into amateur photography. Workshops teach you everything from camera settings, framing rules, to more advanced lessons like professional lighting and photo editing. It also gives you a new perspective to working creatively. It is the best way to learn and grow in your skill.