Buying new gear will only get you so far in the world of photography. It might make things easier, but what really matters most is confidence and practice in lieu of schilling out your hard-earned cash.
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Photography weblog Photo Focus has recently shared their top 10 tips on knuckling under and making yourself a better photographer; surprisingly the entire list forgoes money or better equipment.
- Be objective. Be open to constructive critiques of your work. Step back and get rid of your emotional attachment to your images. analyse them as a stranger would. Check yourself – to see if you're hitting the mark you set for yourself. Be willing to admit when you're wrong and learn from it.
Your goal is to make your work appear effortless, but to accomplish that, stepping outside of your comfort zone is a must. Many of the rest of the tips given boil down to the old standby rule of practice, practice, practice. It may not seem like a great fix when that new camera or piece of equipment looks so appealing, but the new gear isn't going anywhere, and you can always buy it after you've boosted your skills a little. Check out Photo Focus' full list of 10 ways to improve your skills without buying new gear. Got something you'd add? Sound off in the comments.
10 Ways to Improve Your Photography Without Buying Gear [Photo Focus]