4 Powerful Photography Habits That Help You Become A Better Photographer
BUILD These Habits ASAP
Habits are the single most significant facet of your life that brings results for any kind of work. Anything that you produce or any result seen can solely be based on habits.
If you wish to be an excellent photographer, then you need excellent habits.
A good tree does not bear bad fruits, and a bad tree does not bear good fruits. — Jesus
All the habits I’m going to share with you in this article are my personal experiences that will work for anyone, even the beginner as well. All you’ve got to do is to be disciplined.
I bet you were not expecting this one. You can do this by reading or listening to podcasts or watching videos on YouTube. Investing in yourself as a person is the best investment ever there is. You cannot be good at anything if you are not willing to learn. It’s always a step-by-step process. Starting out as a photographer, I had to learn the basics, which is the exposure triangle. After learning this, there was a lot more to learn, like composition, colour grading, etc. The moment you stop learning, you cut short your process of mastery.
Photograph As Much As You Can.
“I cannot make photos daily.” Well, how badly do you want to be a photographer? You do not have to make photos every day. You only have to make it a priority. If it isn’t, you certainly will not want to do it every day. Make photos of your friends, your family, strangers, etc. Anybody available to stand in front of your camera, make an image with that person. Make it a priority. You cannot compromise on this.
Have a schedule.
I make silhouettes, naturally, and I love to do it during sunrise or sunset. Why? Because I love to have the golden hour in my photos and because of this I shoot very early in the mornings or evenings. I make sure to get to the location before the sun comes up or goes down. That way, I can have a consistent look. Check out my images on Instagram and VERO.
Communicate With Other Photographers.
In short, what I’m trying to say is to collaborate with other photographers in your niche to make something beautiful. Collaboration is the future. No “lone artist” is successful. You don’t get to be successful alone. To go further, you go with someone. Well, sometimes, you go alone and drop all kinds of negative people.
Also, communicate with other photographers to have new ideas or to expound on an idea you already have. It’s always about communication.
Although there are other things or habits the artist can cultivate, these will help you become better. You cannot do all things. You start from 1 to 2.
One brick a day, chore up to the top.
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