I have a goal, one that involves you. You see, I really hate terrible photos. And I hate them with a passion. But the problem is that terrible photos are everywhere. In online photo sharing sites. In the media, whether in print or on the web. In your friend’s photos from their last trip to someplace cool. And there are also terrible photos that you’ve taken.
That’s because nobody only takes great shots all of the time. Every photographer, whether a pro or amateur or hobbyist; an adult or teen or senior; and every other person will take bad shots. That’s no surprise.
Maybe they are. There are many people who take consistently horrible shots. If that’s you, I have something to tell you. It’s not your fault.
At least, not completely. While you are the person pressing the button and getting the terrible photo, that’s happening for one reason. You were never taught how to take a good shot.
But that’s normal. Photography isn’t taught to everyone growing up. When I got into it, most of my photos were terrible. But it’s a different story now. Only some of my photos suck now(ha ha!). But I do have a lot of good ones.
There are several routes that you can take to get good at photography. Let me tell you what the best ones are.
While I’ve become quite accomplished with DSLRs, point and shoots, as well as smartphones for various types of photography, I’ve dedicated this site to one of my favourite type of photography – macro and closeup on a smartphone.
The main reason I’ve done this is that there are many, many books on general photography. But I couldn’t find any good resources on just macro and closeup when I was learning, and certainly not one… Read more…