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10 Top Tips For Beginner Photographers From Other Beginner Photographers

If you're a beginner learning photography and need some tips to get you started, we've got some great advice from The School Of Photography who have been asking beginner photographers for their advice.

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The School Of Photography have got a new video tutorial to share with you all and this one gives advice for those who a new to photography an interesting twist as the top tips and lessons come from other beginner photographers. 

"If you’re a beginner learning photography and need some tips to get you started, then this tutorial is for you! I'm going to give you a head start by giving you the best tips on photography for beginners that come straight from other beginner photographers," The School Of Photography. 

10 top tips are shared in the video tutorial, and these cover the following areas of photography: 

  1. Composition is Key
  2. Learn the Photography Jargon
  3. Learn Basic Post-Processing
  4. Beginner’s Photography Equipment
  5. If doing Portraiture - Share your vision
  6. Come off Auto and make mistakes!
  7. Knowledge is Power
  8. Clean Your Camera Lens
  9. Use a lens hood
  10. Practice and have fun!

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The 10 Top Tips In More Detail

Composition - Explore the rule of thirds and make use of triangles to create a feeling of strength. Of course, these rules are meant to be broken, too, as we explored in one of our tutorials. 

Photography Jargon - To become a pro you need to learn the meanings of photography such as aperture, focal length, technical camera terms and much more.

Post Processing - A little bit of photo editing knowledge can go a long way, even if you're only making brightness adjustments and fixing the exposure. 

Photography Equipment - The best camera is the one you own so don't worry about expensive kit. If you do want to purchase a new camera or smartphone, though, we have suggestions for beginners over in our buying guides where you'll also find inexpensive kit suggestions

Portrait Photography - Have a clear idea of what you to achieve and share your vision with the model.

Master Manual Mode - If you leave it on auto, you won’t know where you’ve gone wrong and if you don’t know where you’ve gone wrong you won’t know how to correct it.

Get Feedback & Learn - Don't be put off by feedback that doesn't say 'you're awesome' as all feedback is good feedback and you can learn lots from it. 

Clean Your LensCleaning your lenses should always be a priority otherwise you will get less contrast in your shot and are more likely to get lens flare.

Use A Lens Hood - Stop stray light from spoiling your photos and pop a lens hood on your camera. 

Have Fun - Don't forget to enjoy yourself as, after all, what's the point if it's not fun! 


The School Of Photography covers each tip in more detail on their website which is also worth a peruse once you've watched the video tutorial. Plus, ePz also has some top tips for a beginner over in our technique and features section of the site.

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