44 Photo Tips From B&H

B&H Photo’s Explora website has a page with 44 tips for photographers. These are all common sense things and it’s nice to see them compiled into this list. For beginners, maybe some are a revelation. For the more advanced, it’s nice to have a reminder.

Here are the tips summarized:

  1. Shoot every day
  2. Always have your camera near
  3. Read your manual
  4. Check your settings, know your gear
  5. Change perspective, angle
  6. Know your meter
  7. Know your shooting and exposure modes
  8. Know your focus modes
  9. Study photos, but not too much
  10. Read photo books
  11. Learn, attend workshops
  12. Use your histogram
  13. Shoot RAW or the highest-resolution JPEG
  14. Compose meticulously
  15. If you are going for symmetry, make sure you nail it
  16. Pay attention to the frame edges
  17. Pay attention to the background
  18. Get closer
  19. Slow down
  20. Use a tripod
  21. Practice good technique
  22. Look for light
  23. Embrace shade
  24. Be Patient
  25. Know the rules and break them
  26. Know your lenses
  27. A heavy camera bag is no fun
  28. Know your surroundings
  29. Know the weather
  30. Have celestial awareness
  31. Analyze your old images
  32. Try a prime lens
  33. Have photo projects
  34. Learn abstracts
  35. Photograph the ordinary as if it’s all pretty things
  36. Learn editing
  37. Accept critique
  38. Develop a style
  39. Search yourself for improvement, not your gear
  40. Study art
  41. Don’t lose the moment
  42. Look for images
  43. Experiment
  44. Have fun



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