When I first bought my DSLR camera a couple of years ago, I had no idea how to shoot in manual or how to compose an interesting photo. Over last couple years, I have been working to take better, more captivating photos. I love trying to take a great photo that truly captures a moment in time. It takes both technical skill with your camera setting and an understanding of composition. I am just near the beginning of my quest to take consistently amazing photos. Here are three photography websites that I used when I first started shooting in manual and that I still turn to take better photos. These resources are for the beginner photographer trying to capture everyday moments:
- Click it up a Notch – This site has a large selection of photography tips and lessons to improve your everyday photography skills. Tons of photography examples of everyday photos with the camera settings noted as well. Strong focus on taking excellent photographs of people.
- 31 Days to a Better Photo – Darcy from My Life with 3 Boybarians has a 31 lesson series in how to shoot photos manually. It covers a little of everything and her explanations are very clear – she touches on a range of topics with a very straightforward tone. This series really helped me understand the whole concept of how shutter speed, ISO and aperture settings work together.
- Digital Photography School Tips for Beginners – This site is more focused on the serious photographer and has a ton of resources for tips shooting in more complicated settings, equipment reviews and more. There tips for beginners page is a great place to start.
I love that Soma from Whims and Fancies has started a Wondering Camera linky party this year focused on photography. I know I am always trying to improve! Here are my favorite photos from April both blog related and otherwise:
Pasta making at home
Paper flower made by me at a workshop at Lovely Somethings
Watercoloring with my toddler
Exploring Furnace Run in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park