5 Be­come a real pho­tog­ra­pher

Move be­yond mere but­ton-press­ing and start think­ing

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Don’t just be a cam­era user: be­come a pho­tog­ra­pher. Look at as much work by as many artists and pho­tog­ra­phers as pos­si­ble, go to ex­hi­bi­tions, look at books and study the greats. Don’t limit your­self to study­ing the vis­ual arts: be cu­ri­ous about phi­los­o­phy, cul­ture, art his­tory, cur­rent af­fairs and the world around you too. Then switch your Canon cam­era to Man­ual mode and learn to set the ex­po­sure you want and sim­plify by us­ing one aut­o­fo­cus point, with one prime lens (like a 50mm) for at least a year. It will stop you get­ting dis­tracted by cam­era setup, and help you fo­cus on the pho­tog­ra­phy. All this will make you be­come a much bet­ter over­all pho­tog­ra­pher.

Knowl­edge of art his­tory can en­hance your mod­ern-day pho­tos

Study how the great painters used light in their art­work

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