If you want to become a good photographer, you want to practice, practice, practice taking photos. I have heard it said that you finally become a good photographer after you have taken 10,000 photos. I don’t know how true that is, but, I am sure someone said that to make you realize that you need to take a lot of photos before you really learn what you are doing.
I have heard upcoming photographers say: “I want to take a lot of photos, but, don’t know where I can take photos”. And let me tell you the biggest challenge you have as you become a good photographer, is learning “To See” a photo. And it is hard at first, because most people don’t know that it takes practice to see photos. Take time to look around you, and see if you can see photo opportunities to just practice on. This is the way that when you practice in your own backyard or neighborhood, you will see even more amazing photo opportunities when you go out to a “real” site that is beautiful. And then as you get there, you will see more things around you that you didn’t see before. That is when you become a good photographer, by seeing things different than most people. I have done this once, and I remember hearing someone say: “Now that is something I didn’t think about taking pictures of”.
Today’s video is showing how to find things to practice on in your own backyard. I will take you on a photo expedition of my own backyard. And then we will take a look at these photos after our expedition:
Here are the results of the photos I took in my own backyard:
Once again, remember to view the video, like it, and subscribe to it as more of my blogs may be YouTube hits. Haha. But, I hope you have learned more about how to take photos around you.