What’s up everybody? Welcome back. My name is Cody and todays episode is gonna be for beginner photographers and
specifically five simple tips that you can use to start taking better pictures
today and we’re starting right now. Now before we get started I just wanted
to take a second to remind you that if you like what you see today don’t forget
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[MUMBLES] Tip number one! Use what you have, learn
your equipment, and bring it with you. If for some reason this is the absolute
first photography tutorial that you have ever watched in the history of ever then
I’m going to repeat the same thing that basically here everywhere else and that
is use what you have utilize your resources. It doesn’t matter
if you have a mirrorless camera or an entry-level DSLR or a smartphone. And in
order to really use it you have to be able to know its basic functions. You
have to learn the different settings. You have to be able to use it in manual
mode. And you have to be able to know what your camera is capable of in order for
you to reach, you know, your full potential as an artist. As a photographer.
It makes no sense to take pictures on ..from a tool that you’re not familiar
with. So get familiar with what you have and and start taking pictures. And the only way you can take pictures, is if you bring it with you. You don’t have to take
pictures of every single place that you go to but you should have your camera
with you just in case there’s something beautiful and you have to capture it. Don’t leave your equipment at home your camera is a very expensive tool but it’s
also an expensive toy. You can’t have fun with it if it’s sitting at home on your
shelf. So.. Tip number two! Lighting is key I would argue that lighting is the
absolute most important aspect of photography. If I cut out my lights.. Then this video is sh– But, turn them back on, I’m visible. You can see what I want to show you.
Lighting helps you know when to take a picture and maybe when to come back
and take the picture at a later time. Now I’m not saying that your image can’t
be dark but there has to be an emphasis on lighting so that your subject is
visible. ..or perhaps you try the opposite effect.
Either way, you have to understand lighting. You have to understand when is
the best time to take a picture. When is the best time not to take a picture. You have to understand things like Golden Hour. And get familiar with that. Or know when
it’s okay to shoot midday. There is a time in a place for every type of
photography but you have to know when you have to think about lighting it
constantly. Tip number three is understanding framing and Composition.
While you should have a general knowledge of things like symmetry, the rule of
thirds, and leading lines. The role of any rule of framing or composition is to
lead the viewers eye into the photograph. Here are some examples of how you can
put an emphasis on framing or composition to start taking better
pictures. Number 4! Experimenting with different perspectives and angles.
Some of the best shots are taken from an angle or perspective that you never
would have thought to capture that image. When you look at something your entire
life, you know, typically you see it from here out. And that’s it! That’s how you
see the entire world, your entire life. Taking that camera and putting it to the
left to the right down. You, yourself crouching down looking up. You, yourself,
up high looking down. These are all different ways to see the same object.
Part B of tip number four, in my opinion, would be to get closer. If you’re not
taking good images, chances are you’re just not close enough. To me, the best
type of zoom is these bad boys right down here.. my legs. And just to get up
close with any image find a unique angle that hasn’t been explored before and to
me that’s where I find, you know, my best pictures come out. And to finish it off..
Tip Number 5. REPEAT.REPEAT. REPEAT. I cannot tell you how important it is to
just do this over and over and over again. the only way that anybody gets
better at anything is by practice. The only way you’re gonna get better at
taking pictures, is not by watching tutorials on YouTube, it is by getting
out there, with whatever camera you have, and start taking pictures today.
Hopefully, I taught you at least one thing or at least reminded you of
something. Remember the only way that you’re gonna get better bla bla bla bla
bla do it over
etc etc etc. Most importantly have fun. Of course, this could be a job. This
could be a career. But it also normally starts out as a hobby. Remember why you
started taking pictures in the first place. It’s fun to capture images that
will last with you for a lifetime. So make sure you have a lot of fun when
you’re doing out there doing it.
Thank you so much for watching. If you like what you saw today,
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And I will see you next time with some more photography tutorials.