• photojojo:

    50 Quick Photography Tips in Less Than 15 Minutes

    Kai over at DigitalRev put together this video that offers photography advice in burst mode: 50 (or 49) short and sweet tips in less than 15 minutes. If you take yourself too seriously, be warned: the tips are presented in Kai’s trademark “infotainment” style.

    If you’d rather not watch the 13 minute video, here are the tips in text form thanks to Reddit user blufox4900:

    1. UV filters are a waste of time
    2. Lens hoods aren’t a necessity
    3. If you’re not using the hood, put it away
    4. Don’t treat your DSLR like it’s your baby
    5. Stop hating on others
    6. Get cheap lens caps
    7. Pack light
    8. Use a zoom for convenience
    9. Prime will make you think more
    10. The 35mm is the most practical one lens setup (on the 1.5 crop)
    11. The 50mm looks better
    12. Better cameras don’t make better photos
    13. Know how your camera works before you go out to shoot
    14. Always be ready for the shot
    15. P-mode isn’t just for beginners
    16. Bump the ISO if needed
    17. Auto ISO is your best friend
    18. Rely on the Rule of Thirds
    19. Take lots of shots
    20. Don’t take photos of any old sh*t
    21. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” — Robert Capa
    22. Contemplate your shot
    23. The best equipment doesn’t help if you’re not standing in the right spot
    24. Sharpness is overrated
    25. Concept is king
    26. Don’t look like a wrongun (i.e. a creep)
    27. Don’t drink and shoot
    28. Shoot when you’re full of energy
    29. Sometimes it feels great to wake up really early and shoot
    30. Think about what light you want
    31. Emulate the style of the greats to get started
    32. …but don’t keep doing it
    33. Photography is as much a reflection of the person taking the photo
    34. Shoot to please no one apart from yourself
    35. Discreet or direct — it isn’t all that important
    36. Setting themes keeps you focused
    37. Change things every once in a while to keep things fresh
    38. Everyone has creative blocks
    39. Be critical of yourself
    40. “Seeing is not enough, you have to feel what you photograph” — Andre Kertesz
    41. You need to be there with the camera
    42. The relationship is about you and the subject, not you and the camera
    43. Stop chimping
    44. Be brutal when it comes to deleting awful photos
    45. Show only your best work
    46. Changing photos to B&W doesn’t make an uninteresting shot interesting
    47. Look at other people’s work
    48. Post your work online, let others critique your work
    49. There is no easy way
    50. ???

    via anythingphotography; DigitalRevReddit

    (Source: bobbycaputo, via intodreams)

  • departurefromnothing:

    Sunny Instagrams.