How do you know if you have the "eye for photography"? That's a very good question! Just like did Van Gogh know his work was good? I don't believe he thought it was. But he kept painting as that was his passion. If you have a strong desire to take photographs then I recommend you get yourself a good little pocket camera and take a walk around a public park or nature preserve and see what grabs your attention. Don't try to be to fancy with angles, just try to get the most clear and clean shot you can get. The key to good photography is having a very clean image with a good subject matter. Start simple, a flower or a big tree. Something that is stationary and not moving. Try you best to center the image in the frame and steady yourself and click. Take more than one shot. Almost none of us get the best shot by taking only one shot. You will learn that it takes much practice to get the best shot. But don't give up!
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Once you get home open up the photos on your computer and look for the best 2 or 3 images. If you are happy with them try sharing them with your friends and family on Facebook first to see the response you get. If they are getting good reviews there then open up a Flickr account and share them there. Don't be shy! Not everyone online is a great photographer and those of us that have been taking photos for years still work to improve and learn more about photography. No matter how good you think someone is always know that they too are inspired by better photographers and wish to improve. I know I do.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Have a great day and hope you start clicking! You can always see more of my work on Flickr or 500px.com.
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