Thursday, February 6, 2014

Have you ever wanted to do Photography? How do you begin?

Taking the first step to learn photography is a very big step.  The camera can be a very tricky object when you have no knowledge of what it is capable of doing.  Thankfully today there are many cameras that are point and shoot or point and click and the settings are all done automatically for you.  If its a person you want to take a photo of, then you set the camera to Portrait. If its a beautiful sunset or cloudy day, you change the settings for those types of photos and click. Figure out what your surroundings are and the style of photography you are going for and go from there.

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!

Coneflowers by Julie Everhart

You can see a high resolution of this image here. This image is also available on Google Chrome Themes.

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

If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them below.



  1. Brilliant and like the Dummy's guide to taking photo's maybe a Dummy like me will have the courage to start?

    1. Thank you Yussuf. There is never a bad time to start taking photographs! I look forward to your work..:)