Ask anyone in my family… I am not a patient person. I am always looking for life hacks (including photography hacks!). I think that most of us want to see quick results when trying new things, and I am certainly no different. I want things done yesterday, if not before. Today, I am going to give you 3 Photography Hacks to help you reach your photography goal even faster!
1. Take it in small steps.
I see my students jumping all over the place and wanting to learn EVERYTHING. Taking your journey and breaking it into small steps makes it so much more manageable, making it doable and making you more successful. There is a logical path to follow when learning photography, and learning in the correct order means you are doing things correctly. Devoting a small amount of time upfront to creating that learning path is a great way to make sure you are off to the right start and don’t miss anything. Find a learning curriculum and stick with it.
2. Utilize powerful online resources to learn all you can.
Your first step should be learning but in the correct way, and realize that education is the most important step. Every time I want to learn something, my kids tell me to google it or “go on YouTube.” NO!!! I don’t want to spend endless hours searching for things or watching a YouTube video that does not help me learn what I want to learn!
I want to have someone tell me step by step how to do something, that’s why I love online courses. They are put together in a purposeful way to help you learn and learn quickly~ ( I have a great one here. 😉) This Beginners Photography Essentials Program will walk you through learning your camera in a step by step, purposeful manner, and what’s even better, you can get feedback from me. I guarantee you will be shooting better pictures in no time.
The most important of photography hacks!
Commit to having your camera in your hands daily. This is by far the most important thing you can do to improve your photography, and it doesn’t take that much time each day. Photography is just like any other hobby or sport, for that matter. You don’t go out to play your weekly tennis game without having practiced. You can’t expect to get amazing photographs if you only pick up your camera once in a while.
Photography takes muscle and brain memory to solidify all of the things you are learning, so practice is vital! Keep your camera where you can just grab it and go. Take it on walks, to the park with your kids, and just take photos inside. Making it part of your day, every day will help solidify all of the new things that you are learning!
Take advantages of these easy-to-follow photography hacks, check out my Beginners Photography Essentials Program and watch your photography improve in no time! Join our Facebook community to get answers to all your photography questions and share your latest projects! Can’t wait to see your snaps!