Ever wonder why professional pictures come out so nice? If you have 14 minutes, learn these 50 tips and learn the essentials techniques that all professional photographers use.

Of the 50 tips in the video, also listed below, these are the one’s that I found most useful:

  1. Take lots of shots
  2. But don’t take photos of any old shit
  3. if your picture isn’t good enough your not close enough
  4. The best equipment doesn’t help if your not standing in the best spot
  5. Be brutal when it comes to deleting photos
  6. A better camera doesn’t make better photos
  7. Know how your camera works before you go out

 

Here’s the full list of 50 items from the video:

  1. UV Filters are a waste of time
  2. Lens Hood’s Aren’t a Necessity
  3. If you’re not using a lens hood Put it away
  4. Don’t Treat your DSLR like a baby
  5. Stop Hating on others just go out and shoot
  6. Get cheap lens caps, they got lost
  7. Pack Light
  8. Use a zoom for convenience
  9. Primes will make you think more about a shot
  10. 35mm is the most practical focal lens
  11. 50mm prime looks the best
  12. A better camera doesn’t make better photos
  13. Know how your camera works before you go out
  14. Always be ready for the shot
  15. P mode isn’t just for beginners
  16. Bump the ISO up when needed
  17. Auto ISO is your best friend
  18. Rely on rule of thirds
  19. take lots of shots
  20. Don’t take photos of any old shit
  21. if your picture isn’t good enough your not close enough
  22. contemplate your shot
  23. The best equipment doesn’t help if your not standing in the best spot
  24. sharpness is overrated
  25. concept is king
  26. Don’t look like a wrong’in
  27. Don’t drink and shoot
  28. or do drink and shoot
  29. do it when you’re full of energy
  30. sometimes it feels great to wake up early
  31. think about what light you want
  32. emulate some of the style’s of the greats to get you started
  33. but don’t keep doing it
  34. photography is as much of a reflection of the person taking the photo as it is the subject
  35. shoot to please no one but yourself
  36. discreet or direct it doesn’t matter
  37. Setting themes keeps you focused
  38. change things around every once in a while to keep things fresh
  39. everyone has created blocks
  40. Be critical of yourself
  41. Seeing is not enough, you have to feel what you photograph
  42. you need to be there with a camera
  43. the relationship is with you and a subject, not with you and a camera
  44. stop chimping
  45. be brutal when it comes to deleting photos
  46. show only your best
  47. Changing photos to B&W doesn’t make a shot better
  48. look at other peoples work
  49. post your work on line and let others critique it too
  50. There’s no easy way to take photos

source: Digital Rev

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