3) You can read reviews on virtually any camera or lens in the corresponding section of the forum.
For example, there could be a section titled as “discussion of photography gear”.
4) And, of course, you will be able to see images shared by other users, and something to learn from those who have surpassed you in terms of photography skills.
However, you should understand that regular people like you are registered on the forum and therefore they are subjective in their judgments.
As they say:
Everyone has their own truth.
Tip #3. Learn From Experienced Professional Photographers
My third advice is to visit websites with the best modern photos, learn from professionals.
There aren’t too many sites, where you can really find high-quality work of modern photographers, but they exist.
The websites that I personally like to browse in are:
Flickr is one of the most popular international sites, where any user has the ability to store a huge number of their photos.
You can add descriptions and tags to your photos so that other users can find them.
Search is one of the main advantages of this resource.
You can search for photos by type of photo gear, by shooting parameters, by genre. At the same time there are no complex filters, you simply type in the search what you are interested in finding.
500px is also an international site.
Similar to Flickr but more socially oriented.
What I’m trying to say is that it’s more of a social network devoted to photos, where you can create your portfolio, “like” the work you like, and on top of that you can join to make money online with photography.
Unsplash is a community of talented photographers.
It is a great photography-related website that will make you realize there is plenty of room to grow for you as a photographer.
The photos are seriously AH!-mazing.
You will definitely feel inspired going through Unsplash photos.
Of course, there are a lot more photo-websites on the Internet, but these 3 are the ones I enjoy the most.
Tip #4. Read Books About Photography, Attend Master Classes
Famous photographers often write very useful books.
Find a good photography for beginners book that you can learn from.
There are a lot of useful books from professional photographer, Michael Freeman, that are advised to read for everyone addicted to photography.
His books allow you to get acquainted with the main photography-related questions.
(Especially valuable in this regard are his books on exposure and lighting.)
And if you’re looking for specific detailed and technical guides, you will find these 2 books super invaluable:
(Provided that you are ready to spend your money and time for it).
If you do not want to spend money, then read the points above.
Their implementation may be enough to improve your photo skills and make you understand how to be a better in what you do.
Improving As A Photographer: Your Thoughts?
Now, I’d like to hear from YOU:
What are YOUR ways to improve photography skills for beginners and become a better photographer?
Any questions, suggestions, or recommendations?
Let us know in the comments!
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