Every month I am going to ask a question on Facebook and share your answers here! You guys have such great insight and information! Here are a few of the answers.
What is something you wish someone had told you when you started learning about photography?
That it was going to take a lot longer than I expected it should to learn all the concepts!!!
That learning more would be so addicting.
Get ready to be broke!
To put your focus point on the eye. I can’t tell you how many pictures didn’t turn out in the beginning because I let my camera choose the focus.
Definitely read your manual! And try to only take on one concept at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed and frustrated.
That once you get into it, it’s gonna cost a lot!
Just because the lens goes down to 1.4 or 1.8 doesn’t mean that’s where you need to always shoot. I got a ton of bad photos that way…lesson learned, though.
To never stop clicking… no matter how bored, uninspired, frustrated, etc I became.
My husband bugged me for YEARS to get a tripod! Now I don’t go anywhere without it!
Learn aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Your creativity will skyrocket once you learn how to really use your instrument.
That the journey would be a series of hills, valleys, and plateaus. Work hard, pray hard.
Relax. Look for inspiration, and not comparison.
Three things- 1-To do a 365— and to use it to look back on, reflect and grow. I don’t think I would be where I am today if I didn’t do it, and since I know I have so much more to learn, I’m doing a second year of it. 2- Don’t always shoot with your aperture wide open– just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should! 3- Find a friend who is also into photography and shoot together- you’ll learn so much more and push yourself even further
To appreciate where you are on your own path and quit looking from side to side at what everyone else is doing. Enjoy your own journey and stay to true to your own artistic vision!
That holiday cards would never be the same.
I wish I knew that the best shots usually don’t happen within the first two shots and it’s not a bad thing to take lots of pictures of one thing until you’re happy with the result. I mean, think about it, the worlds best photographers don’t set up all their equipment just to press the shutter button once and then leave.
That it’s not about just getting a good picture, it’s about capturing something that no one else can and letting it shine!
It’s not about having the best lenses or camera. It is about having the knowledge to rock what you’ve got. Invest time and money in learning before buying excess “stuff”.
Get your white balance right in camera saves a whole lot of post editing
1-That no matter how well you know your camera and use it properly you pictures aren’t going to look like the pros until you learn to edit. 2- that RAW can give you a lot more options and flexibility during post processing.
Al Servo focusing – I shoot lots of sports and this one was really changed the game.
A problem I had when first starting, and still continue to have is putting the camera down when you know the”perfect” shot is not there. I want to keep trying which can wear out clients, and family. I see myself doing it more with family. I want that perfect Christmases shot with the big camera, or photos at the park. Sometimes we need to stop being mamarazzi, and just be moment.
That its addictive!
Did we miss something you wish you had known starting out?? Tell us in the comment section!!