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Jun 4, 2008
Beginner's Photography

Most today of course are going to be using a digital camera. If you're in the market for a new camera, you may have a hard time finding one that even uses film, as this medium has fallen out of favor with so many. This is actually good news for those interested in beginner's photography, as the cost of film can be prohibitive. Anytime you snap a picture, you use up a small part of that film and it can't be replaced or redone.

In reality, there are only a few things you need to know in order to get started in beginner's photography, and we can outline many of these things for you here. And yes, it does take some equipment (a camera, obviously!) and of course the more involved you will be in your hobby, the more you'll need, but most can get started with very little additional equipment.

Black And White Photography

Another reason that many opt for black and white photography when it comes to events such as weddings is that the black and white just seems old fashioned and somewhat timeless. Think of pictures of your grandparent's or great-grandparent's wedding - chances are they aren't in color! Using black and white photography for a wedding is something like carrying your grandmother's handkerchief as you walk down the aisle, or wearing your mother's jewelry - it's just a way to feel tied to the past as you celebrate the present.

Landscape Photography

First of all, when you look at your landscape photography, does it seem as if those scenes that you thought were so breathtaking in real life are now somewhat boring in your photographs? What went wrong? Those beautiful autumn colors or that huge lake that seemed to amazing when you were staring out at them is now somewhat flat and boring in your pictures. One of the reasons that this happens with a lot of landscape photography is because hobbyists have a tendency to take a picture of just one element that they are looking at in real life. However, when you're actually standing at the edge of that lake or staring out at that array of trees, you really don't see just that one thing in front of you. There is always the shoreline or a field in front of the trees or something in your peripheral vision that is breaking up that scene for you. Many however fail to include these elements in their landscape photography, and this is important because without these framing elements or items, a picture just becomes a big blur of color or overly focused on one area.

Photography Courses

But if you want to take your photographs to the next level and become a professional photographer, then of course you're going to need something much more specific and tailored. There are photography courses that address portraits, nature, wildlife, landscapes, action shots, and so on. You need to decide which niche you're going to specialize in and this will help you make a better decision.

Stock Photography

Using stock photography can also improve your site's search engine rankings. How so? The more keywords and keyword phrases you have in your site that match what potential customers use to search, the higher up the search engine rankings you're going to get. When you save your stock photography, you should give it a name that matches those keywords. This doesn't need to be fancy or a big long paragraph. For instance, if you sell wedding dresses, you might name one image something like "wedding dresses in the background," or "antique wedding dresses." When search engines do their crawl to find sites that match keywords being searched, they also read the names of photos you use on your site. It's a simple thing to rename your stock photography, but a great way to work some of those keywords into your site.
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