100 Experience Suggestions for Photographers to Read
- Oct 23, 2019
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Street photographer Eric Kim often holds lectures on photography. He has rich experience in photography and has summed up many photography tips. Here is a list of his suggestions for photographers, but only written theory is not enough. These suggestions are just his personal experience. In fact, the biggest secret of photography is: take more pictures, take more pictures, take more pictures.
100 Experience Tips
Pictures from Eric Kim's blog
1. The person who has a cow machine does not mean that he is a cowman.
2. Always shoot in RAW format, forever.
3. Focusing lenses will help you become a good photographer.
4. Photo editing is an art in itself.
5. The rule of thirds is valid at 99% of the time. (Rule of Thirds: People's eyes always fall on the position of two-thirds of the picture naturally, and try to make the main subject in the focus of the trisection of the picture, the effect will be better than in the central position.)
6. Microphotography is not something everyone can hold.
7. The UV lens is as good as the lens cap.
8. Go outdoors to take pictures instead of staying in the studio all day.
9. Find and capture the beauty in the ordinary. This is a good picture.
10. Film photography is not better than digital photography.
11. Digital photography is no better than film photography.
12. There is no magic camera or magic lens.
13. A good lens can't give you a good picture.
14. Spend less time watching other people's works and more time shooting by yourself.
15. Don't bring your SLR to the party.
16. Meimei love photographers.
17. It's not necessarily "art" to make your photos Black and white.
18. If you say you've had a photo in PS, people won't believe it. Tell them you've dealt with it in a digital darkroom.
19. You don't need to take a picture of everything.
20. Every photo should have at least two backups, which is the same as war: two are one, one is none.
21. Put on a neckband and a handband when using the camera.
22. Get closer when taking pictures, and the effect will always be better.
23. When taking photos, you should be part of the scene, not a peeper.
24. Crouch down and take pictures. Your pictures will be more interesting.
25. Don't worry too much about technical matters. Think more from the perspective of photographic creation.
26. Cover your camera logo with black tape, so as to reduce people's attention to you.
27. When taking pictures in the sunshine, remember to subtract two-thirds of the exposure.
28. The more you shoot, the better you shoot.
29. Don't be afraid to shoot the same scene repeatedly with different exposures and apertures from different angles.
30. Show only your best works.
31. Fool cameras can also make good pictures.
32. Visit more photo forums.
33. Try to evaluate other people's works.
Pictures from Eric Kim's blog
34. Think twice and press the shutter.
35. Good photography can speak on its own (although background information is usually attached to the picture).
36. A drunkard can't be a good photographer.
37. Draw inspiration from excellent photographers, but never worship them blindly.
38. The crops are beautiful.
39. Using professional photography kits, they make it easier to carry lenses and cameras.
40. Simplicity is king's way.
41. Photography is drawing with light. We should make rational use of light.
42. Find your own photographic style and stick to it.
43. It is better to have two monitors for photo processing.
44. Nikon Silver EFEX Pro filter is the best black-and-white filter.
45. Take your camera with you anytime, anywhere, remember, anytime, anywhere.
46. Don't let photography interfere with your enjoyment of life.
47. Don't spoil or overuse your camera.
48. Use continuous shooting.
49. Press the shutter confidently.
50. Collocation photography is excellent.
51. Enlarge and print your work, you will feel happier.
52. Send some pictures of you to your friends.
53. Give some of your works to strangers.
54. Don't forget to mount your photos.
55. The on-line printing products of Haoshiduo (American retailer) are of high quality and low price.
56. Go out and take pictures with your friends.
57. Join a photography club or build a new one for yourself.
58. Photos are the best way to reproduce scenes.
59. Filming strangers is exciting.
60. Photography is much better than pendulum.
61. Natural light is the best choice.
62. The best focal length for street photography is 35mm (full frame)
63. Raise the ISO value decisively when necessary.
64. Don't carry a tripod with you every day (I haven't yet...).
65. Underexposure is often better than overexposure.
66. It is selfish to take pictures of vagrants and beggars to make their pictures "noble".
67. You will find that the best shooting opportunities are often in the most unlikely situations.
Pictures from Eric Kim's blog
68. Photographs of people participating in them tend to be more interesting.
69. You can't use PS to pretend bad photos are good.
70. Everyone is a photographer these days.
71. Don't fly to Paris to take good pictures. The best pictures are right beside you.
72. People with handles facing down are fools when shooting portraits in a single-shot.
73. The camera is your tool, not your toy.
74. In composition, photography is no different from painting.
75. Photography is not a hobby, but a way of life.
76. Take photos. Don't make excuses.
77. Take your own original work, don't think of copying others.
78. The best photos can tell many stories to the audience.
79. Opportunities that are not black attract a lot of attention.
80. The more camera accessories you bring, the less fun you will experience in photography.
81. It's very difficult to take a good self-portrait.
82. The smiles in the photos always show a person's true personality.
83. Don't be sneaky when taking pictures.
84. Landscape photography was long and boring.
85. Have fun when taking pictures.
86. Never delete your photos.
87. Be polite when shooting people or other places.
88. It is simpler to use a wide-angle lens than a long-focus lens when shooting a front portrait on the street.
Travel and photography are always good friends.
90. Learn to look at photographic histograms.
91. A "noise" picture is better than a blurred one.
92. Don't be afraid to take pictures in the rain.
93. Don't concentrate on capturing those wonderful moments. Sometimes you have to enjoy them.
94. Don't be hungry to take pictures.
95. You will find more of yourself in your photographs.
96. Don't hide your works, share them with the world.
97. Never stop taking pictures.
98. Photography is not only photography, but also a philosophy of life.
99. Seize the critical moment.
100. Write down your own list of tips.