Monday, November 9, 2009

How to become a better photographer

The other day a friend of mine asked me if I thought it was a good idea to take classes on photography.  Absolutely! There are several things I would do to become a better photographer.  Here is a short list:
1. Look at photos- If you want to get better, look at and study photos that you like. Try to copy them and figure out how they were taken.  Snoop around .
2. Read blogs and find information on the internet.
3. Books are great. Go get a few books and read them(don't just look at the photos).
4. Take a class or seminar on the type of shooting you are wanting to do.
5. Join or start a photo group.
6. Most important,  get out and shoot.
7. Be patient and persistant, great photographers are not born overnight.
8. Try new things, stretch you boundaries.
9. Have fun!!
These are just a few of the things you can do to get better. If you can think of some more let me know.
Hope these ideas help.

This photo below was my first photostitch.  I took three photos and merged them into this one.  It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience for me.

The Rattlesnake


  1. Wow! That's crazy that you merged photos together and came up with something so beautiful. We missed you guys this weekend. I thought your folks were coming to see you--instead they were searching for the perfect photo of Zion and Bryce Canyon.

  2. Wow! I can't believe that you merged photos and came up with such a gorgeous shot! You are an amazing photographer. We missed you this weekend. We thought your folks were coming to see you, but instead they came to see Zion and Bryce Canyon.

  3. Brian, this is a very Stirring image. I love it.

    The tips are all very good ones as well. We seriouslly need to get out together.