I’ve only been shootin’ for about a couple years but only recently took it seriously. With that being said, I really don’t have much to offer in regards to tips or tricks. But, here are a few pointers.
- Know your equipment. Since my upgrade, it took me about a month of constant shootin’ until I was really comfortable. That means knowing your settings and equipment and which lens works in various situations/environments.
- Lighting is king. I’m no strobist, but I know lighting will either make or break your photo.
- Focus on composition but it’s ok to break the rules. Just know when.
- Look for different angles to make your photo ‘interesting.’ I know it’s all relative, but don’t be afraid to get down low, up high. Eye level doesn’t always work so get dirty!
- Understand what style of pictures your client wants. That makes it easier for getting it right in camera and less manipulation later.