What are some cool photography tricks

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  1. Nestor Toussaint

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    Hello Photographer s

    I am new to digital photography and would like to know some cool digital photography tricks that I can use to be better at it.


     
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    Remove any "protective" filters ad throw them away...

    Study your failed pics for guidelines on what NOT to do...do not just jettison the failed digital images.

    Remove the lens cap at the start of a shooting session...be ready at all times....have the right exposure pre-set, the lens cap off, and expecting a shot at any second.

    LOOK at what the camera is showing. Move the camera position, actively searching for the best shooting position.

    Like the cereal catchphrase, "Tricks are for kids!" Photography is easy these days, and there are MANY good photo books out there that show step-by-step tips for getting better at the many types of picture-taking.
     
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    As @Derrel said.
    Go to the book store and browse and buy a book or two.
    Or go to the library and check out a book at a time.
    And READ them.
    Then practice what you read, so that you understand it.
     
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    The only "trick" that I can think is most useful at this time is to learn to use a tripod. its more than simply attaching a camera and opening it up.
     
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    I will let the others give the practical answers and show you some things I have done...

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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    BASICS
    Tricks are of little value if you don't have the basics down.
    If you don't know how to use your camera, you can't apply some of the tricks.​
    The photo books and your camera manual will take you through the basics.
     
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    THIS
    This is called by various names/terms.
    Review, Lessons Learned, Post-Mortem, etc.​
    "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." George Santayana
    IOW, if you don't learn from your mistakes, you will keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
     
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    The advantage of books over YouTube is that books tend to show an overview, and have been edited by professional Editors, and have been carefully planned out. With YouTube we have a wide collection of thousands upon thousands of videos, many of which have been made by people who are little more than beginners. A framework ensures easy learning in a step-by-step process.
     
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    extension tube

    lens reversing ring

    freelensing

    Lensbaby

    open shutter

    steelwool spinning; Skyliner

    + diopter lens: Raynox; Canon 500D, Canon 250 D, Nikon 5T, Nikon 6T
     
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    Typical noobie taking photos: "Ooh, that's cool!" *click* (looks at screen) "Yep, got it!"

    Experienced, seasoned pro: "Ooh, that's cool!" Then thinks: 'Where's the best angle? Is the light right now, or will some other time be better? How can I take this and not get that ugly thing in the background? Which is more important for this shot... shutter speed or aperture? How long of a shutter speed can I use and not get camera blur? Portrait or landscape framing? 100, 200 or 300mm? Would a polarizer make it better? Or an ND8? Should I go back to the car and get my big 5-in-1? What steps in post will make this a 3-star image or better? Does color work, or will it be better desaturated? Or muted colors?

    Then gets done editing....... and deletes the image 'cause it just doesn't work.
     
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    Let me give you a couple real examples of basic problems.

    My sister-in-law asked me why her pictures were blurry.
    When I watched her, she was holding the camera out at arms length from her.
    So there the camera was, shaking up and down in her out-stretched arms.
    She was NOT going to get a sharp picture with the camera moving and shaking like that.
    If she were shooting video, I would get sea sick watching the video.
    So first order of business, was to learn to hold the camera so that it would not be shaking up and down.

    How do you press the shutter?
    I've seen people using their ARM to press down on the shutter, not their finger.
    The right side of the camera visibly moves down when they push down on the shutter.
    They are not pressing the shutter, they are actually shoving the right side of the camera down.
    They need to learn how to properly press the shutter, without moving the camera.
     
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    "Tricks are for kids!'
     
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