1. It doesn't matter what kind of camera you use. You can create the same images as the other guy, as long as you know what your doing! Let the Nikon & Canon guys worry about who's camera is better while you get the picture.
  2. Composing in thirds. 
    The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section.
  3. Use simple backgrounds while including the least amount of distraction from your focal point.
  4. Focus on your subject.
  5. Choose the right shooting mode.

    Aperture Priority (A or Av on the mode dial) is the one to choose if you want to control the depth of field – how sharp your photos are from front to back. As a result, it’s a smart choice for portraits, landscapes, macro photos – pretty much everything!

    Aperture Priority is a semi-automatic mode: you set the aperture, and the camera then sets a corresponding shutter speed for a ‘correct’ exposure, based on the camera’s reading of the scene.

    Shutter Priority (S or Tv) works the same way, although you control the shutter speed instead, with the camera setting an appropriate aperture. This makes it a good shooting mode to plump for when you’re shooting sports and action.

    Program mode (P) is like an advanced fully automatic mode, where the camera sets both the aperture and shutter speed.

  6. Using Automatic White Balancing works, but its not perfect for every environment. Learn how to Pre Set your white balance for sharp colorful images.
  7. Investing in a Tri-Pod and flash is best for low light situations. 
  8. Avoiding camera shake and blurry images. One of the most key elements in photography is holding your camera. Balancing your camera with the proper way you hold/stand is very important if you do not have a tri-pod.  
  9. Make sure if your using a flash, it is on TTL Mode. This will help your flash metering.
  10. HAVE FUN! Stop worrying so much and just enjoy the art of shooting. Theres no REAL rule to photography. Thats the best part, you know what you like.



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