Before You Go Out In The Field - Essential Photography Rules - Part 2

While in the first part of this short article series we barely covered a small introduction to Photography tricks, within this part, we will cover most of what you should know before you go out in the field.

The first part of this article is in Before You Go Out In The Field - Essential Photography Rules - Part 1

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This day an age the art of photography has exploded. With the virtual world we live in and access to the technology we have the options are endless. Gone are the days of slaving in the hot dark room getting your pictures just right. One excellent tool that many are using today is called Photoshop. This program is used to enhance, and broaden images.

The ability to manipulate images, by adding or removing certain aspects of a shot is quite invaluable. What I don't like about software such as this is that it allows some people to manipulate the images thus creating their own creativity. This is a skill set in itself; however it will never replace the true eye of the artist.

Sometimes Things Are Not What They Appear To Be

The old adage "There is more than meets the eye" is never truer than in the photography world. Most prolific photographers are artists, they admire the art world and many explore deep into their chosen styles. One photographer that I know spent 10 years in various countries across Africa and Asia photographing animals. His life long dream was to be published in NG.

He quickly learned on his adventures that he had a great skill in capturing scenic shots with the main focal point standing out. He was able to utilize the surrounding environment to achieve the most fascinating shots. I believe it was year three, after a 60 day stint in the jungle that he was finally published. He told me the single most important thing that he learned was not to have a preconceived notion as to what was going to happen, or what he was going to shoot.

Make the Best of What You Have

I have always stressed the importance of goal setting. I learned this from my parents, it is also very important to note that once you achieve a goal to set a new one. Many aspiring photographers sign on for additional courses, or will accept contract ops where they can travel to get more experience. These are excellent ways to broaden your skills.

You should have set path in mind and where you want to be in 3-5 years, and 10-15 years. Life is short, and you never know what may be around the corner. It is extremely important to have a career path and to follow the unexpected turns and forks in the road that you are sure to encounter. Some people once they get good at their art stress out for days that they haven't got the perfect shot. Maybe they are borderline going to miss a deadline.

They waste a lot of energy stressing about the little things. Always, always make the best of what you have and things will work out for you.  If you are over stressed and not dealing with it properly it will show in your work.

Broaden your Horizon

As in most fairy tails we all know that there is a realm of what is real and what is make believe. The same can be said with photography, once you have achieved your creative side there is no going back. You will have the inspiration to achieve great things.

Adoring your Discoveries

Most people love mysteries, knowing the ending before the start would be somewhat of a waste. The same can be said about photography. We do not want to know what the end result is beforehand. It takes away from the experience of grasping that special shot.

You will never be aware of where your photography may take you. You will also be anxious to see how far you can advance your skills. Embracing the serendipity will help you reach your goals.

Wrap Up

So we have discussed a lot here in this article. Once common place that you will have noticed is the importance of creativity. Take changes, grasp at the ever changing world that we live in. Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.