2. Get Inspired!
The Internet has made it easy to study the works of some of the best photographers online. Simply head over to Flickr or 500px.com, to get endless photo inspiration.
Simply type in your favorite subject to photograph, press enter, and you’ll tap into an endless amount of inspiration. Look at how they’re framing the shots. The composition. Find some that you really like and figure out what makes them interesting to you.
Then apply those lessons to your own photos.
If you click on any of these photos, you can also find out what sort of camera settings we’re used to capture some of your favorite shots. Of course, depending on the lighting and your location, you probably won’t use the exact same settings.
But it can often give you a good starting point. It’s always interesting to see the “recipe” behind each photo.
For example, if you’re looking to create silky smooth water, you can study similar photos on Flickr.com.