Photography requires more training than any other artistic pursuit, but it is very rewarding. You don’t have to be a natural photographer, but you’ve got to learn some techniques and try methods that work for you.
Move in closer to your subject to take a better picture. If you move close to your subject, you can frame it more effectively, while avoiding distractions around it. It lets you zero in on facial expressions, important considerations for any photographer taking a portrait. The intricacy of portraiture can be lost entirely if you keep your distance from the subject.
As a photographer, it is important that you keep your batteries well charged so you never have to miss out on the opportunity to take a great picture. The LCD screen on a digital camera can eat a lot of battery power, so put freshly charged batteries in the camera before you need to use it. Another good idea is to carry a set of spare batteries for your camera with you so that you never miss a shot.
Use your camera to capture every detail of your travels. While the pictures might not seem particularly important to you at the time, they will stir up wonderful memories of your trip when you look through them later. Feel free to photograph the little things like signage, shop windows or even the unusual things that collect in your pocket, such as foreign coins and train tickets.
Keep a notepad to record your shots. When you are looking through the many photos you have taken, it can be hard to recall the locations in which you took them, or your feelings as you were doing it. Get a small notepad and make sure you write down the number of the picture next to your description.
You can be a great photographer and even have a career based off of it. Taking quality photographs involves a perfect marriage of perspective, subject and lighting. You should try to capture the moment as an art form, and keep that memory forever.