Some basic tips can help you get the most out of photography. Use this information to avoid common photography pitfalls and make sure that you never miss out on the opportunity to capture a special or unique moment on camera.
Keep the process you use for taking pictures as simple as you can. There are times when a wonderful photo can be taken without much adjustment in motion or color settings.
Keep your camera settings simple. Master one feature, such as shutter speed or aperture, one at a time. Doing this focuses your attention on the image itself, rather than playing with dials while you lose your subject.
Depth is an important feature to incorporate in your landscape images. Put a person in the foreground to get the sense of scale of the surroundings. Choosing an aperture that is small -- no larger than f/8 on a consumer level digital camera or f/16 on an SLR using a full-frame sensor -- will keep everything from the background to the foreground sharp.
Many photographers ignore the foreground in their shots focusing on the background, but the viewer sees the foreground. Create a nice foreground in your shot to make your picture look more deep and to frame in more intimately.
Experiment with the white balance feature. When you are taking photos inside, many times your pictures will end up looking a little yellow from the light bulbs. Rather than adjusting the lighting in the room, switch the camera's white balance to change the atmosphere. This should give a much more professional looking appearance to your photographs.
After reading these tips, you can tell that becoming a better photographer is easier than you may have thought. You just need to learn all you can and practice consistently. Your work will show when you see how great your photographs are.