Quite absolutely, there never has been a more ubiquitous time for photography than it is right now. This era of the digital revolution, where a camera is a ubiquitous tool, is markedly special in several ways. It raises the standard of visual communiqué to a much more refined standard than it previously was. Also, with a great repository of editing tools at your disposal anytime, there are no limits of achieving creative perfection. Nevertheless, any photographer would eventually recognize that ultimately it comes down to the accuracy of the expressed vision in the photo.
The measure of photographic success is visible as to how well it connects with the audience. Setting up this connection is not exclusively dependent on the settings of your DSLR. With the fantastic specifications provided by mobile phone manufacturers, anyone can capture the moment beautifully with the apparently limited resources as well. Anyone interested in making good photography just anytime can find the following tips useful irrespective of the equipment they are using.
What you see
At a very basic level, you got to open your minds to be able to appreciate compositions around you. In photography, you got to see first with the natural camera with the eyes, and only when it is striking to the mind, you raise the camera to capture the moment. So you see that it is what you see. Of course, one may debate that professionals can set up any compositions according to their requirements during photo shoots. While there is no denying that, yet even there the person behind the camera is seeing with the mind to create a perfect composition to frame the moment.
The art is definitely more visionary than is its technical aspects. Obviously, high definition imagery and expert editing is an exclusively technical realm. However, even all these tools can turn blind to the audience if the vision itself fails to connect. Now, how do you improve upon this so that a good photo is always visible whenever you click? It is quite simple actually but would require focusing the thoughts attentively. All you got to do is to have a purpose, a reason for visual expressivity. For instance, if you want to see the beauty of nature, you would be seeking it. If you want to see the beauty of people in an urban landscape, you would look around for it consciously. Likewise, if you seek abstraction and strangeness, they the mind would pick up the strange sights in forms and shapes that tell a story.
So, work on this purposefulness by actively seeking it. You can be specific such as trying to click, birds, dogs, cats, trees, hills, rivers, market scenes, architecture, portraits, lampshades, foods, musical instruments, Rock shows, factory scenes, church scenes, graveyards, books, or computers or anything else that entices you.
Once that you really are seeing things (just saying), keep on clicking. Remember that only a few decades from now, before digital cameras, one could only see the finished image following a meticulous process of developing it in the dark room. Nowadays, it is instantaneous. Utilize this great advantage to seek perfection. It is important that when you are actively seeking the best by you, there are no qualms in deleting or letting go photos that do not seem to be so great after all. An amazing photo may appear all of a sudden or in between a hundred other average clicks. You got to have the acuity to determine the best one.
This is a matter of practice and of relying on your instincts. The best people in the field relate how often it’s their gut feeling about a certain image that said that it would receive due praise, and it came to be so eventually. These three emotional attributes: intuition, impulse, and instinct go closely hand in hand, but impulsive choices may not turn out to be so great after all (because it may not be instinctive). Learn to trust your instinct, which is your gut feeling, and let the experience of intuition guide you.
Again, it is a matter of constant practice (risking the repetition). A person ought to keep working with the camera or the mobile phone, in that case, to keep trying to see the world through the lens. Look, shoot, reject, and repeat this cycle until you have that perfect shot that stands out from the rest. Try different angles and working in various lighting conditions. You got to be very conversant with the technical features though, and it definitely takes practice. Although one may listen about it from others, yet only by personal experience can anyone really define the exposure, shutter speed, lens type, and other details.
All this time, the photographer must be adding to the portfolio. Consider adding background information to your best images. Every best shot tells a story. You should be making that story perfectly audible to get it to appeal to the audience.