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7 Ways to Improve Your Photo Skills Check out these helpful tips for beginners that will take your photography skills to the next level

3. Learn to Play With Light

Once you start taking pictures regularly, you’ll notice that light is kind of a big deal. It can either make or break your photos. When you are first learning to take photos, one key point to keep in mind is to work with light and not against it. Natural lighting is always ideal, and overcast or shady areas are best because the light isn’t as harsh. When it comes to indoor lighting, do your research. For example, did you know fluorescent lighting emits green light? When you start paying attention to the type of lighting around you, you can start to fix the situation with lighting kits or in post-editing.

Be sure to find the right angle for each light situation. Being able to recognize how light can affect on your pictures will help you decide what type of photo you will want to take. But remember, in some cases, working against the light could work if you are wanting more of a dramatic photo. So, play with it, and have fun!

Rikki Yanez

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