Photography tricks I learned to becoming a better photographer (Part 1)

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Including people in a photo makes the photo more interesting.

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Saddlebag Lake, CA
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Gasworks Park Seattle, WA

A camera’s specs are secondary to how you’ll actually use a camera, waterproof or otherwise.

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Stanislaus River, CA
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Maui, HI

Take photos that you’ll actually want to see over and over again.
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Everyone takes the same photos of popular landmarks, try and find a different angle or perspective.

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Chicago, IL
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Bay Bridge | Oakland, CA

Learn your camera’s abilities by watching YouTube.

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Yosemite National Park, CA
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Akaka Falls | Hawaii, HI

Follow photographers you like on social media and copy copy copy them.
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Lake Tahoe, CA
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Mt. Tamalpais, CA

Rule of thirds only works sometimes.

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Getty Museum | Los Angeles, CA

Candid photos show more personality than posed ones.

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Oakland, CA

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Seattle, WA

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There’s a lot of stuff happening. Focus on details you find important.

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San Jose, CA
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Seattle, WA
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Boston, MA
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AT&T Park | San Francisco, CA

Be prepared to live outside your comfort zone.

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Yosemite National Park, CA
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