Tip 1: Just shoot photos—really, shoot photos.

The great thing about digital is you can make mistakes and you can also create a great composition and learn how to create composition a lot faster.

Tip 2: Expose for your highlights, not your shadows.

The difference between film and digital is that in film you always used to expose for shadows and in digital you expose for the highlights. That way your whites aren’t completely blown out and your blacks aren’t completely black—because a lot of people get that. But there are details to both.

If you look at a white T shirt on a person, it’s still a white T shirt, but you can still see the wrinkles on that white T shirt. So make sure you just don’t over expose it and lose that detail because it’s really unflattering. So, expose for those and just shoot as much as possible.

Tip 3: Focus

And then once you’re ready, really focus on one or two things that you want to shoot because, as I’m learning, you can’t be an expert in all of them. If you want to sell your photography, you can sell it, but it’s going to have to be that one thing.

So shoot, shoot, shoot and ask questions. And it’s okay to make mistakes because the next time you could do the opposite.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below, or feel free to contact me. Happy shooting!