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The K.E.Y. To Better Photography Is To Do This Often…

K.E.Y. Keep Educating Yourself The #1 thing about the digital photography age that bothers me is that someone can buy a nice consumer photography kit, get a business card printed and they are magically a turn key photographer. A nice consumer camera does not magically give someone the skills to be a good photographer. Notice, I didn't say great photographer: I simply said good photographer. The camera will help produce better results in "Program Mode" than a phone camera will most likely and allow the photographer to be taken more seriously when charging for a photo session by pulling out his or her shiny new camera with the impressive looking kit lens. However, the real key to becoming a good or even great photographer is to KEEP EDUCATING YOURSELF.

Seasoned veterans should and likely do keep educating themselves on a regular basis. It's even more critical for someone just starting out to learn as much as he or she can about being the best photographer possible with the equipment and skills he or she has. It's true that someone can learn by doing: shoot refine, shoot refine, shoot refine. However, using online and offline resources beyond learning by doing is a great idea.

Here are 4 photography resources to get started, but by no means is it all inclusive.

1) KelbyOne

2) Creative Live

3) Karl Taylor Photography

4) Digital Photography School

Learning about Business and Marketing is very important as well which is even more for the new photographer to dive into. The biggest single piece of advice that I have here is to seek SOUND advice and avoid something that sounds to good to be true like "We'll get you to the Top of Google for just $99."

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David Williams

About The Author: David Williams is a professional still photographer and videographer focusing on corporate and commercial work. His love for still photography began in 1982 while still in High School. David started making money at photography in 1982. David and his wife Brenda started working together in photography in 1988 when they met and were married in 1989. Brenda is the photo editor for the business. David and Brenda have two daughters in their 20's. Please be sure to get a quote for services if needed: our goal is to respond as promptly as possible. You may also call David direct at 919.628.2902. You may share this content using the larger social icons above this bio section. You may find David on various social platforms by clicking the smaller icons to the left of this paragraph under David's headshot. Please visit our home page as well.