View Single Post
Old 06-13-2012, 12:33 AM   #13
Senior Member
Mgoldman's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,643

First, and foremost... Remove the lens cap.

Afterwards, a few tips:
Get off Automatic - learn what each setting is and how they affect the final image.
After you find your subject, find your light and shoot to best capture it. Start with the sun over your shoulder and work your way towards trickier lighting.
Get a good editing program and learn the basics.
(levels, dodge - burn, shadows /highlight (fill light), cropping, ect.

Buy a lamp shade if you are so poor you can't afford a true lens hood.

Mgoldman is offline   Reply With Quote