TIP #1 – Flickr
Flickr is a great place to find some inspiration with millions of photos available and thousands more being uploaded each minute. There is a place on the site which presents the most interesting things posted in the last 7 days. To be honest, it’s an amazingly good way to kill half a day as wonderful images just keep coming.
TIP #2 – Start taking your camera with you (if you don’t have a camera on your phone
Have at least one camera with you at every waking moment so that whenever you feel inspired or see a photo opportunity you’ll be ready to photograph.
This tip is much easier these days now that 99% of us have camera phones.
Also, make sure ‘everywhere’ really means everywhere. This means taking your camera along to work, going to the shops, or in the car. Seeing the perfect photo opportunity but not having a camera with you is a horrible feeling.
TIP #3 – Enter Competitions
Entering a competition is a great way to get motivated and stay focused on photography, we often post information about upcoming and current competitions so keep an eye out!
TIP #4- Make Prints of Your Photographs
If you’ve never made prints of your work, then now is the time to start. Whether it’s making prints of your negatives using an enlarger in a darkroom, or sending your digital files to a photo printer, printing is a huge part of photography that most people underestimate.
If you think printing is as easy as uploading your images to a photo kiosk, then you’re missing out on all sorts of exciting and painful things. Things like:
-Choosing what kind of paper to print on
-Matting, mounting, and framing
In addition to all the things you’ll learn through the process, you’ll end up with tangible photographs that you can proudly hang on your wall, or give to family and friends.
TIP #5 – Tell us how you stay inspired?
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