Digital Photography Secrets
There aren't any real Digital Photography Secrets!
Chances are if you are looking for digital photography secrets it's because you don't seem to be able to produce the sort of photographs you want. You have compared your pictures to those that your friends have taken and they just don't seem to make it. Otherwise you want some digital photography secrets that will help you to improve the quality of the pix you have been taking. But if the truth be told, there aren't any real digital photography secrets.
Here's a "secret". Everything you need to know is freely available - you just have to find the right information. Then, you simply have to learn and experiment, and make the world of photography your own. That, in a sentence (or two), is the secret of success.
"So", I hear you ask under your breath: "What's the secret?" You don't believe that there isn't a whole bunch that somebody else can tell you that will instantly improve your own photography.
Okay. First and foremost, learn everything you can about the camera you are using. Even the biggest and stupidest dummy should know that the manual will give you every bit of basic information you need. Have you ever seen the letters RTFM on the Internet? Well that is (and isn't) a secret. Read it! If your buddy has a compact camera manufactured by Nikon and you have a D-SLR from Canon, they simply aren't going to operate the same way. The two cameras may take equally good pictures, but hey, you need to learn the basics first. Even professionals who buy new models have to RTFM.
Once you have read the f.....g manual, then you can get to work. Use the information supplied and experiment. Experiment a lot. You may surprise yourself and discover some of your own "secrets". Examine important aspects like composition and focus. Play with lighting. Test depth of field. Use every possible mode your camera has to offer and compare the different results. Also read all you can about the field or fields of photography that interest you.
There are so many people today who want to share the wonderful experiences they have had taking pictures and developing their own photographic skills, there really aren't a lot of digital photography secrets.