Become A Better Photographer Through Tumblr

ben francia | by Ben Francia | Last Updated: June 18, 2014

There are a lot of factors to consider when producing a great photograph. You need good lighting, mad skills, trained eye, and a good camera. We may not all possess all these but we sure can learn in order to be a great photographer. No need to take expensive workshops or have complicated equipment too. It’s all about using what you already have and improving your skills. One of the most accessible ways to learn is through Tumblr.

Whether you are training your creativity or improving your technical skills, Tumblr can teach you a thing or two. Here’s how:

  1. Follow other photographers – We learn a lot through observing, so follow other people in the art world. Continuously learn from photographers whose works you admire and draw inspiration and ideas from there. Don’t just glance at their works. Really take time to analyze and study why a photo is beautiful. Also, check out the details you really like about it and see how you can incorporate it to your own style. Look closely at the composition and lighting. You may also want to follow amateur photos and learn how to express creativity with minimal gear.
  2. Ask questions – Tumblr has an “Ask” feature. Check if your favorite photographers have the feature enabled in their blog and ask away. Don’t be shy about your questions, a lot of artists are happy to share their insights with fans and aspiring photographers.
  3. Find inspiration everywhere – Don’t just zero in on the photo field. Follow other Tumblr accounts without any photography-related interests. You may discover something that will inspire you like a creative use of colors and textures.
  4. Share your photos – Don’t just follow others, share your works as well. This is a great way to get feedback. Figure out whose opinion to trust and learn from it. Soon you’ll be able to learn which comments are helpful.

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