7 Quick Tips for a Positive Change in Your Photography

A new year is here and with it comes the opportunity to reflect and make plans for how you will spend the next 12 months. If you're looking for inspiration on how to improve, here are seven quick tips to change your photography for the better.

On the last day of 2021, I wrote an article on ways you can ensure that you improve in the coming year. When writing it, I wracked my brain for all the ways that I felt improved me as a photographer and my work, whether by an inch or a mile. Sometimes the difficulty with self-improvement isn't a lack of areas you could work on, but rather an abundance of them and a matching wealth of methods.

Although "education" was a section in my article, Nigel Danson's related tip is more narrow and that can be helpful. Danson suggests you "learn a new skill". This is still broad insofar as that could be taken to mean a new type of shot or post-production, but it's narrow enough that you can tick it off when completed.

I would always suggest learning a new photography skill if you can, perhaps a genre you haven't tried before. On that note, my recommendation would be to learn macro photography, even if it's with a cheap filter.

What are you planning to do to improve your photography in 2022? Share them in the comment section below.

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Rich Umfleet's picture

I try to shoot everyday. Also, once a month or so, I try to go out for the whole day and only use an odd lens that I don't use very often. Or I go try to shoot "macro" with my super-zoom. I find that bees and spiders prefer if I shoot their closeups with a telephoto.