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Photography is an art form and pastime anyone can participate in. You can buy a cheap disposable camera, point it at random things, and be a photographer of sorts. But to be a really good photographer, one whose photographs demand to be studied for more than a few seconds, takes skill, determination, an eye for detail, and the right equipment. Though on that last point there are some ingenious camera hacks 8 Useful Digital Camera Hacks That Don't Cost The Earth 8 Useful Digital Camera Hacks That Don't Cost The Earth You can actually get more out of a photograph with a cheap homemade reflector than an expensive lens when you are on the learning curve with your camera. The good thing is that the photography... Read More that don’t cost the Earth.

Many of us here at MakeUseOf partake in photography, shooting anything and everything. Some of our photographs are good enough to become desktop wallpapers From Us To You: 6 Beautiful, Original Wallpapers By MakeUseOf Authors From Us To You: 6 Beautiful, Original Wallpapers By MakeUseOf Authors Every now and then, I write a wallpaper column. I usually pick a theme and go scour the Web in search of talented artists who have created beautiful wallpapers around that theme. And one of... Read More , but we all, from time to time, shoot dodgy digital photos that should never be deleted Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion] Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion] The digital age we're now living in has changed our ideas of ownership and copyright. For better or worse. It's also changed the way we do various things. In the field of photography moving to... Read More . So it’s your turn to help us (and your fellow MakeUsOf readers) become better photographers.

This Week’s Question…

We want to know, What Are Your Favorite Photography Tips? They could be ones you have heard about here on MakeUseOf, on another website, from a family member or friend, or from a professional photographer. If it resonated with you then pass it on to us so we can all share in the secrets of how to be a better photographer The Top 5 Photography Tips For Absolute Beginners The Top 5 Photography Tips For Absolute Beginners Fueled by a desire to take better photos, last year I got myself a nice DSLR for Christmas. I'm certainly no photography expert - but I did take the time learn a few tips I... Read More .

It could be a hardware tip, or one related to the use of flash. It could be a tip related to a simple point-and-shoot compact, or one more suited for those with digital SLR cameras. It could be a tip for taking photos of a particular subject, such as landscapes or people, or one related to processing the photos once they’ve been taken.

As stated in the opening, everyone can take photographs, but only the best can call themselves photographers. Let’s use this community we have built at MakeUseOf to pool our collective knowledge and all become better photographers as a result.


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