15 Photography Exercises Guaranteed to Improve Your Skills

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4. Squirrel Hunter

Moving subjects are particularly tricky to capture, so a bit of extra practice might be needed to hone your skills.

A great exercise to help with this is visiting your local park and taking some photographs of squirrels, pigeons, or whatever other wildlife you see running around.

5. Shooting Blind

Digital photography gives you the freedom to take hundreds of shots during a single trip and delete them as you go.

But with the option to delete so readily, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of not focusing properly on each shot.

Set yourself a limit (e.g. 30 photographs) and head out for the day. Turn off the preview on your DSLR‘s screen and don’t look at any images until you get home.

You’ll soon discover the merits of taking your time. Alternatively, you could go out shooting with a simple film camera.

6. Black and White

Black and white photography exercises require you to look at the world in a different way. Contrast, textures, and shapes become more prominent in the absence of colour.

Set your camera to monochrome and go for long walk, capturing images as you go.

You’ll soon see that some images are enhanced by their lack of colour, while others might require a more complex palette to work well.

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