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3 Ways to Become a Better Photographer

By Michelle Ecker on March 15, 2019

3 Ways to Become a Better Photographer

Feeling unmotivated when it comes to your photography routine lately? If you could use a little inspiration, here are three simple ways you could become a better photographer in the next few weeks. 

1. Make a Routine 

We understand that you're busy. Many of our photography students work full time, have children, have family obligations, the list goes on. It can be really hard to make time for your artistic outlets when you have a long list of other obligations for which you need to allocate time.

However, one of the best things you can do as a first step is to set aside a specific time every week for you to work on your photography. Even if it's one hour every weekend, make sure to allocate time to your craft. 

2. Look for Feedback 

If you're an NYIP student, you already know that the student forum is overflowing with students and grads enthusiastic about sharing work and giving feedback.

Every day, new photos are uploaded with captions such as "working on my long exposure- let me know how I can improve!" Sure enough, within minutes the comments, praises and suggestions come rolling in from fellow photography enthusiasts worldwide. If you have access to an artistic community, even if it's just on social media, take advantage. Share your work. Ask for advice. 

3. Learn Something New 

The best thing you can do for your photography routine is to make a commitment to yourself that you will learn new photography techniques and skills whenever you find yourself falling into a routine rut. Whether you play with lighting, gear or technique, try something out of your wheelhouse every time you get out there to practice.