I Have An Awesome Camera — How Come My Photos Still Suck?

Going Around Places

With the prices on DSLRs and mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILCs) having fallen to something just above the cost of a box of cereal (I do admit to eating mostly premium cereals), more of us than ever are now toting serious photographic hardware around on our vacations, when we go hiking, or to our kids’ soccer games. Nonetheless, despite our massive technological superiority, most of us still take a staggering proportion of truly bad photos, with precious few keepers. A quick look at your friends’ unviewable travel albums on Facebook is no doubt sufficient evidence of  this trend.

The problem, of course, for the most part isn’t in your camera. It’s in how you’re using it. Want to suck less at photography? Here’s a couple of really basic steps that should yield quick results.

(1) Stop shooting in auto.

Your humble digital camera has a marvelous technological brain in it…

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