Great Tips to Make Photography Your Number One Hobby

You need to make sure you have a great camera if you are serious about taking your photography hobby to the next level. Read how to make it your number one!

Photography as a Hobby

So photography has always interested you, but perhaps you’ve just been messing around with it as a hobby. Well, now is the time to get a little more serious and to make this into your number one hobby. There are so many things that can go a long way toward helping you with that, and you need to make sure you focus on doing what you can to make photography your main focus.

This is such a great hobby because it allows you to be creative and it is something that can be done alone or with other people. The best photographers out there are the ones who reached a stage where they decided they needed to start taking this more seriously. They decided to take a look at a few of the amazing tips here and use them, and it is important for you to do the same.

Buy a Great Camera

You need to make sure you have a great camera if you are serious about taking your photography to the next level. There is no sense in harboring ambitions of becoming a famous photographer when you are working with a poor camera. Now, choosing the right camera is a big step, and you may need some help. Compare digital cameras with MoneyPug to help you make the right decision and choose a camera that is perfect for you. It’s important to get an idea of the options out there before you proceed any further.

Get More Creative

Getting more creative is really important to make sure you are getting the most out of the photography experience. Come up with ideas that are going to be breaking boundaries and exploring different ways of taking pictures! There are a lot of ways to do this and get positive results. Innovation is your friend, and you should make sure you make the most of it.

Print Pictures

Printing pictures is a really great way of boosting and improving your skills as a photographer. You have to make sure you are focused on boosting your techniques and your eye for doing things, and the best way to do that is to get a good look at a proper photo. There are so many things that you need to make sure you get right when you are looking to get better as a photographer, and this is one of the most important.

Photograph Different Things

It is also essential that you make sure you photograph as many different things as you can these days. This is the best way of improving your range and changing the way you approach framing and snapping. Whether it’s photographing the new family dog, snapping shots of people going about their lives, or capturing nature at its finest, photographing different things is essential.

Photography as hobby


Come up with some ideas that will help you to make the most of this experience. There are a lot of things that play a role in becoming a great photographer, and these tips can help you a lot with that. Consider what is involved in the process of becoming a great photographer, and use the ideas on here to help you with that.

They Say in Heaven, Love Comes First

heaven in Cape Cod

We came, we saw, we conquered Cape Cod, and boy oh boy, you are not only going to get one photo and one story today.

Maybe just one story. There was a strange sense of urgency with our Cape trip this year – and I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt it was different. I needed a vacation more than ever, and while a beach trip with kids is more of that – a trip – than a vacation, I definitely could have used seven more days in Truro. I’m super terrible at letting go. Apparently I do it every year when we go to Florida for a week, with some tweaking and scheduling and half-working, and I almost took nine days off when we went to Alaska (really, almost) but I’m not sure it’s in the cards. I have major FOMO (fear of missing out) with work stuff. And the influencer landscape is changing, but I’m changing with it. And the Cape Cod landscape is changing too.

I’d like to think I’m changing with that too. All you can do is try. Try and try again.

Cape Cod

It was our first year with two dogs and we didn’t know until the last minute that we were bringing both. With my in-laws’ new house in Florida, and their house in Connecticut, I honestly didn’t/don’t know the fate of the Cape Cod house. I hope it’s always ours, or more likely – theirs. It’s not up to me, but boy, do I want this for them. More than I want most things.

Cape Cod

So there was that strange sense of urgency, and there was a weight I don’t always have. A heaviness. It wasn’t a hopeless heaviness, though, like a dark and suffocating presence. It was more of an irritating heft on my chest and around my throat – telling me that I was ok and still had all that good stuff inside of me – but sometimes the demons come out before dark.

I believe in a future filled with light and airy and cotton candy things – at least most of the time. It’s so hard to figure out right this second how to get there. Work is heavy and cumbersome and strange, at times, and so is my indecision about the direction I want this family to go in. I think that’s ok because I’m figuring it out now, and like they said, love comes first.

We’ve got a lot of that. That’s the beginning and the end, and it all blurs together, quite like the sea.

Cape Cod

We came back to the whirlwind of my birthday and house guests so I’m sneaking this post fairly late at night. I haven’t had the chance to upload my camera photos yet, and quite frankly, I still have ones to upload from last year and two years ago because I’m completely off my rocker with that. These are all my phone photos to share. My friend asked me why my phone photos don’t look like hers, and of course the #1 answer is that I study photography. This one (below) is edited for fun.

He was really looking out the window to watch Cassidy pump gas in a dingy gas station but I liked this better:

As for the rest of them, I hold my hands steady, use AE lock, and edit them in better apps than the ones in the iPhone. I love Snapseed, LensLight, and Bokeh Lens. All cost only a few dollars at most, and give photos more clarity and smoothness.

And you can reset horizon lines. All of it takes under a minute! (except for the gas station one..)

Cape Cod

Cape Cod

Cape Cod

This is me linking up, as one of my favorite things to do, with Finish The Sentence Friday. This week’s topic is Photo Share Friday And there’s still time to write yours. Come link up with your spin: HERE. What’s your photo? What’s its story?

Have you been to a beach lately?