Last Updated on 11th January 2017 by Sophie Nadeau
Do you want to improve your photography? Are you struggling to find the time to take photos? Is your schedule so packed that you’re struggling to add anything more to the end of your ever-growing to-do list?
When I first bought my camera, a little over a year ago, I was in exactly the same boat. It would have been tempting to stick with auto and let the camera do all the work… I mean, I had a million other things on my plate!
It didn’t help that I also had no clue what I was doing! I don’t know, maybe you think that I still don’t! Well, anyway, from the very beginning, I realised that in order to improve your photography, practice makes perfect! But as anyone who’s recently taken up a new hobby will know, it can be difficult to carve time out of your already packed day. Between school, work, other interests, family, friends, partners the day can become pretty hectic!
Well, what if I told you is that, in order to improve your photography, you only need ten minutes a day?
Think about it. Dedicate just ten minutes a day to what you’re passionate about. That time already adds up to over an hour a week. And, in a year? That’s more than two days worth of time!
Does this method actually work?
So for the past 12 months, I’ve decided to dedicate at least 10 minutes a day to improving my skills. Whether it be testing out photographing my meal for ten minutes or going out and shooting street photography, I’ve pulled out my camera each day. The results (aside from a very well
worn loved camera!)?
My first ever Instagram (@sophieannenadeau) post looked a little like this (you can still see it at the bottom of my feed!). Never mind the poor subject choice, awful lighting or questionable framing, I was determined to improve!
This morning, I took this photo:
I don’t know what you think, but I’d like to think that it’s a bit of an improvement from the last one (
apart from the sky colour-oops)- even if it’s just the subject matter choice!
If you’re passionate about something, find a way to make time for it- even if it’s just for ten minutes a day!
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