The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, it’s hard to separate what you need to retain and what you don’t. This 22-minute video is a list of things that I should have paid more attention to when I was first starting.

Here’s a list of the subjects covered:

1. Focal Length (0:23)
2. Aperture (3:56)
3. Depth of Field (5:30)
4. Shutter Speed (9:44)
5. Golden Hour (11:52)
6. Shadows (14:00)
7. Light Source Direction (15:36)
8. Group Photo Focus (18:01)
9. Back Button Focus (19:08)
10. Composition (20:44)

Note that everyone learns at a different pace, and some of this may seem like common knowledge. But hopefully some of this information helps you!

This was my first video and I will be making more. You can follow along by subscribing to my YouTube channel.

About the author: Winston Fowlkes is a photographer and musician based in Southwest Florida. You can find more of his work on his website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.