Nevertheless, its a lot funner if you're good at it and know what you're doing.
Everyone loves taking photos that look nice.
Anyways, let's begin! To start, the first thing you're going to want to learn is how to use your camera.
As convenient as the auto mode is, lets leave this to your social gatherings only.
Your first tool in learning your camera is your manual that it came with.
If you have a normal point and shoot camera you may not have all the functions as a SLR but you should still have some manual control.
This article won't go deep into camera usage but will get more into composition.
After learning your camera functions you will have the power to take nearly any picture you want.
You won't have to worry about blurry shots, underexposure, or overexposure.
Now on to composition! Composing good photographs will come in handy with drawing, painting, and any visual medium.
Here are a few basic tips that will help you in no time...
The Rule of Thirds - This basic rule states that you should try to avoid taking pictures with the subject in the center.
By doing this you create more pleasing shots.
Get In Close - If you see an interesting flower instead of just taking a picture of it from where you are, get in close.
Getting closer will show more details and remove clutter from the background.
Unwanted clutter in the background only makes the picture less interesting to look at.
Use the Lines - Lines are everywhere.
Use them to your advantage by having them lead to the subject of your photo.
An example: instead of taking a picture of a person standing in front of a wall, move them 90 degrees and take a picture with them standing parallel to the wall with the walls lines leading to them.