Photography has fast risen to one of the most popular hobbies currently around. This gave rise to a range of popular social media sites mainly focused on photo sharing, and the fact that DSLRs became a common household. This upped the game for everyone, and all amateur photographers have tried to make their skills better to match the competition and out do the other person.
The easiest way to learn about DSLRs and appropriate photography techniques is to enroll yourself in photography classes. These classes will teach you all the required methods and what to do and what common mistakes beginners are prone to doing. There are many art classes around but it is best to check and ask fellow photographers about the quality of teaching and lecturing.
Some of the places offer free crucial software and gear to encourage you to sign up so things lie that ought to be checked out. But not all people have the funds neither the time to enroll themselves in photography classes and such. For people like that there are plenty of photography related books and journals that teach and demonstrate important things like the rule of thirds and so on. The rule of thirds is considered one of the most important techniques in photography. It is considered the Holy Grail in the field of photography and basically tells you the best place to place your subject at in a photograph. It is so important that even low end smart phones and point and shoot cameras come with the option. It follows a rule that says you must place your subject on the lines and not dead on the center. Placing it on the sides gives the casual viewer a better picture because it allows him or her to view the rest of the scenery or whatever you are shooting.
Most photos are shot at eye level. The viewer gets the impression that the photographer is lazy and to be honest eye level pictures make the photo a tad too boring. Look or another perspective and try to make your photo more interesting. Learning to tweak around with the ISO, aperture and shutter speed will allow you to achieve cool and unique pictures. Spend some time reading the manual for your camera model. This will allow you to learn about the different modes present on your device and these can be used to enhance the quality of your pictures. The proper use of bokeh is another method that is guaranteed to add a new dimension to your pictures. Bokeh is the technique where your subject is in focus but your background is blurred out. This helps your main story stick out.