All photos you see on my blog are taken with my Nikon Coolpix P7000. (except this photo which I took with my iPhone)
I'm sure you heard it a lot. To take good photos you really need a DSLR camera. It is true, that you take really good photos with a DSLR, but I think you can take some good photos with a digital camera as well.
To be honest, I haven't always thought this way. My boyfriend bought himself a DSLR two years ago and at the same time I bought my Nikon Coolpix. His photos were always so much better than mine. My first thought was, okay, this is clear he has the better camera so his photos must be better. Until I saw, that not every single photo was awesome he made. At this moment I realized, the photos are only as good as the photographer behind the camera. You need to learn how your camera works and how to take interesting photos.
When I signed up for my Instagram account in February this year I started to take much more photos than I did before. I already tade a ton of photos for my Project Life spreads but with Instagram it was a whole new level. I experimented a lot until I found the exact way how I wanted my photos to look like. Five months later I shared over 600 photos on my feed. That makes more than hundred photos a month. And don't think these are all I made. There have always been a few trial shots before I hit publish.
Around April I started to use my digital camera again. For the past months I rarely used it because I was so disappointed about how my photos looked like. After my first photo tour I was really impressed to see the difference in my photos. By taking a lot photos with my phone I learned how to take better photos and this was totally visible now. Practice makes it better. This is so true.
Before I started with my blog, I made the decision to only use photos from my Nikon Coolpix here. Partly because they are better than iPhone photos and partly because I want to use that camera more. I'm still learning a lot and so far I didn't try the Manual mode, but I will for sure someday.
Take your camera and take some photos. A lot photos. And eventually you get better.