So you received a new camera for Christmas and are not sure where to start. I’m not here to tell you everything, but one of my goals for 2014 is to share some knowledge and give some photography tips to those who are new to the art. So let’s start 2014 off with five photography tips for beginners!

It’s not easy knowing what we as photographers are missing when we are so invested in our work. Chandler Bondurant asked me what’s missing in his photos on Twitter. We chatted about the problems photographers have identifying what is missing from photos and specifically what tips I had for identifying why he felt something was missing from his work. The problem was, I felt that nothing was missing. So why did Bondurant feel something was missing? Let’s share some tips for thinking differently about your work when you feel something is a little ‘off’.