3. Learn to Edit
Next up, it’s time to dedicate yourself to something that a lot of amateur photographers skip: post-production. Any professional photographer will be editing their photographs after taking them, simply because the camera cannot possibly see in the same way that the human eye does. It’s often necessary to adjust contrast, brightness, and colour balance just in order to get your image looking more like what you saw in front of you.
On top of this, you can also do more creative things. You can use filters or presets to create certain effects, or to bring out certain elements of the image. The important thing is to learn all of these techniques, and also to start getting a feel for when it is appropriate to use them.
Learning to edit better will help you to produce photographs at a more professional standard. This is really important for making your portfolio as impressive as possible.