If you’d like to grow as a photographer, read this report filled with advice that will help you really master photography basics.
When you finally master photography basics, there will be no stopping your development as a photographer. Once amateur photographers get comfortable with their camera’s settings and develop the right reflexes, they’ll have all the tools they need to take their first beautiful shots and know just what camera settings to use and when. Attention amateur photographers! We have some solutions tailored to you, so you can take beautiful photos under almost any condition.
Understanding your camera’s basic settings
Learning how to take advantage of lighting conditions is the first step in taking photos that are as bright as they are crisp. Start with your white balance settings to strike a realistic balance between the colours in your photos. Next, you have to find the right ISO value to properly adjust your camera sensor and thus snap crisp photos with excellent contrast. Lastly, understanding light measurements and exposure settings will ensure ideal luminosity for your photos. Get light-filled photos under any condition…
Read the following articles to get yourself up to speed on your camera’s basic settings:
Let your inner artist shine through your photos: colours, volumes, angles, expressions, light, everything in the frame will come together in the push of a button! You can’t control everything, but when you’re careful about how different elements are arranged, your pictures will pack more punch. If you don’t spend enough time on setup, your photo might turn out rather blah. Follow our tips for masterful photo staging. Learn how to play with décor and properly frame your shots. Finally, discover how to catch the eye of the beholder (of your photos) using natural lines, playing with different shots and a whole bunch of other tricks to get your creative juices flowing.
Read the following article to frame your shots like a pro:
Playing with shutter speed and aperture
It’s a well-known fact among photographers: conditions outside the studio are rarely ideal. Your subjects might move, your background could be lacklustre… To take stunning pictures under any condition, you need to know how to play with shutter speed and aperture. Using the former will let you freeze a subject, or blur it to make it appear like it’s in rapid motion. The latter is a formidable ally for varying field depth and blurring an interesting background, or playing with exposure to create ambiance.
Read the following articles to learn about how you can play with shutter speed and aperture:
Now that you’ve mastered photography basics, it’s time to broaden your horizons. Learn about macro photography to get a new take on ordinary subjects, capture images on a very small scale and satisfy your inner naturalist. Macro photography is a whole new world of photography with its own set of rules and creative challenges. And if you want to explore different avenues when you develop your images, try going black and white. You’ll see that, when you eliminate colour, a world of contrasts will reveal itself to you, making for rather pensive-looking works of photography. The lighting, forms and textures of your subjects will all be magnified.
Read the following articles on black and white and macro photography: