TIPS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tips for Beginner Photographers. Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away. Follow our tips-
1.YOU DO NOT NEED AN EXPENSIVE GEAR
I won’t bluntly say that gear doesn’t matter. It matters for sure but not as much as it is hyped. If someone has ever told you that to learn photography you, first of all, need expensive gears I would strictly go against the statement. It comes down to learning the basics first which can be done without a great DSLR too. If you have the correct knowledge of light, exposure, composition, angles, and perspective you can surely create mesmerizing images. If you can get command on all the basics of photography even a smartphone camera can give you breathtaking images for that matter.
Definitely, there are limits to your equipment and it is possible to outgrow a certain camera, lens or light but having said that you certainly cannot improve your photography skills by just upgrading your gears. The sooner the fact is admitted and worked upon the faster will be your progress in this field.
2. KNOW YOUR GEAR
Before you start learning photography you should know your camera. You really have to get accustomed to your gear and know the settings to take images. The first thing you need to do after having a camera in hand is going through the instruction manual provided. In the beginning, somewhere there will be a diagram showing you the parts of the camera, go through that and learn things by heart. You should have a complete knowledge of buttons and settings so that you can easily switch them as and when needed.
3. THE EXPOSURE TRIANGLE
In order to take good images, you should know about the exposure triangle. When taking a photo, the camera opens its shutter and starts to let in light through the lens. This light hits the camera sensor, which is then processed as an image. Three factors affect the resulting image:
- Aperture — The size of the lens opening, often stated in the form of f/2, f/5, f/11, etc. The smaller the number, the wider the aperture opening. The wider the aperture, the more light is let in. Aperture size also affects depth of field (which affects, for example, background blur).
- Shutter Speed — How long the shutter is left open, often stated in the form of 1/200 sec, 1/60 sec, 5 sec, etc. The slower the shutter speed, the more light is let in. Shutter speed also affects sensitivity to motion (faster speeds will freeze motion, slower speeds will motion blur).
- ISO — How sensitive the sensor is to light, simply stated as 100 ISO, 400 ISO, 6400 ISO, etc. Higher ISOs allow you to take photos in darker situations, but the trade-off is noise.
These are the basics you need to know and you are good to go. There are a lot more details required but first after learning the above mentioned I will recommend you to go and experiment. Do not limit yourself. There is an entire world out there waiting for you to capture. Go and explore!!Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest