Do you want to specialize in photography?… Are you a beginner?.. do you also want others to compliment your shots the same way they do to a professional’s Photography?
“Photography is the art of making memories tangible.”– Destin Sparks
No matter whatever field you belong to, every occupation in this world needs expertise and professionalism.
Similarly, photography is a profession that necessarily needs experience and professionalism.
Though it might be just a second thought to some or just a hobby to others, it is not an easy profession. Without perfection, you can’t even touch the borderline of expertise in photography.
Let us know about photography in simple terms.
What is Photography?
Photography is the art of capturing the live moments around us in frames on light-sensitive films through lenses(glasses) of different focal lengths and aperture adjustments, etc. And, in the case of the digital medium of photography digital memory or magnetic memory space is used.
It is the art of creating an image or picture with a certain memory of endless durability.
Kinds of Photography
Photography is divided into several unique and beautiful categories based on a particular discipline. Some common Photography categories you might have heard of are:
1. Landscape Photography.
The type of photography includes the plains, rivers, mountains, etc. Photography is landforms, seascapes, and other water bodies that exaggerate the beauty of nature.
2. Wildlife Photography
This is a type of photography when we capture animals or wildlife-related shots.
3. Aerial photography
Photographs that are captured from an aerial view using drones or other mediums.
4. Sports / Action Photography
Capturing moments of all sorts of sports. Such as racing, cricket, football, basketball, hockey, etc. How do we see sports on our TVs and phones? This is all possible because of photography.
5. Portrait Photography
Capturing the personality of a person or a group of people in a frame is known as portrait photography.
6. Architectural Photography.
Capturing photographs of buildings and other architectural structures that have extremely pleasing designs.
7. Wedding Photography/Event Photography.
Shooting a wedding or pre-wedding pictures or any other event
8. Fashion Photography.
Photographing fashion and style statements, shows, and other fashion-related subjects.
9. Nature photography
Capturing nature in frames from our surroundings such as the birds, trees, and other nature belongings.
Some basic camera settings for every beginner to pro journey
Every professional and expert was once a beginner. And every beginner needs some basic tips to master their profession. Similarly, every beginner in photography needs to know some basic camera settings for perfection in photography.
Credit: photo by Tim Schmidbauer from Unsplash
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. It manages the sensitivity of the camera. So learn the ISO adjustment more accurately, because it allows you to click pictures in different light settings.
Some basic ISO points you should know are:
- 100 – 200 ISO for sunny days
- 300 – 500 ISO for cloudy days or indoor shooting with bright light
- 600-1000 ISO for indoor shots with natural light or evening shooting in low light
- 1000+ ISO for shooting in low lights especially indoors.
2. Shutter speed adjustment
Another key setting of the camera is the shutter speed. It depends on the ISO setting. Adjust it accordingly when required from slow in low light and faster as needed. Faster speed allows less light to enter your lens while it happens vice versa with slower shutter speed.
3. Aperture setting
It is generally the setting of your camera which adjusts the focus. With a higher aperture, the entire frame is focused, and with a lower aperture, you get a blurred background with a focused subject.
4. Manual mode
Automatic mode adjusts the shutter speed, aperture, focus, ISO, and other settings accurately while capturing the image. While keeping the settings in manual mode is way easier for us. It allows us to take advanced control of all camera settings manually.
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