In this day and age, more people who are passionate about taking pictures are showing interest to learn about it too. But you have to remember that the art of photography is not all about taking good pictures. Passion and patience come with the willingness to learn photography to be considered a good photographer.
Introducing, Photography Basics
Before you can start this professional photography career journey, you need to know where to begin. When taking pictures, the images should be able to convey the message that you are trying to get across to your audience. You can take good photos even if you are using the simplest cameras that you own. But what makes the difference? Let’s go ahead and find out.
- This is the ‘brightness’ or the ‘darkness’ of an image. This may seem simple, but in reality, you will find that exposure can be tricky. You will need to get yourself familiar with the Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO in order to shoot a properly exposed image.
- This is the hole in your lens where the light travels to reach the interior part of the camera. It is expressed in numbers (f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, etc.). Basically, this is used to tell you the size of the opening of the camera lens.
- This is the level of sensitivity of the camera to the light available around you. As a general rule, the lower the ISO, the less sensitive it is to light. That means that the higher ISO will also increase your camera’s sensitivity to light.
- Shutter Speed. This is also known as the ‘exposure time’ or the length of time that the camera shutter should remain open for the light to get exposed to the camera sensor. If the shutter speed is fast, this can make you freeze the action. And if it’s slow, ‘motion blur’ effect can be achieved.
- White Balance. This is what balances the color temperature of the photo. The white balance wil add the opposite color to the image to help neutralize the color temperature.
If you want to learn more about photography, there are plenty of sources that you can find online. The above information is the basics that every photographer should master. Having this knowledge can help you when you are building your photography portfolio while still using the camera that you have available.