The best way to tell a story or portray the adventures of one’s life is to click photographs and let them speak for themselves. You may be a new mom and looking to capture the moments spent with your kid in a lot of photos as a memory that you can cherish for a lifetime. Or you may be a traveler looking for an opportunity to grab some skills to click images of the beautiful landscapes that you wish to explore in your next trip. If you are new to operating DSLRs and looking for a guide to get some tips to click the best photos, then you are at the right place.
It is essential to know how your equipment works before you dive into the art of photography. It is vital to learn the features and settings of your camera to adjust before you choose a frame. While clicking an image in dark, it is handy to know how to turn on the flash and turn it off if not necessary. Understanding how the shutter speed works can help you take mesmerizing photos of various landscapes and scenic frames. You can start learning by reading the user’s manual of your camera and getting the right directions in the initial phase. The basic camera features include a zoom-in and out function. It is recommended to use this function only when necessary as it reduces the quality of the picture. Autofocus in your camera settings helps you to capture interesting photos of your destined places. Once you get comfortable with the camera, change the autofocus to a manual setting to get visually impressive images. For better control of lighting in your images, learn how to use the aperture appropriately. If the shutter speed is too fast, you may get darkness in your final photos. On the contrary, if the shutter speed is too slow, they come out blurry. Therefore, it is necessary to find a balance in these settings to get the desired images. Many cameras have an automatic mode for beginners. Once you get a hang of the camera settings, you can switch to manual mode to explore the new possibilities with all the features. Finally, you can save your images in JPEG or RAW format. Depending on the format of the file type, you will require space in your memory card.
Apart from the camera settings, it is crucial to understand your photography equipment such as camera body, lenses, tripod, external hard drive, and rechargeable batteries. Buy a camera that provides you with adequate features to enable you to click desired images. Lenses come in all sizes and shapes and different frames require different lenses to get captured. Research thoroughly and buy the appropriate lens that suits your style to produce unique pictures and stand out in the clutter. You may be traveling or shooting sunset and may require to keep your camera steady. In that case, a tripod is very beneficial to click stationary photos without any shakiness.
Author David Sechovicz — I am a photography enthusiast. A thinker, dreamer, lover of all things whimsical and magical. I love photography and am passionate about art. To me art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful. Now let’s remember the world “revolves” because of people’s creativity.