“Agar DSLR le kar chal rahe ho toh pro photographer ho tum,
Nazar mein candid moments lekar chal rahe ho toh pro photographer ho tum,
Agar apne naam ka photography page chala rahe ho toh pro photographer ho tum”
They say a picture speaks a thousand words but that doesn’t mean any picture would do. Photography has become one of the raging professions these days. Be it a wildlife photographer, wedding photographer, fashion photographer or just an amateur photographer, everyone wants to click pictures.
You think you’re a pro photographer as soon as you get your hands on one? Sadly enough, it is not the story. Buying a DSLR is just like one phase of the moon. To actually win at photography, one must know the nitty-gritty things about the camera and its pool of features. Here are the tips for first-time photographers.
Move Beyond Auto Mode
Clicking pictures in the auto mode is like flying an aeroplane on autopilot mode. You spent a big chunk of your money and letting the camera do everything. Your camera is capable of doing wonders. Discover the untouched features. Choose exposure according to the frame. Set the shutter speed as per the lighting effects. Use default filters where necessary. Go through manuals or watch user guide videos, but get over auto mode.
Cut Loose of Flash- Go Natural
Generally, a flash would add more exposure to the photography but little do you know it also adds ‘hard shadows’. It reduces the natural lighting of the picture and add more blink to it. For a start, go without the flash and soon when you’d have a better understanding of the camera, flash is all yours to rediscover.
Know Basics- ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed
This is somewhat the basic technical settings on the basis of which you can add the wow factor to the pictures.
ISO/Exposure– It means how sensitive the camera chip is to light. Lower ISO is always recommended as higher ISO will increase the noise in the image.
Aperture– It determines the focal length and the area over which light can pass through the camera lens. It is generally denoted as f-stop value. Higher aperture means sharp and focused image and a smaller number of the aperture means a larger opening and out of focus image.
Shutter Speed– Is the speed of the shutter of the lens for allowing the light to get in. The higher the shutter speed, the more motion in the picture and vice versa.
Learn Different Camera Modes
A high-end point and shoot camera or even a basic DSLR comes coupled with different modes to play around. Every camera has majorly three settings- Automatic, Manual, and Programmed. All three modes possess their own highlights. For instance, manual setting is for pedantic photography. Automatic is where the camera sets the frame for the best shot on its own. And ultimately, the programmed mode is the mode where certain characteristics are pre-determined. A DSLR comes with more modes that you need to learn to master the art of clicking pictures.
Click Pictures In HD (High Definition)
Quality of images is what a DSLR serves primarily. Click pictures in high definition only. It would add more detailing and depth to the pictures. It would, on the other hand, increase the size of the image but that should not be an issue when we’re talking about a DSLR.