How to Take Pictures Like a Pro

December 6, 2019

Camera are really complicated machines. I had really troubles and fear when I was handling my first DSLR. I was struggling to take even a descent pictures. It took me lot of time, trial and errors to capture what I saw through my viewfinder.

How Camera Works?

Step 1: Aperture

The aperture refers to the diameter of the hole inside the lens. A Change in aperture alters the size of this hole, allowing to pass more or less light in the camera lens which has direct affect in the depth and field of final image.

Step 2: Shutter Speed

The mirror flips up and the shutter opens, recording the light present onto the sensor. The shutter speed determines the exposure length and as well as the motion blur. Knowing how your shutter speed works is the key element in the basics of photography.

Step 3: ISO

The sensor captures the light and is controlled by the ISO. The higher you set the ISO, the more sensitive this will be but it will also capture more digital noise. There’s no possible way to keep ISO too high and capture clear picture so it is best to reduce image quality than have many motion blurs.

Exposure Summary:

Once you have mastered the above mentioned elements then congratulations you have mastered the first step to pro photography. Now you can slowly work your way up combining all the elements learned to capture stunning pictures as you like. For all the basics of photography, exposure is the key.

Understanding Your Camera

Digital photography for beginner is very confusing and will have your head spinning around as you have to understand camera and human eye works and process light and objects differently. Therefor there is Metering Mode which tells your camera how you want to look at a scene.

You will get completely different exposure in a same scene if you use different type of modes. Understanding these type of basic photography points may be the key to understand why images you capture comes so overexposed or underexposed.