If you are seeking to start out your career as a photographer, you have come to the right place. Photography is not seen by many as a fulfilling career. To people it is just another hobby but what they fail to understand is that people have adopted this as their career and have gone on to become successful at the same time.
Great photography pays well. You can sell your photos to whoever is willing to buy and you can earn in return. Photographs are also protected by copyright laws and the number of times it is reproduced in some work, the photographer is paid the royalty. Here’s how to learn photography.
Don’t just jump into buying the expensive equipment right away
People who are about to start fails to realize that great photography is not ensured as a result of expensive equipment rather it is the result of passion and an eye for beauty. You can capture great photos with a decent camera as well.
Sure there is that quality factor but a capturing a great sight does not rely on which lens you use, but your attention to detail. And especially, if you are starting out, you should resort to an inexpensive means of equipment. It is enough.
When you have become a hotshot in the world of photography, you may then choose to settle for an expensive piece of equipment for your photography needs.
Consider using a tripod
The reason why I tell you not an expensive equipment is because you can capture decent pictures with some tweaks at your end. How? By utilizing a tripod. Let your camera be small one (no worries there) but throw a tripod in the mix and notice the difference.
You can capitalize on the unexpected opportunities with a tripod by your side. It provides a leverage more like something to lean on or rest your camera on. With your camera affixed and at a stable position, you are more likely to capture amazing shots. Without having to worry about shaking hands or arms you are better able to focus your attention on details of whatever is in front of you.
For even greater accuracy, use your camera’s timer function coupled with the tripod.
Always keep the camera on you
As a photographer, the best of scenes pop in front of your eyes when you are not actually seeking them. That is when always keeping the camera handy works for you. Use your phone camera, in the meantime, to take note of the scenes you would want to return to later with your routine camera.
Prepare a list of shots that you’d be interested in getting
Carrying your regular camera all the time does not work for everyone. It can feel like a burden for many. Thus, the workaround in this case, is to keep a notebook and list down places or scenes that you would want to come back to when you have your gear on you.
While writing, make sure to also mention the important details you’d like to focus on. For instance, if at the time lightening was the issue, you will know that you have to come back at another time of the day to get the proper shot. If keeping a notebook feels a lot, you can email yourself a screenshot with details in the body to serve you as reminder.
Don’t undermine the value of mundane subjects
To a lay person looking around your back yard or in your living room may not be very exciting but if you are a photographer, you are naturally blessed with a different pair of eyes. You will always have something new to capture at the most ordinary of places.
As a photographer, in your living room a fascinating trick of light may hold your attention. While gazing at your backyard a surprising bunch of wildflowers will can provide you with that next level shot. Point being, when you are a photographer, the opportunities are endless.
Enjoy the ride
Photography is a skill so enjoy while you are learning it. And when you are in photography, there is not a single day that you can go without learning something new. As stated in the point, when you look from the eyes of a photographer, you notice things that you may never have, if it weren’t for photography.
Experiment with your camera settings
Okay taking photos may be point and shoot but there is more to this point and shoot exercise. If you go through the manual for you camera you will see there is a lot that you can do to play around with your camera. It’s the settings part.
Try shooting with different effects, and by way of trial and error (capturing with multiple settings on) you will learn which settings suits best under which conditions.
Nancy Atkinson works at a company, that provides quality coursework help to the customers. She loves to contribute to different blogs.