Thursday, 12 April 2012

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Get Started in Digital Photography

Have you ever seen great pictures that people in your family have taken and wondered how they got that good of an image? Have you ever looked at your pictures and been completely unsatisfied? After reading this article, you will be better equipped to leap into the world of digital photography.                                                                                                                                                                     Develop or have a desire to learn the art of digital photography. Whether you just want to learn something new, take better pictures of your kids, get more interesting photographs, or get a new hobby, you must have a desire to learn.

"The best camera is the one you have with you." -Chase Jarvis
"The best camera is the one you have with you." -Chase Jarvis

Get equipment. Anything that can take a digital picture can be used for digital photography: a cell phone camera, a $20 mini camera from Walmart, a simple point and shoot, or an advanced DSLR. It doesn't matter what you use to get the shot, you can get good pictures with anything.
The Full Auto mode is green on most mode dials
The Full Auto mode is green on most mode dials

Learn about your equipment. Know how to use most, if not all, of the features on your camera. Most cameras offer a "full automatic" mode, which is great for those beginning into digital photography. Just compose the shot and take the picture. As you become more advanced, you can start to try out the other various modes on your camera.
Learn about photography. There is a plethora of information about photography on the internet. Search for articles on the basics of photography, such as exposure, rule of thirds, and light. The more you learn, the better at photography you will become. Never stop searching for new information.                                                                                                                                          Get out and take pictures. You won't get better at anything without practice. Take your camera with you wherever you go, and always be ready to take a picture. While you are out, try out new techniques or ideas that you have come up with. Try to get the picture that you can visualize in your head beforehand.                                                                                                                             Learn how to use post-processing programs. The two major programs are Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. These can be extremely complicated, technical, and hard to use, but once you master the basics you will be very happy that you took the time to learn. For beginning photographers, GIMP is perfect because it is completely free. It is similar to Photoshop, but a little bit less daunting and much less expensive. Start by reading a few articles on how to use GIMP, then spend time experimenting with your own images. There is an excellent video podcast on how to use GIMP called Meet the Gimp.                                                                                                                                         Download photography podcasts. These will help you learn new techniques, see professional work, etc. Some good ones include: Chase Jarvis Photography, D-Town TV, Photography 101, The Art of Adventure Photography, and The Art of Photography.

TIPS                                                                                                                                              Constantly look at things through your photographer's eye. Always be aware of new and interesting things to take pictures of.

  • Take lots of pictures. Unlike film photography, the cost of taking 10 images and the cost of taking 100 is the same. If you see something you like, take pictures of it. If you see something interesting but don't think you can get a good shot, take pictures of it. You may be surprised with what you get.
  • Get your friends into photography. They can point out new and interesting pictures to take, and it's always more fun when you are taking pictures in a group.
  • Don't get discouraged. If someone leaves you a negative comment on one of your images, realize that it is only an opinion. The only opinion that matters is yours. If you like your pictures, then you succeeded.
  • Pictures are all around you. If you run out of things to photograph, go out into your backyard. If you start looking for pictures to take in familiar environments, they will show up like magic.                                                                                                                                                                                  

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks admin for providing the photography course.