Learn Photography From Your Camera
If you ever thought of learning photography and you can’t find help. You can probably try reading from your image details. With today’s technology, and literacy, it is easy to learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed and iso. Forget the rest of the information first because if you get these three right, you will never have to pass those memories.
I believe there’s a lot of ways which human can learn and one of them is being inquisitive. It is also where great discoveries were made. Apart, let’s just stick to what’s beautiful about it – the ability to learn on your own. Depending on how good you want to be, the efforts count with trials and limiting variables.
To learn from your camera, the first thing you need to do is to keep your camera in auto mode allowing your camera to decide what settings is right for aperture, shutter and iso. To understand this, you need to look at your camera screen for the settings or you can do so by doing a right click on the image you taken to study the settings.
Set the camera dial to auto mode
Right click on image, select properties using your computer
Next, decide on what you want to focus. Find a subject on the scene to learn about what’s aperture. Take a few pictures of the subject in close up and faraway situation. See how the image changes according to the aperture used by the camera.
Next, proceed to a different scene where you see motion. Try to photograph static as well as moving subjects on the same scene. See how the shutter speed changes between the scenes.
Finally, to learn ISO, simply take pictures of same scene in the day and night. See how the ISO changes according to available light.
When you are able to understand how these settings interact to the output of an image, you can start to shoot in aperture or shutter priority repeating the same process again. This will give you a little control to two different settings which you can calibrate for that right scene.
Depending on the genre you prefer, there’s other skills needed to make photography easier. Communication is definitely one, if you love doing portrait work. It is one of the ways to keep your subject comfortable, and natural while you are working with them. Knowledge and experience will help solve challenges which may arise during photography.
Hope this is interesting for you. Feel free to share this with your friend if they just picked up a camera!
Disclaimer: The images used in this article is meant as visual illustration only. Buying a camera is about finding one which fits your hand, budget and most importantly addresses to your needs.