Regardless of your level of photography experience, these beginner tips are valid and relevant. The field of Photographers in Abu Dhabi is complex and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by its specialization. So I put myself in the shoes of a young beginner and remember the resources used to reinforce my learning. I’ve created a list of 12 tips that, in my opinion, will help you progress not only as a photographer but also as an artist.
What Matters is your Field of View, not your EquipmentGetting a new camera doesn’t make you a better photographer. Of course it helps, but it’s not a prerequisite. Use what you have on hand. Learn to master it. learn to see, learn to believe in yourself. The results will surprise you.
Read the Instruction ManualIt’s the first thing you do when you buy a new camera, and it’s often tempting to skip it. Admittedly, it’s a little hard to read, but you have pretty good control over capitalization. Why don’t you buy a popular book to improve your reading comprehension skills? Meet three great photographers whose books are filling your library.
PracticeTake as many shots as you can: Take one shot a day for a month and see if your skills improve. Trade in a walk at your favourite spot for 15 minutes of internet time. I’m tight on time, so I keep the composition simple and let the subject shine naturally.
If you don’t Like Manual Mode, Choose Semi-Automatic ModeToday’s innovative camera technology allows you to capture beautiful images. I am very proud. I can take pictures. Yes! But I don’t know how I got there curse.
- An effective way to master shooting is to switch to manual mode.
- Select and combine aperture/speed/ISO parameters to fully understand how the gears work.
- However, if manual mode is not your thing, choose the Aperture Priority (A – Av) or Speed (S – Tv) semi-automatic option.
Looks Like a CameraOne of the obstacles is that you can’t “see” like a digital device. You get the picture, but with very bad results. Burning skies, poorly exposed subjects, etc. The range of tones (shadows and highlights) on a device is much smaller than the range afforded by the human eye. For reference, the human eye sees 27 stops, but a reflex with baseline sensitivity sees 9 stops. It differs greatly.
- Pay attention to the situation when shooting. If very bright areas have significant shadows, the camera is unable to capture the entire image without obscuring or burning parts of the image.
- You have to choose to sacrifice some scenes in exchange for others. Decide if you want to capture highlights or shadows. (It is possible to photograph both areas at the same time, but this technique is beyond the scope of this article.
2D viewThe human eye sees in three dimensions, but a camera records a two-dimensional image. Close one eye so you can perceive your surroundings in two dimensions.
- This facilitates visual identification and provides access to the camera “cradle”.
- It is easier to distinguish the textures and shapes that make up the scene.
Don’t Look for PerfectionExpect to make mistakes. Everyone is doing it. Don’t ask too much of yourself, take your time and try harder. Mastering a skill like photography requires patience. Some of your photos include images that are definitely not perfect in or out of your eyes, but remember they are a guarantee of your progress. Being a beginner means accepting mistakes in order to grow as a photographer.
Learn the Rules and know How to Get Rid of themWe can use the rules to guide us in reconstructing a balanced picture. But such limitations can stifle our creativity. Our vision seemed to be trapped in a golden cage and each element had to be placed with care. Otherwise, you risk ruining your composition. Trust your instincts.
- Allow yourself to trigger without asking all the setup questions.
- Did you like what you saw? click! The important thing is this moment, never to come back.