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Watch the world through a photographer’s eyes, and every bit of it will seem beautiful! Be it a beginner or professional, the curiosity and learning process never ends for a photography enthusiast. This is the reason why every year many people seek a career opportunity in this industry. The level of competition rises, and so does the need to amp up your skills; especially if you’re a beginner. And for this, a strong foundation with a basic understanding can surely help you reach greater heights.
Today, there are abundant sites and data available on photography tips and tricks for beginners, but with such content, a lot of clutter sums up which creates a barrier of confusion. To learn something new or important, you need to de-clutter and start afresh.
You must be wondering that if you can attend a photography tutorial or workshop, it would be better as it helps you learn better directly from an expert. Unfortunately, this trick doesn’t work for everyone. You need to understand that there are no shortcuts to success and in photography, there is no secret ladder that can help you climb to the top. You just need to take a step by step approach.
The online industry is the fastest and easiest but also a tricky platform. You must be wondering why? The answer is too much content or the duplication of thoughts that create complex doubts. You can learn photography online, but there is always a right approach that you need to follow to achieve your goals.
To help you understand things better, here are the top 10 photography tips and tricks you should know and follow as fundamental laws in this field:1. Understand your gears
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The first rule is that your kit is everything. It defines your style, art and creates the signature impression that you show when you shoot with your camera. Thus, it becomes important to know everything about your camera features, both inbuilt and external, lenses, the process to clean your camera, and other essentials required. If choosing between a DSLR or DSLM, we would suggest going for a DSLM camera, as mirrorless cameras are lightweight, compact, sturdy and their ergonomic design makes them mobile and easy-to-handle. And when it comes to the lens, always buy a kit lens to avoid confusion. Once you start your photography career, you will eventually understand what else you would need.
2. Exposure Triangle
This is the most basic yet difficult technique to master. Ironic right? Well, this technique is all about understanding the aspect of light. Light is the magic element that highlights your subject with details. Here three things matter the most: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. ISO maintains sensitivity of the light; aperture allows the amount of light falling in your image sensor and shutter speed determines how long the light will fall on the sensor. If you master this technique, practicing other photography tips and tricks will be a piece of cake.
3. Rule of Thirds
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Most beginners prefer to skip this technique as it is about composition. But always remember that the right composition can give a great output. This trick requires dividing your composition into a grid of 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines. Make sure your subject touches the grid intersection points and gives a proper alignment to your composition.
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Mirrorless cameras are the best gears for this purpose. Whether holding it with one hand or two, your hands will easily feel the lightness and better grip of a mirrorless camera. But depending upon the situations, it's important to carry a tripod. Alternately, many cameras like our mirrorless series have 5 axis IS function now to help you capture images and videos without any blur.
5. Play with lights
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To play with lights, it’s important to practice both indoors and outdoors. In most of the photography tutorials, you’ll notice that the experts always suggest that for outdoor photography, practicing during the golden hour is a must. Whereas, for indoor photography, using window lights to create better compositions and avoiding the use of flash to avoid grain effect to your images is important.<br>
6. Use Simple background
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There is no better background than a simple background, especially when you are shooting a portrait. You don’t want to create a lot of distraction while you keep your subject in focus.
7. Post Processing
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Polishing all the unpolished areas is what post-processing does. If you want your content to stand out, you need to post-process your raw image to give a highlight of details.
8. Manual Mode
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Never be afraid of practicing in manual mode. Auto mode is the biggest distraction that can sway away all your tricks. To practice any easy or hard technique, manual mode is required.
9. Explore different genres
Photography tips and tricks for beginners are just a medium to make your photography experience more interesting and inspiring. But this can only happen when you step out of your comfort zone, i.e., from the photography genre you like and practice in different domains, learn from it and evolve.
10. Make your portfolio
Today, many people love to learn photography online because it is convenient, cost-effective, time-saving and flexible. But are most of them using its privileges properly? Perhaps not. Creating a portfolio is the most important thing for budding photographers where you should update your skills and projects to increase your client base and invite leads.
With these photography tips and tricks in mind, get ready to take your photography to a whole new level. Capture emotions, people, the magnificence of nature and other creations in this world. Let your pictures speak a thousand words and manifest the fact that there’s beauty all around us!