Inspiration can come at any time and any moment, and I can’t even begin to express how many times I’ve seen something and thought, “damn I wish I brought my camera with me.”
Once you get into the art of photography, the options are endless when it comes to creating a digital masterpiece, but first things first, you need to know how to control the beast and tame it in the way you like it. Yes, I’m talking about your camera.
There are so many ways you can create a beautiful shot and depending on what you’re shooting, there are a few basic skills every beginning photographer should have in their rule handbook.
The easiest way to solve this is to pay attention to the direction and softness of the light. If the light is too harsh, you could get bad shadows going across your subject, which is especially a problem for portrait photography.
If your light is coming in and creating an unflattering look on your subject, see what you can do to move around your light source, whether in a studio or outside, wait until you can see your subject properly through your viewfinder.
That’s why it’s best to be selective and remember, quality over quantity. Sure, you can take over 2000 photos over the course of eight hours at a wedding, but a lot of the times only about 500 turn out great and that’s ok. Promise your clients quality over quantity.
ISO: Controls the camera’s sensitivity to light.
Shutter Speed: Controls how long the shutter stays open when you take a picture.
Aperture: Is the opening of your lens and controls how much light gets through the camera sensor.
If you can apply all of this into your daily manual, I promise your work will start being more consistent, more clear and you’ll be proud of yourself!