Photography Basics

We generally relate Photography with professionals having multiple bulky cameras, lots of heavy lenses and carrying other camera accessories as well. There are many who have just started photography possibly with mobile cameras and point n shoot and want to explore various aspects of photography and to improve their skills to go to next level.

On this page you will find everything you need to start your journey of photography and this will surely help you to grow as photographer. Here you will find all photography keywords and their meanings with explanatory details.

 WHY DSLR and HOW IT WORKS

No matter how amazing technology gets, there are some fundamental limitations that will more or less always be in the way of point n shoot and smartphones camera. Larger sensors are, in general, better sensors.
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THE BEGINNING

Beginning

You must be taking out pictures with your camera or mobile for sometime or perhaps you might be thinking to do so in nearest future. And now, you want to improve your skills and take it to next level. This is the place where you can start this journey and learn about all the basic skills and techniques to explore this field…
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PILLARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

APERTURE

Aperture

Aperture controls the depth of field in your picture like whether you want a landscapic shot where background and foreground both are super sharp or in other case you may want to shot a portrait where subject should be highlighted with blurred background or Bokeh effect.

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SHUTTER SPEED

its a physical shutter which opens and closes and expose camera sensor to light. The number of time shutter completes one cycle of opening and closing is called as shutter speed or exposure time.

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ISO

ISO is just a number which signifies the sensitivity of light.

ISO

Higher ISO means sensor would be more sensitive to the light and lower ISO means its less sensitive. Higher ISO means sensor would be more sensitive to the light and lower ISO means its less sensitive to light. The ISO has international standard to measure sensitivity across cameras.

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EXPOSURE TRIANGLE

To capture the photograph you should have a good knowledge on how Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed controls the exposure. All these 3 terms are interrelated or so called EXPOSURE TRIANGLE.

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FOCUSING MODES

How to achieve sharp focus on subject with different focusing modes available on camera, it includes Auto Focusing and Manual Focusing as well.

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WHITE BALANCE

Have you ever wondered why sometimes everything is so yellowish, blue, orange or purple in photograph which looks very unnatural. This means you have not selected the correct WB as per the current lighting situation or scene.

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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

This is the most underrated feature in most of the camera, even with point n shoot. Most people hardly understands this feature or even if they know they don’t use it much.

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METERING MODES

Metering mode is one of the settings most photographers don’t care much, most of times we keep in AUTO mode where camera chooses best metering modes for that scene, but in some cases you have to select other modes to get the perfect result.

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DECODING LENS

lens code

Every manufacturer uses their own term to describe the lens and their mechanism how lens works.
While buying lenses we do need every details so that one can identify which one is better than other. Here in this article I will be explaining different terms that manufacturer uses to describe their lenses.

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