"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world".
Common mistakes to avoid as a beginner photographer:
If you are just starting out in photography and you don't know where to begin, or perhaps you have been taking pictures with your camera for a while and want to improve your shooting skills, you’ve come to the right place. Photography is also a learning process to improve your work and make it better. In this article, we are going to talk about the common mistakes you should avoid as a beginner.
Let's Look at Some Basic Photography Tips for Beginners
1. Learn to hold your camera properly.
Photography is all about capturing, photography is one of the hardest things I’ve ever studied even harder than programming or learning how to write well if you can believe it. Not that pointing a camera and pressing a button is difficult, of course. What’s difficult is getting a shot to match your vision. The first thing you should be focused on is holding your camera the right way if you don't carry it the way it should be it will cause blurry and shaky images.
Note: You should always hold it with both hands. Grip the right side of the camera with your right hand and place your left hand beneath the lens to support the weight of the camera.
2. Understand the exposure triangle.
When we talk about the exposure triangle we simply refer to the three pillars of photography which is camera ISO, along with shutter speed and aperture.
ISO: In very basic terms, "ISO is the level of sensitivity of your camera to available light. The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera"
Shutter Speed: "Shutter speed is responsible for two particular things, changing the brightness of your photo, and creating dramatic effects by either freezing action or blurring motion".
Aperture: "Aperture can add dimension to your photographs by blurring the background, and it also alters the exposure of your images by making them brighter or darker".
3. Rule of Thirds.
The rule of thirds is a principle that states that a photo is most appealing when the points of interest of its subjects are placed along lines which divide the image into thirds, both horizontally and vertically.
Understanding the Rule of Thirds in Photography – One of the easiest ways to improve your photography is to apply the rule of thirds when shooting. Come learn more about this fundamental principle of composition.
4. Best time of the shooting.
As per my study, the best times of day for taking photoshoot is the early morning and evening also known as the Golden Hour of the day. It's Light which can make or break the photograph. So one has to be very focused on the timing of shoot.