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Photography Basics A-Z (Part 2)

2013-08-27 19:18:00 GMT

Picking up from part 1 here are the photography basics I through P.

Inspiration. There are a lot of places on the internet for the photographer to find inspiration, but not only that, driving around and hiking and getting out there will inspire anyone!

Jpg. The secret to using JPG files is: Set a proper White Balance, make a proper exposure. If you photograph in JPG, the file does not degrade with each subsequent opening of the file, and your files will remain sharp when printed in JPG format.

Kit Lens’ are great for beginner photographers! A kit lens is a starter lens, usually they are relatively inexpensive.

Lighting is essential to the mood of your photos. If you are not you in an area with great lighting you need to create it. Light can be enhanced by the use of reflectors, fill flash, and white balance.

Macro photography is the art of taking photos really close up pictures that reveal details that can’t be seen by the naked eye.

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Nature. When it comes to nature photography, the best practice is to take in the moment, breathe the fresh air, feel the air, listen to the birds, heighten your awareness of the environment and notice exactly what it is that makes the world beautiful where you are located.

Organize. Organizing your images can be one of the most time consuming and time saving tasks you can perform as a photographer. You don’t want to spend hours looking for that one picture if you can simply search the catalogue by a keyword or date.

Posing. Sometimes photographing people can be awkward for the subject. Making them feel comfortable with the situation and with themselves would be handled by good posing. There are many different posing cheat sheets all over the internet.

Check back again for part 3 - photography basics Q to Z.


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