Basic Photography Knowledge
- Learning Photography
For beginners want to learn photography, some basic photography knowledge you should know. To learn the skills of photography, you should know what is 'shutter', 'aperture' and 'depth of field', etc. Of course, you don't have to understand what is the shutter, aperture and still can shoot some pleasant photos. Those point & shoot camera will always do all the setting for you. If you have some basic knowledge of photography, you will be able to shoot some of the stunning photos even with a point & shoot camera.
- Photography Basic
Shutter – the camera's shutter is like a door that can control how much light enters into the camera.The longer the door opened, the more the light will enter. Shutter is usual measured in seconds, for example, 1 / 30s, 1/250s. Some camera even can set the shutter longer than 1 minute or more. Let's take a look of some photo and see how the shutter speed affect the photographs we take.
This photo is taken in a fast shutter speed so that the splash of the water can be captured.
You can see how the action freeze by the fast shutter speed of the camera.
This is the result when you use a slow shutter speed to shoot at the running water.
You will get the smoky effect like the photo I took on the left.
Aperture – aperture is also a camera setting that controls the amount of light. The larger the aperture the more the amount of light taken. Aperture is always written in F value, such as F8, F16, F22. The larger the number, the smaller the aperture and aperture are an important factor that affect the depth of field.
Depth of field – is the amount of distances between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph. Please refer to the following picture:
- Familiar with your camera
A lot of people are lazy to read the manual when they bought their camera. Of course, sometimes you can just explore and get to know the camera function by pressing here and there. Anyway, I personally feel that we should be familiar with our camera. The more you are well-know with your camera, the better you can use your camera to shoot the photos you want. So take the time to really know what your camera can do for you.