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Photography Basics: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

Photography is certainly one of the most effective and most enchanting ways to capture the world. Don’t look any further than the nearest news station, social media feed, book cover, or magazine article to see that photographs do have power. This article talks about the beginner’s guide to photography basics if you want to learn how to harness that power, improve your photography, and take the best photos. Here, we try to explain the basic concepts and best tips you should be aware of in making it big in the photography industry.

The Exposure Triangle

Photography is mostly about capturing the best light. A lot of beginners believe that the magic of photography lies in the camera body, but the real source of that magic is the light. A properly-lit subject could be captured poorly, but a badly-lit subject would never look good.

Hence, you need to understand and appreciate the exposure triangle if you want to capture impressive photography. When snapping a photograph, the camera opens its shutter and begins accepting light through the lens. The light then hits the sensor in the camera, which is therefore processed as an image.

How to Hold A Camera

The next thing in photography basics is to learn how to properly hold a camera. When we say “properly,” we mean “in a manner that reduces camera shaking as much as possible.”

Keep in mind that when a camera is capturing a photo, the shutter goes up, then the sensor is filled up with light. However, if you make a move while the shutter is still open, the light would smear across the sensor and cause a blurry photo. No or the least movement equates to no camera shake.

The trick is to put your arms closer to your body, so they are stable against your body’s core. This would reduce camera shake and let your hand-held photos to be as sharp as possible.