Learn Photography In Minutes
“photography is undoubtedly the art form of the modern day – almost everyone has access to a camera and simple, high level editing software has exploded the medium.”
Basic Equipment You'll Need
You can do photography with even the simplest of cameras, but the principles that I’d like to teach are for people who want to learn to use a DSLR camera, a micro four-thirds camera, or at least a camera that allows the photographer to adjust the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Even some pocket cameras have this functionality.
Telling more about equipments:
Any camera will do but we focus mostly on DSLR’s so that you can change the shutter speed and aperture settings. Learn more about DSLR Cameras
To help your camera focus better and so you don’t have to worry about shaking. See Tripod for more information on tripods
Memory card reader
To quickly and more efficiently move pictures from your camera to your computer.
Software such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Etc.
Most DSLR’s come with a kit lens of 18-55mm, this will work just fine. See Photographic Lenses to learn more about lenses.
Steps to do photography in minutes:
Because your eyes constantly make everything APPEAR normal, you now need to learn how the cameras digital sensor and lenses record light, scenes, and color. Then, once you have that well ingrained and almost second nature, you need to learn how those different things render on digital cameras, online, and in print. Few of us realize how powerful the mind is in blocking out what we don’t want to see AND how well we automatically can correct bad lighting without even realizing it.
We have a few tips that will immediately help you learn photography:
- Read the user manual for you camera!!!!
- Learn all of the available settings on your camera
- Have plenty of Memory Cards to take Lots of Shots
- Photograph what you love to Photograph
- Start with basic exposures and Focus on Composition
- Practice, practice, practice!!!
What is your learning style?
There are three different ways you can learn a new activity. Most people are a combination of all these styles of learning, so that’s why it’s best to try several different styles to help you learn new techniques.
A visual person will learn best from seeing something demonstrated and looking at photos, maps and diagrams.
Watching “how to” videos and reading books and online blogs really support your learning style if you are a visual learner.
Auditory style people learn through listening to lectures or audio presentations, talking things through and listening to what other people have to say. Listening to podcasts and audio books would be a great way to support your learning style for photography learning.
Kinesthetic people like to learn by doing activities. You prefer to be hands-on and try things out and discover how they work. Attending practical workshops would really suit your learning style.
“What we capture? We capture light”
So if you really want to cover all bases read, watch, listen and do. Finally, there is plenty of great information out there, and lots of amazing teachers, but in the end it’s up to you to take the first step.
What have been the most successful ways for you to learn photography? Do you have any other suggestions I may have missed? I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment below.