To be a professional photographer, there are certain techniques that you must acquire in taking pictures. The most important thing is the technical setting control while taking photographs. Here are some useful photography tips for beginners.
For the technical setting, you must take into account the (1) ISO setting, (2) shutter speed and (3) aperture opening. You can always go for the lowest ISO setting which is ISO 100 to have better quality photos. However, using this setting, you must minimize your hand movement or else you will get blur pictures. Use ISO 100 whenever you are taking outdoor pictures under the hot sun and choose a higher ISO setting if you’re taking pictures at night or at a dark place.
As for the shutter speed, it is recommended to use a fast shutter speed so that it opens and closes quickly during the exposure when you are taking fast moving photographs. With this, you will be able to get a clear image. You can choose a slower shutter speed if you are taking static shots. The suggested shutter speeds are 1/1000s, 1/500s and 1/250s for moving objects.
Apart from that, aperture opening also plays an important role here to obtain a sharp image depending on the type of picture’s layout. It is advisable to use a small aperture opening for landscape shots. The recommended sizes are f/16, f/11 and f/8. As for portrait shots, you can use a larger aperture opening such as f/2, f/2.8 and f/4. This enables you to get a clear image of the focused object and the others will be slightly blurred. Some people like this type of pictures because it only focuses on your targeted object.
There are a lot of other important photography tips to have a good quality image. All you need to do as a beginner is to master these three basic steps first. Then, you can search online for other more advance techniques share by the experts. All you need to be an expert is to do a lot of practices to improve your skills.