4 Steps to Becoming a Better Photographer


Photography is an instance of preserving time and events, but you do it in an attractive form. Every celebration and milestone such as birthdays, weddings, and job promotions needs the photographer and his skill. Photography is an art that you must develop. Here are some tips on how to improve your photography skills.

1) Choose the lens according to your subject of photography

Every style of photography has its own needs. For instance, for landscape photography, you must use long distance lenses such as the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom lens. If you want to do portrait photography, you must choose a wide angle prime lens such as the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM.

2) The setting of the camera matters the most

Aperture: This is the size of the hole in the front of the camera. An aperture of f/2.8 is bigger than f/22. The bigger the aperture, the more light that will enter the camera.

Shutter speed: You can see this as 1/15 or 1/50th of a second. When you capture moving objects, you must use a high shutter speed of 1/250th of a second. Only then the picture will remain clear. If you use slow shutter speed you can capture things in low light. Slow shutter speed allows blurring of objects such as movement of water.ISO setting: This is the film speed. The setting is 100 or 200 for outdoor photography and 400 or 800 for indoor photography. The higher the speed, the brighter will be the picture. But, you must note that if you allow too much light, the picture will appear grainy.

3) Adjust the white balance                                

The need to adjust white balance is that when you do not do so, the picture will have yellow or blue tinge. Suppose you shoot under incandescent light, the light is warm and so you must cool it by opting for a blue filter. Similarly, when the light is green or blue as when you shoot under a tube light, you must warm the scene by opting for a yellow filter. Most of the modern digital cameras have settings for sunny, fluorescent, tungsten, shady, and cloudy. You also have an auto mode and a flash mode. This helps you get the best white balance while photographing.

4) Practice with a high-end camera 

The next step in How to become a Better Photographer is to practice. Practice is the key to perfection. Try to use every opportunity to practice photography. If you do not have a good camera, you must rent one from the camera rental shops and practice using these. Only when you get the feel of the camera, you will get good, sharp pictures. It does not happen overnight by accident or wishing. Put in your two hours a week of dedicated practice and you will become a good photographer.

The key to getting good pictures is dedication. If your heart is not in it, the pictures will not come out right. If you find it difficult to get good pictures of animals, you must practice more and in time, you will get perfect pictures.

Top 5 Best Cameras for Personal Use

The choice of camera depends on the skills of the photographer. The beginner will not benefit by getting a high-end camera because he does not have enough composition skills. The skillful photographer will not benefit by using a mediocre camera. This makes the choice of the camera a personal one. But, here we give the best cameras for all photographers.

Best features Nikon D5600 (Rs 47,809)

Image result for Nikon D5600As the price shows, this is one of the high-end cameras with an APS-C CMOS 24.2 megapixel sensor and a 3.2-inch articulated touchscreen having 1,040,000 dots. The video continuous shooting speed at 1080p is 5 fps. It has excellent image reproduction but like many other cameras, it is slow in the Live View mode. The 30-point AF system is the best there is in this segment.

Best beginner camera Canon EOS Rebel T6 (Rs 25,636)

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This camera has a sensor size of 18 megapixels of the APS-C CMOS type. The greatest video resolution is 1080p and the continuous shooting speed is 3 fps. The positive thing is the low price and the good image quality. The shortcoming is that the Live View focusing is slow and there is no touchscreen. You have a good set of features though not everything that the high-end models have. It has Wi-Fi and NFC built-in helping you to move your pictures to your smartphone with ease.

Best low-cost beginner camera D3300 (Rs 29,957)

Image result for D3300The sensor is 24.2 megapixels APS-C CMOS and offers video shooting in 1080p at 5 fps. It has a “Guide mode” that is helpful for the beginners to learn how to make adjustments to his DSLR camera. It has great image quality but it does not provide connectivity (no Wi-Fi or NFC). So, you must use the Nikon Plug-in adapter to download and transfer the photos. This camera is not easy to get as the next in line model D3400 is fast capturing the market.

Best low-light photography camera Canon EOS 200D (Rs 53,957)

This camera has a great burst rate and allows quick focusing when one uses the Live View mode. One can take a varied selection of photographs from portrait to landscape to wedding photos. The APS-C sensor is 24.2 megapixels and the Autofocus is Dual Pixel CMOS. You can get clear and sharp photos with this camera. The Canon EOS 200D with 18-55mm or 55-250mm lenses is a great travel companion. The 25600 ISO setting allows one to take low-light photos with great clarity.

Best beginner video camera  Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (Rs 66,880)

One of the best cameras with powerful controls to help you compose beautiful photos, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III has a 16.1-megapixel sensor. The sensor is Micro Four Thirds that is smaller than the standard DSLR making the camera compact and lightweight. You can shoot 4k video and get great pictures due to the 5-axis stabilization system. The continuous shooting speed is 8.6 fps. It has a tilt-angle display LCD screen. The image quality is good though the size of the sensor is half that of the standard DSLR camera.

Though we show many of the cameras as fit for beginners, it works well with the experts too. It will last until you decide to upgrade again to the next level.