Things to consider when you are just starting out as a photographer

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Are you new to photography? Are you confused with the various pieces of equipment which you need to use? Are you not familiar with the functions of the camera? In this article, we would be helping you in solving these common problems when you are just starting out as a photographer.

  1. Camera is just part of the equation:

While having a good camera is important but that does not mean that you have to spend days in just choosing a good camera. There are a lot of other photography equipment and accessories that you will be needing. But let’s talk about cameras. Most of the digital cameras these days are capable of producing good pictures. Therefore, instead of spending days over the selection of the camera, you have to get the one which is in your budget and move ahead. Your skills are what would produce good quality images and therefore, when we mentioned camera, it’s just part of the equation. Regarding camera malfunction and repairs, see this article.

Nikon D3100 - DSLR Camera
Nikon D3100 – DSLR Camera


  1. Shooting mode:

Most of the digital cameras have multiple shooting modes like AV which is particularly useful in choosing the depth of the entire captured area followed by Tv which stands for shutter priority which can help you in better controlling the shutter speed and is useful in capturing fast moving subjects like in sports and the Program mode which is more relying on automation to adjust the aperture as well as the shutter speed. If you do not have much knowledge about the Av or Tv mode it is a good idea to use the Program mode which would auto-set both of these settings according to the type of the image which you are trying to capture.

  1. Don’t meddle in each setting:

Most of the people think that since they are trying to become professional photographers they can edit each and every setting according to their requirement. In most of the cameras, the settings which are pre-defined work perfectly fine for taking good quality photos. A good example of this is the White balance. Instead of manually setting it you can opt for the Auto White Balance option which would be able to do it for you. That is why; you need to be pretty selective in changing the default settings of the camera. A good example of a situation is when you are on a wedding photography gig. In a wedding, there is also a video guy which usually have himself taken care of the lightings for his video shots. You cannot afford to fiddle too much with your camera settings in this situations, everything will be fast and real time.

So, when you are just starting out as a photographer, you have to keep in mind these 3 aspects which we have highlighted to ensure that you are able to shorten the learning curve for becoming a professional photographer.



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