Photography, with me!

Photography, with me!
I have recently developed a fascination with the art of photography. I just love how people can capture such amazing moments by pressing one button, and they can keep it with them, forever.
Yesterday, it suddenly struck me that there are many other kids (elder's too..?) who wanted to learn about photography but never had the time. So I decided to put my learnings in a blog so that we all can, maybe, learn together through this blog...what say??! 😁😁
So without any further ado, let's dive right into it! ISO First up, we have ISO. ISO controls the sensitivity of the lens in your camera, and it's brightness. Now, people would start saying, "Oh hey! That means I am gonna bump my ISO up, to make the image as bright as possible." well, actually, you want the opposite of this, you want to keep your ISO as low as possible because when you bump your ISO up, the noise in the image also increases making your image look pretty bad. 
So while taking a photo …

Program Mode

Have you ever heard of P (stands for 'program') mode? It can be found on the top dial of your camera. It lets you control any few elements that you want to play around, or understand, bringing out your creativity. It gives you relatively less control over the camera unlike the rest of the priority modes we have studied. 

By using program mode, you will be able to unlock the more creative features of using a camera, instead of just being able to set the exposure triangle, or the white balance, which can get pretty boring...
program mode gives you more control than the auto mode, but relatively less control than manual or the other priority modes that we have seen so far. This mode will be pretty useful if you don't necessarily understand what should be the proper exposure settings you should use, then you could choose to handle white balance or anything else. The camera will decide by itself what should be the proper exposure! If you don't like it, you can always work on i…

Shutter Priority mode

Hey folks. welcome back to Photography for Beginners!! Let's talk today about Shutter Priority mode. 
Shutter Priority mode is a tool used to isolate each element of the exposure triangle and learn how to use them. One of those modes is the Shutter priority mode. This mode is marked on the dial of your camera with the letter S, or in some cameras, Tv. When you use shutter priority mode, you are taking control only of Shutter priority mode, and giving the camera control of ISO and Aperture.

When and Where should it be used??
To understand when and where should this be used, we need to take a look at the basics. We know that Shutter speed controls motion blur. The higher the number, the less motion blur, and vice versa. By this, we can tell that we have to use shutter priority in cases of moving objects. Some examples would be Sports photography, Bird photography, etc.

Here you can see that Shutter speed is not high enough, which causes motion blur.

This is another shot where you can tel…

Aperture Priority Mode

Hey there!! Welcome back to my blog! In this one, We will see the different priority modes, and how and when they should be used. So let's get this party going!!
In this blog, you are going to see the different modes which are present on the dial which is on the top of your camera. If you take a look at it, you can see there are many letters on top of it. Before you go crazy trying to figure out what on earth do those alphabets mean, I will break it down for you. There are four exposure modes: Programmed Auto/Program (P), Shutter Priority (S/Tv), Aperture Priority (A/Av), and Manual (M). So in this blog, only Aperture priority will be covered.
Use Of Aperture Priority Modes
These priority modes help bridge the big gap between Auto mode and Manual mode users and are also a great way for Auto users to turn to Manual. this is so as these modes will only be focusing on one element at a time so that the user dives fully into an experimental mode.Aperture Priority mode is a way in which yo…

Spot Metering

I'm back with your weekly dose of photography basics. Hello everyone!! welcome back to photography for beginners! The last blog was about Center-weighted metering mode and Matrix metering mode, and as promised, today will be about Spot metering. So without any further ado, let's get into it.
Spotting the problem.The last two modes we discussed had one thing in common, Both of these metering modes covered large parts of the frame to find out the perfect exposure. But now, we have a mode that is the total opposite, in fact, it only takes into consideration about 2 to 3 percent of the whole screen! Now some of you might be questioning this statement, "How are we supposed to use this mode in our day to day photography, if it takes a small speck of the whole screen for setting the exposure?". Well, you aren't wrong. This mode of metering is only made for those photos that have their subject take up only a bit of the frame.  As you see, this flower looks properly exposed…


Metering Hello everybody, and welcome back to my blog!

May is a beautiful month for both hemispheres. In the North, spring is gradually blooming into summer, while the South celebrates the beautiful colors of autumn and its harvest. Time for the perfect photo 📸, ain't it!

In my two previous blogs, I wrote about ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed, and also, Exposure triangle. In this blog, I will be explaining two modes of metering, out of a total of three. So hang in there for this next blog!

What is Metering? It is vital to understand what “Metering” means. Metering indicates using the light meter in your camera to read light, and no, it doesn't mean staring into a source of light. What it actually implies is measuring the amount of light entering the camera and correcting it to make the pic look well lit.
Modes of Metering There are 3 main metering modes:
•Center-weighted average metering
•Evaluative pattern/ matrix metering.
•Spot Metering.

On modern digital cameras, you can …

Exposure and White balance

Exposure and White Balance

Hello everyone! I hope you all are holding up during bad times like these! In my last blog, I shared my experience on ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed, and also their roles in photography. I am back here today to share what  I learned on Exposure and White Balance and how these elements are a key part of photography.
Exposure Triangle Let us start by Exposure Triangle. The Exposure Triangle explains how the amount of exposure, which is how bright or dark something is, affects a photo. ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed collectively work together to form the Exposure triangle.

Now I might sound a bit crazy here, but using the Exposure Triangle is no different than making a cup of tea! You need to have a perfect balance between three things, the combination of Milk and Water, the number of tea leaves, and the most important thing, time! All these elements together make for a perfect cup of tea. Similarly, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed together with a perfect b…