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This presentation will guide you take better photos in just mere 8 steps. These are the basics of photography, and will help you get a bit better


  • 1. How to click better photos in 8 steps An mds photographie presentation facebook/sikandarphotos
  • 2. #1) Understand your Camera Read the camera manual: Learn what each control, switch, button, and menu item does. Learn the basic actions, such as using the flash (on, off, and auto), zooming in and out, and using the shutter button. Some cameras come with a printed beginners manual but also offer a free larger manual on the manufacturer's website.
  • 3. #2) Resolution Set the camera's resolution to take high quality photos at the highest resolution possible. For starters, set the camera to one of the automatic modes. i.e. P, Av, Tv etc
  • 4. #3) Finding Photo Opportunities Take your camera everywhere: When the camera is in your possession, you will start to see the world differently; you will look for and find opportunities to take great photographs. Because of this, you will end taking more photographs; and the more you take, the better a photographer you will become
  • 5. #3) Finding Photo Opportunities (cont) Get outside : Motivate yourself to get out and take photographs in natural light. Take several normal 'point and shoot' pictures to get a feel for the lighting at different times of the day and night. Go outside, especially when most people are eating, watching television, or sleeping. Lighting is often dramatic and unusual to many people precisely because they never get to see it!
  • 6. #4) Using the camera Keep the lens clear of caps, thumbs, straps and other obstructions: It is basic, yes, but any of these (often unnoticed) obstructions can ruin a photograph. Set a slower ISO speed, if circumstances permit. A slower ISO speed (lower number) makes for less noisy photographs.
  • 7. #5) Framing Assume that the above diagram is your frame. (explanation next slide)
  • 8. #5) Framing (cont) Not centered: A good photograph is the one which is not centrally focused. Go back to the previous slide and see the red dots. When taking a photo, try to position your object on one of those red dots in your frame rather then placing in the middle.
  • 9. #6) Focus. Poor focusing is one of the most common ways that photographs are ruined. Use the automatic focus of your camera, if you have it; usually, this is done by half- pressing the shutter button. Use the "macro" mode of your camera for close-up shots. Don't focus manually unless your auto-focus is having issues; as with metering, automatic focus usually does a far better job of focusing than you can.
  • 10. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. ISO: ISO is how sensitive your camera is to light. A greater ISO (i.e 2500, 3200, 6400) would give more bright pictures but highly noisy (not sharp) as well as it ISO moves up. A lesser ISO (i.e 400,200, 100) would give dim photos but pictures will be sharp as we move down the ISO. (see next slide)
  • 11. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. (cont) ISO: See next slide
  • 12. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. (cont) ISO settings: For outdoors, bright sunny day: 100- 250 max For outdoor evening and dim light: 2400-3200 max (but you will get noise) For indoor with normal light: not more then 800-1600 max. (noise will be compensated).
  • 13. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. (cont) Aperture: In Simple words, its the opening of lens to allow to light to pass in the camera. The blurring effect in the background of a picture is also caused by Aperture. It also focuses the object in frame (explained in the next slide)
  • 14. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. (cont) Aperture settings: To get the most of blurring effect at the back (portrait): minimum aperture i.e f/1.8, f.2, f/2.5, f/3.5 For group photos, use medium aperture i.e f/5.6, f/8 etc. Taking direct sunset photos, use higher aperture, f/15, f/18,f/22 (example next slide) Lesser aperture= bright photos (more blurred background) Higher aperture= dim photos( less blurred background)
  • 15. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. (cont) f/2 f/5.6
  • 16. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. (cont) Shutter speed: shutter speed is how long it takes for your camera to take a picture (which in turn alters the amount of light coming in). A higher shutter speed (i.e 1000, 1600, 2000, 2500) will capture fast moving objects with sharp image quality. (also dim photos) A lower shutter speed i.e (20, 1, -5, -20) will capture the movement of object and blurry image in a pattern. (bright photos) (example next slide)
  • 17. #7) Balancing ISO, APERTURE & SHUTTER SPEED. (cont) 1/1250 1/100 1/ -5
  • 18. #8) Keeping organized and gaining experience Go through your photosand look for the best ones. Look for what makes the best photos and continue using the methods that got the best shots. Don't be afraid to throw away or delete photos, either. Be brutal about it; if it doesn't strike you as a pleasing shot, then ditch it. If you, like most people, are shooting on a digital camera, then it would not have cost you anything but your time. Before you delete them, remember you can learn a lot from your worst photos; discover why they don't look good, then don't do that. Practice, practice, and practice. Take many photos -- aim to fill your memory card. Shoot from new or different angles, and find new subjects to take pictures of, and keep at it. Get to know your camera's limitations, too; how well it performs in different kinds of lighting, how well auto-focus performs at various distances
  • 19. Thanks An mds photographie presentation. Facebook/sikandarphotos Some of the material has been taken from WIKI HOW for educational purpose only:


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