There is no trick to taking a good photograph. All you need is an eye for that perfect moment, a passion to improve your photographic skills and maybe a decent camera. Learning photography is not as difficult as it may seem. Just a little bit of knowledge about the light conditions and you are good to go. What can be more exciting than capturing moments and preserving them forever through the eye of your camera?
It would be a smart move to first identify what really interests you. Although the photographer counts more than the camera, a good one will make your job easier. Try and find the best auto-focus or self-focussing SLR camera that fits your budget. Remember – some of the best photographs we see and admire today were taken from camera's as ancient as your grandma! If you are interested in nature or wildlife photography, then do a little research about the ideal locations near you. Complete your homework before you run onto the field to play. While taking pictures of people, it is best to take candid shots. Unexpected organic moments always come out better than synthetic poses.
If you feel that there are problems in the lighting conditions, then the features of the new Digital SLR cameras would be a great help. Take multiple shots in varying degrees of exposure and then merge them together using any of desktop based applications available online.
Those of us who are interested in wedding photography need to be quick with the camera. Delay of a few seconds will make you miss that perfect moment. During an interview to The Hindu on 12th April 2012, wedding photographer Vinay Aravind says;
"I love wedding photography because you can get to capture real feelings, and they make for very powerful images,"
Wildlife photographers on the other hand are an entirely different breed. It is one thing to click pictures of people and another to capture wild animals in the act. A single wrong move can cost you your life or destroy the habitat of the animals.
"If the bird senses that their virgin abode has been infiltrated by the humans, it will abandon its nest, eggs, and even its tiny chickens and never return,"
says wildlife and naturephotographer Sarvam Balaram to 'The Hindu' on 16th April, 2012. Mr. Balaram is a central government employee who took photography as a hobby and now works freelance together with his 'day-job'. His work was displayed at a photo print exhibition organised by Frames Photo Academy.
Fashion and glamour photographers these days need to know the art of merging commercial products with artistic techniques. Lillian Bassman, one of the greatest commercial photographers once said to a New York Times reporter that
"I did everything that could be photographed: children, food, liquor, cigarettes, lingerie, beauty products."