Introduction to Photography: The Universal Language

Photography is challenging for many of us. In this article, I will be providing you with the basic information related to photography. And readers, it is true that photography is the universal language because it doesn’t require any definition, observing photographs give answers.

However, photography is limitlessly complex but I have tried to make it simple and one level of basic, so one could understand about intermediate photography level. 

How to click a perfect photograph is an arduous task. This article will cover almost every Nitti-gritty of photographs and will be simple so one can understand and start his or her carrier in this wonderful profession.

What Is Photography?

To make it simple, the Photographs are the art of capturing light with a camera or nowadays with a good camera clarity smartphones, usually to create a digital film, to create an image. 

In the market, there are various equipment's that aid to get better pictures which will be far more captivating than the normal one (the equipment's such as infrared and radio).

To know about photography, it is essential to know about its history. The first permanent photograph was captured in 1826 according to some researchers by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in France. People were smitten by that captivating photo because they had not seen this type of creativity in their entire life.

When we speak about the photography we can't forget the great man behind the history of colorful photographs Eastman Kodak’s “Kodachrome” film in the 1930s.

There were a small handful of photographs but that was not as special or captivating. Photographers were making too many efforts to get clear and beautiful pictures but it was challenging for them to get one because they didn’t have a good equipment.

What Camera Do You Need for Photography?

My previous article on Steve jobs defined him somehow and we cannot forget that he played a great role in the camera business, and however Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar company in 2018 largely because of the iPhone’s camera and other features.

But still, the camera was difficult to replace although people found it in the phone. Most people believe that phone can replace the cameras and it is true, we don’t need a camera in this digital era.

Many smartphone companies provide a good camera which helps to get good photographs. People don’t have to get disheartened, they can fulfil their passion through the mobile camera.

First of all, smartphones are much easier to take photographs compared to the camera, and nonetheless, the phone captures photos much quicker compared to cameras. 

Also, phone cameras don’t need professional training. By practicing a person can full fill his/her hobby pleasurable as well as can gain good experience.

One may find this idea bizarre but phones are really helpful if you are a beginner. 

The Three Fundamental Camera Settings:

You Should Know, as I mentioned earlier that cameras are a bit challenging to use because it comes with special features and one wrong click in-camera setting will turn out the way. 

Cameras have various options and to know about every option it is difficult for hobbyists like us, and although some professional photographers are also facing challenges while operating such kind of cameras.

It’s not easy, but it’s easier than you might think. Some basic setting differences will bring you to become an intermediate photographer.

There are three most important settings in-camera i.e. shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

All three are used to control the brightness of photos, although they work differently in ways. In other words, each brings its own “side effects” to an image. So, it’s a bit of an art to knowing exactly how to balance all three for a given photo.

First of all let’s discuss about the shutter speed. Shutter speed is the amount of time your camera sensor is exposed to the world while taking a picture. 

Secondly, there is a “pupil” in your lens that can open and close to let in different amounts of light. Finally the ISO, which is technically a bit more complex, but similar to the sensitivity of film for taking pictures in different lighting conditions.

Written by - Vinayak Mehta 

Edited by - Sandhya R

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