All you need to know about photography


Your camera photography has nothing to do with a high quality of photos you want to do. All cameras, especially digital ones, offer the same image quality. The difference is only in terms of the ease with which you can make the necessary adjustments to get a picture of satisfactory quality. Tests done in laboratories, the groom, grids, etc., under strictly controlled conditions, have no connection with reality and use that will show how your pictures is why I ignore lab test reports and try it myself camera capabilities.


Photography is a passion to communicate to another person's emotions stirred by the subject. If you do not care about a particular topic - logically - the result will be mediocre. Interest contribute to achieving incredible images.

Photography is the art of communicating your passion and you must be passionate about the subject that I photograph. If you are passionate, you get good results, if not, do not!

Equipment has nothing to do with it. Many amateurs blame their equipment inadequate and I think just buy more accessories will get better results and, on the other hand, are too busy excuse again to decide what equipment to buy and have no time to think and something else. About 99% of mail that I receive from readers is from people who think spending a few more cash will automatically get an increase in the quality of their photos.

Also, you have to study the subject you want to photograph. You can not look at a frame just 5 minutes and get a good photo! Very often it happens to me that being a photogenic location well-known, see dozens of tourists who descend from cars, shoot a few shots and go in haste, while I'm trying to concentrate and understand the picture you want to do. Do not you rush these things! Everything is in your mind and your imagination

Some can not photograph the same thing repeatedly. Others instead constantly researching new ways to take a picture. Prove something from as many angles and you will feel and otherwise. If you photograph the same subject repeatedly, you will know increasingly better and the results will increase in quality. Sculptor Henry Moore said, "Art is an expression of imagination, not the reproduction of reality" and photographer Elliot Porter "true art is the expression of your love for nature" and "true art is the creation of love for the subject, first , and the environment. "Even Albert Einstein agrees that "imagination is more important than scientific knowledge."

A good photographer makes good photos even with a disposable camera, he knows the possibilities and limits. On the other hand, are made daily many bad shots using expensive rooms by people who lack passion and vision, no matter how much technical knowledge possessed or how powerful are their targets. Ansel Adams said "there's nothing worse than a clear picture after a confused idea."

People, not typewriters, writing novels. So I do not understand why some amateurs think that if you buy a better camera and learn all you can about shutter speed and aperture are set automatically and great photos. The photographer, not the camera takes the picture. Choosing a photographic cameras has nothing to do with it!

"Photography brings order into chaos," said Ansel Adams. Painting is the art of inclusion, while photography is the art of exclusion. Trying to "put" it in a photo is a sure way to failure. Anything that does not contribute to highlighting the subject, distracting. Keep simplicity in your photos! Less is more. Simplicity is a virtue!

Next I will try to explain what is not important. If you already know this, skip to the section "Curiosity".

How to start

No need to buy anything extra! You can make pictures with ANY exceptional photographic camera. Too many people believe that buying a room more "capable" is the first step on the road to make better pictures. Some of us have photographic top because they are rich and because these devices have all kinds of automatism. But these automatic features have nothing to do with picture quality. Whether you right now, be it a disposable camera, is all you need. Nietzsche said "necessity is not a fact, it is an interpretation."

Better attend art classes, painting or drawing. Learn to see. If you can, read books about art and composition. Each learns differently; I, for example, learn by reading, by doing and seeing results.

Photos that I admire are painted or graduating from art, not science or computers. Ask advice from a photographer. Show him your photos and request suggestions. We will show you things you have not seen and will help you make better pictures.

Avoid advice of friends, neighbors or co-workers who know a lot of technical data photographic cameras, computers, etc. Often these people have the passion equipment and technology not photography as art photography and visual expression. The utitati Internet. Learning is a process that takes place in both directions between teacher and pupil, and not just in one, like any website. Another warning: The Internet is full of technical information, put there by adulatorii tehnicismelor, not artists. These adults are past where you have to learn, because they fetisizeaza equipment.

Talk to professional photographers, not amateurs or enthusiasts. If you do not know any of them, you can try a professional laboratory. Some professionals are happy to discuss their work and hours will tell if you know to listen. Avoid "collectors" of cameras that can talk to the saturation about technology, but they have never made a picture that you like. Talk to the latter and you risk doing so worried about your photographic equipment that you will not ever lift out of the house!

Do not waste too much time with introductory lessons in photography. Most of these courses intitial parcurusul treats of whole volumes about shutter speed or the sensitivity of the film, but pass very quickly over the really important concepts such as how to create a picture that you want. It is important to master photographic technique, but this is only the first step - and still very small - in the long road to artistic creation.

With the introduction of exposure measurement matrix photographer escaped the difficult task of determining exposure parameters. At this time most photographic cameras are able to determine the correct exposure in most circumstances and I use the autofocus and autoexposure whenever I can!

It's sad that more are asked to offer full manual photographic camera models, required some photography classes. Give up this course! These automatic features are good, are not only to relieve the tedious step of determining exposure and give you more time to creatively interpret the frame you want to shoot. Camera does not think for you, just determine some parameters of too little importance in creativity. Much more important is how you reflect in photography: composition, light, warmth, expression, etc. I suggest you try to express your feelings in your photos is helpful to try to photograph things that you are passionate about and about which you have strong feelings.

Look tehnicismele

Worrying about changing exposure parameters or other distractions technicism from subectul that you are passionate about. Many still believe, wrongly, that the rule of parameters such as exposure time and depth of field is about all you need to know to make good photos. Those have little to do with photography about as much as a craftsman to repair a typewriter has to do with writing a novel. The technical aspects are a necessary evil, but collaterally, in any case the main subject.

Large format cameras require the photographer to determine the exposure time, aperture, etc. This is because very few of them have been automated, but those 35mm film and all digital cameras can automatically determine these parameters better than they could do most of the users. Do not poke these technical complications unless you really need!

I know photographers who make them great pleasure to adjust exposure parameters alone. It's okay, but do not let this be your main concern. Better buy automatic camera and learn what is important: how to express your feelings. About Aperture you can learn later.

False teachers want to feel important making you believe that you need them to teach you the secrets of camera handling. They try to convince you that they are absolutely crap needed to take pictures. Also, insist to make you lose time with manual setting exposure parameters. If you will be gullible enough, you will waste your time with it or finding the best targets, instead of taking pictures. Your room has a century and a half imagazinat technology and recommend you take advantage of this! Start with a SLR photographic camera scheduled measurement matrix, Auto Exposure and Auto Focus. Surely, your photos will be better than those who waste time with manual methods because most cameras expose - the programs they possess - better than most photographers. Your camera probably uses Zones to determine the exposure system, a system that very few photographers I understand!

Do you like my photos on the site? Most are set in automatic mode, except for a few where the conditions imposed manual control. In the past and I adjust exposure parameters but my photos were boring because too busy with manual adjustments, loss "magic moment".

For starters you should be concerned to see, to feel, about light and about composition, not about aperture or shutter speed. Indeed, technical skills, technical virtuosity actually are necessary for successful shots but they are only good photographs antechamber. Fortunately, many of these technical capabilities were taken by automatic cameras. But beware, a technically correct photo is not necessarily a good photo!


Shoot subjects that will thirty curiosity. And should be very interesting if you like your viewers to find interesting photos.

Follow your own path

Go on your way! Do not blindly follow a guru, a teacher, me or anyone else. You'll never be better than that. Nobody is better than Ansel Adams Ansel in being itself and also nobody is better than you in being yourself!

Be yourself! Be passionate and show your passion, do not try to copy someone else's.

Find a topic you are passionate about photography and explore it. If you are interested in porcelain figurines or garbage cans, old and beautiful women, spiked snow tires, small animals, or anything else, shoot them. There photogenic subjects and nefotogenice. Simply show you are interested in your

To see, not just look

Express your feelings as you have the story of a blind

There are no rules

There is good and bad. Golden Rule trinity is not a rule and rules are idiots anyway. Leave the rules and go take pictures. A good photograph is one that like both you and others. There is no formula, grade or score.

Carol Park castle

Book Words

Photo credits: Sysu90.

Your article must be written in English



I agree with you, photography is art, and rules were made to be broken.


yes indeed, still we have to learn how to ban that what we see onto the sensor - if we never learn that we will just always take average pictures and never gain our full potential


funny - you say there are no rules - to be honest, I reckon if one learns the rules he does take better pictures, while there are some points I agree with you, but only really some... I find the fun with a camera is to understand the tool and don't see that as a waste and I will certainly miss many magical moments if I don't know my cameras limits -

Related image searches
Camera related image searches
To provide you with additional information about how we collect and use your personal data, we've recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Please review these pages now, as they apply to your continued use of our website.