Five tips that any beginner should learn to take good pictures

Photography is one of those hobbies that when you dive right into it, it becomes a passion. The only thing that can prevent an amateur novel make the most of this experience from the first time he gets behind the wheel of your digital camera is not achieve the expected results.

Taking good photographs is not difficult. Recreate masterpieces it is, in fact, like any other form of artistic expression, the real masterpieces are only available to a handful of photographers equipped with something that makes them special. Fortunately, well executed take snapshots is available to anyone if we present several tips that every photographer must “record us to fire our DNA”.


1. Plan your photography

Analyzes the scene you want to capture and imagine how you would make it your photo. When you are able to “see” in your mind your instant, think again about the settings that you must perform to exposure conditions that allow you to get that done. Roughly speaking, you should determine what depth of field you want to achieve, what aperture will allow you to get it and what exposure time is right for that photography is well illuminated.

2. Select the minimum sensitivity

Sensors currently used in digital cameras allow you to select an ISO value that can vary within a certain range. However, the actual sensitivity of the sensor usually coincides with the lowest ISO value, which also is the one that generates less noise. Therefore, unless environmental conditions demand a strict form or have to take pictures objects moving very quickly, you should shoot using the minimum value.

3. Enable appropriate color temperature

If you store your snapshots in RAW format, no matter how white balance settings, as these files are independent of the color temperature (you can choose the right when you process your photos with the appropriate application). However, if you shoot in JPEG it is essential to choose the appropriate color temperature, because, otherwise, your shots will suffer from a ruling that are very difficult to completely correct with photo editing software.

4. Shoot in RAW, if it can be

This format includes the full range of tones that the sensor is able to perceive, and also the temperature settings of color, saturation, color space, contrast, etc., are irrelevant when taking pictures. You can choose the appropriate parameters a posterior, during format conversion.

5. Select the highest quality JPEG

When we take our pictures in this format, the camera applies to the information coming from the sensor (which is nothing but the stream of raw data, even though the camera does not provide for the recording in this format) adjustments we have indicated (color temperature, contrast, saturation, etc.). Then, the data subjected to an encoding algorithm to JPEG format, and a method of loss compression.

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