Master Your Camera In 20 Minutes

By | 09/08/2022

How to Master Your Camera every bit Quickly as Possible

Today, I have some practiced news and some bad news regarding your photography and mastering your photographic camera.


“Sunset Photographer” captured by Jonathan/”IceNineJon”

First, the bad news. Similar any other skill, mastering your photographic camera may seem hard at first, simply with practice, study, and feel, information technology is easy. Shooting with your camera on transmission will become second nature to you.
you will notice a dramatic comeback in your work.

Keep in mind that the camera’s automated settings are primarily designed to become you a shot that is free of camera shake with the shutter speed and a “center of the road” exposure.

Your camera is a automobile, it is
creative and none of the auto settings are designed to get a creative, stunning shot. They are designed to get one that is OK.

If that is good enough for you lot, terminate reading at present and go enjoy the rest of your life. If that is non skilful enough, and y’all desire your friends and family to look at your photos and say, “WOW! You did that?” Proceed going!

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“Bell Stone Photographer” captured by Anita Ritenour

Your first step to total camera mastery is to
take your camera OFF of auto mode
and vow to never put it back.

Your 2nd step is to
exercise! Y’all can’t master the concepts of photography by reading about them. You lot have to actually get your camera out of the purse and shoot!

Dorsum in the ancient days of film, I once heard a proverb,

“You lot need to shoot 1,000 rolls of film—on one discipline—to be considered a master of that bailiwick.”

That’s a paraphrase, and it’s clearly from the era of film rather than digital, but the concept remains the aforementioned. Yous accept to shoot! Y’all simply don’t have to pay for all that moving picture and processing.

With the darkroom and processing lab taken out of the equation, we should be seeing a mastery of photography unprecedented in history; unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Instead of using our newfound freedom to learn how to shoot stunning photos, the vast majority of us are in the “spray and pray” mindset. In other words, rather than learning
to make a great photo, we just shoot hundreds and hundreds of snapshots on the off chance that i of them will “plough out” and will be a skillful one. (More professionals shoot this way than you lot may think!)

Then we spend 60 minutes after hour in Photoshop, trying to salvage something.
Did you get into photography to create bang-up photos? Or did you lot get into photography to spend hundreds of hours learning Photoshop?

At the aforementioned time, while practice makes perfect, information technology has to be
perfect practice. You can’t simply set up up your camera and rapid fire 36,000 shots and call yourself an expert. You need to make each and every shot the best ane yous can.

Ready a still life and shoot an prototype. Report the upshot. How can you make information technology improve? Find 3 ways to improve and attempt information technology again. And continue going. You will be surprised at how much fun it is and how fast you volition better.

Here’s the
practiced news: Since in that location is no processing lag time betwixt shooting and studying the results, you will acquire much faster than the sometime 1,000 rolls of film dominion!

With digital photography, each shot gives you lot firsthand gratification and potential for improvement. In the old days of motion-picture show, you didn’t know if something was working or non until you shot an unabridged roll of picture. And waited a few days to get the flick back from the lab. With immediate access, who knows what the new rule is… 1,000 shots? 500?

The photo project for today is to get your camera out of the camera handbag, turn off the automatic settings, and really acquire the rules to master your photographic camera. Your photography will improve fast!

Nigh the Author:

Dan Eitreim writes forOnTargetPhotoTraining. He has been a professional photographer in Southern California for over 20 years. His philosophy is that learning photography is like shooting fish in a barrel if y’all know a few tried and truthful strategies.