Finally, you have in your hands the long-awaited camera you have wanted for years. Now the world of photography will open as you pass and your photos will be admired by hordes of admirers and professionals. So what does it take? To make a photograph I mean … just press the button and do the whole camera.
But … wait! Sit down and catch your breath! Do you really think it will be so easy?
With this article I will try to help you get around this sparkling world and I will give you some valuable tips to improve your technique and your approach!
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The world of photography is filled with notions, books and advice.
The best way to take over this universe is to take an analytical approach and learn about your camera like your pocket . You can buy basic manuals to be able to move around easily, but at the same time keep on documenting yourself, first of all to be able to try different techniques and then to improve yourself and keep up with the continuous updates in the field.
I always say this to every photography course I hold, right from the first lesson: the first manual to study is that of your own camera , supplied with the box.
Knowing the secrets of your instrument is the first step to take to be a good photographer. It might be easy, but the settings and the modalities of each tool or goal are in themselves, so it is essential to achieve a good familiarity and speed of action.
In addition to manuals, the Internet is full of tutorials and free courses that are easily accessible starting from the articles I publish in this blog.
You have to be a sponge and look at as many documents as possible in this regard , to be able to fix the concepts in your mind and not fossilize on a single source (which could also be incorrect or mediocre as far as you can know) . But basically it is important to read and consult information from different sources to memorize and learn concepts better. Often the same concept explained in two different ways, or by different people, is memorized in an equally different way.