Why should we learn basics in photography?

jayaram By jayaram, 6th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Normal thinking in amateur photographer is that one can always good pictures with advanced digital camera.i want to illustrate that What ever may be the advanced camera we have, learning basics is required.

basics of photography.

Even though the new digital cameras can almost take pictures on any subject in any conditions, it cannot take picture “as you want”. This is because in the same frame or composition, you may focus an object of your interest only, making other thing in the background blur , by adjusting the aperture suitably.

Depth of field

It is the most important but most neglected subject of photography. Even though the new digital cameras can almost take pictures on any subject in any conditions, it cannot take picture “as you want”. This is because in the same frame or composition, you may focus an object of your interest only, making other thing in the background blur , by adjusting the aperture suitably.
As an illustration,in the photo of a flower above,with aperture kept wide open ,say f4, to intentionally blur the background. If the aperture is closed more, depth of field is increased, so that ugly back ground will also be in focus. Of course, one should have a digital camera which can have manual mode to adjust the aperture, to get the above results.

large depth of view gives all in focus!

Let us look at another photo in which aperture is kept small, so as to increase the depth of field. Here, from the nearest object to the farthest object are in focus. So, what ever may be the advancement of the camera technology, it cannot understand your intention many times. That is why , as a compromise in many cameras, different modes like close up, beach, indoor … will be provided. But it cannot substitute your intelligence and creativity.
So, learning basics is a must, what ever may be the camera and latest technology!

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Basics, Photgraphy

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author avatar jayaram
i am an associate professor in an engineering college. my field is mechanical but my hobby is photography. Those who are interested in learning photography can mail me: surya.jayaram@gmail.com

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author avatar Retired
6th May 2012 (#)

Good advice here with good examples.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
11th Jun 2012 (#)

Lovely pictures and nice advisory write ups. Thank you jayaram for sharing.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th May 2014 (#)

Very helpful...!

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