Photographs have always been a big part of an individual’s life. It is a way to capture a memory and keep it alive in a form of a hand held object. As the digital community evolves day in and day out so goes the fast transition of Photography. Photography has always been seen as a form of art. Photographers of different backgrounds have been experimenting in how to make every image unique and because of the digitalized world, photography has transitioned into something anyone can do. It’s as easy and simple as 1-2-3. And even if you agree or not, only a limited amount of Photographers practice the art of manual photography.
Gone are the days that every picture counts since we can take thousands of pictures in a short amount of time without even thinking of the expenses it can incur because you can easily delete it as well. But for those who delves deeper into the art called photography it’s more than just point and click. Photography is something you take seriously and it’s not as simple as one may think.
Photography’s range is so vast; categorizing it will be an injustice. It’s simply everywhere and anywhere. Though commonly there are techniques that are précised and mostly practiced by different photographers, we can name five (5) amongst this types which are also a good training ground for beginners.
(1)Landscape Photography which is mainly focused on your surroundings, may it be nature or the streets, it’s about capturing an image that represents what you see in one picture.
(2)Wildlife Photography, as the name goes it’s about capturing images of not only the animals but their habitat.
(3) Aerial Photography, based on the name itself it may sound a little threatening but photographers who make this type their forte can produce images that are nothing short of amazing. Taking aerial shots are done from a higher altitude which makes the image and the subject bigger and wider.
(4)Portrait photography, is one of the oldest forms of photography and is also known as “portraiture”, the main focus of this type is the subject which can be a person, animal or an object.
(5) Event Photography, mostly beginners practice their skills in event, though it may look easy it’s actually very complex. It requires a certain eye, timing, concentration and coordination technique to get that perfect shot. Since events happen on the spot, photographers should make sure and be confident enough to capture every milestone of the event. Photographers doing events needs to be comfortable in both portrait and landscape photography and are required to know even the most basic editing skills. You can learn a lot about Photography through online courses or joining a photography club but nothing is better than on-hand experience.
But before everything else, photographers who have been doing this either recreationally or professionally tends to get very picky in terms of their camera/s and or equipment. There are a lot of cheaper alternatives besides the well known brands, but it’s all in what the photographer wants and needs. Learning about the specifics of a certain camera/equipment before investing in one is a must. Ask fellow photographers and read reviews online. There’s no harm in thinking something over and over before deciding which one to get since you will be the one holding it for countless hours. Just always remember to be substantially sure before purchasing, since it will help you in your journey to capture priceless moments.