Digital Photography Treasure Box: How to become a digital photographer
It’s not hard to take photos. We all do it, regardless of whether we’re professional photographers, amateurs, or simply taking a picture to capture a moment in time and look back upon it in the future. And it is so easy to do these days, what with phone cameras at hand, disposable cameras at most
It’s not hard to take photos. We all do it, regardless of whether we’re professional photographers, amateurs, or simply taking a picture to capture a moment in time and look back upon it in the future. And it is so easy to do these days, what with phone cameras at hand, disposable cameras at most stores, and digital cameras at affordable prices. With so many options and such convenience when it comes to photography, why bother spending time learning? A picture is a picture, whether or not it’s at a professional level quality, right?
Wrong. When it comes to photography, it’s more than an unnecessary skill set.
Photos are windows into our souls, into our lives and memories. Each photo brings back countless emotions and is a snapshot of a moment in time. Looking at a wedding photo brings back fond memories of smiling, dancing, being surrounded by cheering friends, and perhaps crying as you stared into the eyes of the love of your life.
Looking at a picture of an old pet brings back nostalgia for your childhood, remembrance of bright, sunny days when you went to the park to play catch or take a walk, and of grooming soft fur. Photos are important, yet in this age where photography is so convenient that we seem to be taking pictures every minute of our lives to post on social media or just because we can, quality is often overlooked. Or, we strive for high quality pictures, but don’t really know what we’re doing. As long as it’s not blurry, we’re satisfied.
But what if you could do more than just avoid blurriness? What if you could really, truly capture an important, memorable moment in your life with a quality that brings tears to your eyes years later rather than the question: “Where was this even taken?” What if you knew, every single time you took a picture, what angles would be flattering and what lighting would really make colors pop? What if you learned to edit and impressed all of your friends with your mood-setting, perfect photos? Maybe these questions aren’t things you’ve thought about, or things you even knew you needed to know to take good pictures.
But these are all very much keys to succeeding at digital photography, and the perks of such success include being able to save money by taking wedding photos for a relative that look just as good as a professional’s and being able to frame pictures you took by yourself in your home and be proud of them while getting compliments all the while.
It’s not hard to learn digital photography, but it’s very much necessary. Because once you learn, you’ll find yourself confident and empowered. Photos won’t simply be a random click of a button or a hassle. They’ll be something to enjoy, focus on, and an end
product you’ll be proud of. All you need to do is read this book, which has tips ranging from choosing the right camera for you to taking wedding and food photography to editing photos.
You’ll learn what angles are perfect for different situations, what lighting goes best with your picture, and various other techniques. Personally, as someone who seriously picked up the camera a few years ago (and never looked back), I’ve found that learning digital photography has opened my eyes to the world. I appreciate nature so much more now, and leaving the house is something I look forward to. Every little thing catches my eye, from an especially vibrant flower with a drop of dew falling from a petal to children laughing and playing on the swings in the local park. I would have never appreciated or even bothered to notice these things before I learned how to take photos professionally, and now I cannot imagine life without such beauty. I know that, with this book, you will be able to learn to appreciate and observe the world around you as well.