The beautiful photos not only require a great team, but you also need to know the best techniques to take them. To become a professional photographer, only having a canon camera is not enough. You must have some basic skills. Here are some tips to get the best:

  1. Be patient

One of the trends that digital photography has generated is the desire to take pictures constantly, but in that way you will only achieve a great quantity of low quality photos. It is important to wait for the perfect capture and take your time to analyze the mistakes you make.

  1. Be flexible

You will not always have perfect conditions to photograph, as in the case of the sunset where colors and lights change rapidly. You need to be flexible and adapt the camera settings to changes in light. Whenever you take pictures make sure you do not always take with the same perspective, but vary even slightly the position or settings of the camera.

  1. Know and manage camera settings

This is essential to obtain great results in a short time. Control the opening of the diaphragm, the shutter time is more than theory; you need to know your camera and above all things practice. The main adjustments you must know are the focus, depth of field and exposure.

  1. Learn to choose the right lens

Not all objectives serve for all possible situations in which you can find a camera, so it is essential to choose them. In low light scenarios, fixed optics are better, in space photography it is better to use a wide angle and to capture distant objects, telephoto is better.

  1. Always remember to take batteries and cards to spare

A golden rule, since running out of battery or without card space in a session is unforgivable. It is important that before leaving think about what you should take, and consider making a backup of the hard drive in case of doubt.

  1. Use the tripod

This element is key for low light photography. The tripod improves the stability of the camera, improves the sharpness of the images and focuses on long exposure times. The remote trigger is a good idea to prevent the camera from moving when you press the button.

  1. Power your creativity

The “eye of the photographer” is fundamental: trying different angles and perspectives when you have a camera with a folding screen is ideal. Do not be afraid to photograph in intense light spaces because you can get great results, and finally inspect the place beforehand to get different or creative perspectives.

Taking pictures is very difficult because you have to consider many variables, but it is not impossible. If you persist and learn from your mistakes, you will improve a lot. Review the results and discover the problems in the composition and stories. You never know where your hobby can take you.
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