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What are some MUST KNOW things about photography?

Photography is one of the most popular hobbies. It's also a great way to get into creative things, like art and photography. But you can't just pick up a camera and start taking pictures without knowing what you're doing! There are many different types of photography, including landscape photography and portrait photography, but they all have their own sets of rules. Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced photographer looking for new ideas on how to improve your skillset, here are some must-know tips when it comes to taking pictures:


Lighting is the most important part of photography. It can make or break a photo. The wrong lighting can ruin your shot and make it look amateurish, but if you use lighting to your advantage in addition to knowing how to expose properly then the sky's the limit!

First off, let's talk about exposure: Exposing for what? In photography (or any art form), there are different kinds of light and darkness. When you see something on film or video that has been overexposed—meaning that it's too bright—you're seeing this kind of light source; whereas if something was under-exposed—too dark—it would appear duller than its surroundings because there wasn't enough light coming through them anyway.

Lens choice

A lens's focal length is the measurement of how wide or narrow it can capture an image. A wide-angle lens captures more of your subject than a telephoto, so if you want to get more of the scene in your shot, choose a longer focal length. Conversely, if you want to focus on one part of your subject (say, someone's face), choose a shorter lens with more magnification.

The most important thing to consider when choosing a lens is its focal length because this will affect how much detail you're able to capture in any given scene. For example: If there are people walking around outside who are too far away from us for us see them clearly through our window viewfinder; then using that same viewfinder would give us very little information about what’s happening around them since we don't know where exactly those people are located within our frame!


Composition is the way the elements of a photo are arranged. It can make or break a photo, so it's important for you to know how to compose your shots.

When you're taking pictures and considering composition, think about what makes up your scene: where are people? What do they look like? Where are they looking at? Are there any interesting lines or shapes in the background that might be beneficial for framing your shot?

Think about this as well: what are some ways you can frame this image so that it looks good from every angle? For example, if there's a tree behind someone holding hands with another person (like in the picture above), try taking an angled shot so that when viewed up close, all three people look like they're standing together rather than two people hugging tightly while one stands off by herself/himself behind them (which would look awkward).

Researching a scene.

Researching a scene is one of the most important things you can do before taking a photo. This means researching your location, your subject matter, and any gear that you might need.

You can research while you are at the location if it's possible to get there early enough and find out what it looks like when it's busy with people. If not, then research on the way there so that when you arrive at your destination and start shooting photos of things around there (like buildings or cars), they'll look more interesting than just straight-on shots without context!

Also make sure not to forget about researching after leaving home—especially if this is an event such as an art show where many different photographers may be present photographing different things simultaneously! Each photographer will have their own style of composition based on what type of camera equipment they use; however having some knowledge about how other photographers work will help set yours apart from others' work even more positively than before."


Patience is a virtue. It's something that you'll need to develop if you want to be a good photographer, and it takes time.

  • You may not get the exact shot that you want on your first try.

  • It's also important to keep an open mind when shooting so that new ideas can come up in the editing process later on (for example, if someone else was taking pictures at the same time as you).

Being a jack of all trades is a good thing for photography

Being a jack of all trades is a good thing for photography. You can do so many things that will help you become a better photographer, including:

  • Learn how to shoot better.

  • Learn how to edit photos.

  • Learn how to design your own photoshoot or portrait session!

Every photographer needs to know these things

A good photographer knows that there are many things to know about photography. They need to understand the basics of photography and how they relate to their craft as an artist. The following are some of the most important things you need to know as a photographer:

  • How light works – understanding light is essential if you want your images to be successful!

  • Composition – knowing how light affects composition is also important, especially if you want your work on display in galleries or online shops.

  • Exposure (ISO) – this refers not only how much time each image should be exposed for but also whether there’s enough detail within them (i.e., nothing blown out).

We hope that you enjoyed learning about some of the basics of photography. We also want to remind you that there are so many more things to learn about, even if these are the basics. If you want to take your photography skills further and become a pro, then we highly recommend reading through our other articles on how to get better at videography and editing as well as how to use social media effectively when promoting your work online.

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