Master Any Lighting Setup With The Help Of set.a.light 3D

3 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE Starting Photography

5/28/2018 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

3 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE Starting Photography

Today our friend Pierre T. Lambert is sharing something very personal that can help anyone:  Those are the photography tips I wish I had heard when I was trying to take better pictures, whether it is for portraits, landscapes or street photography.

Lenses are 1000x more important than your camera body:

When we start photography we often get caught up in gear and camera bodies. The real question is what lens should you buy! The lenses have a much bigger impact on your photos than the body of the camera. Lenses will define if your shots are sharp, can have a shallow depth of field, can shoot in lower light, what type of bokeh you will have etc... To get the best photos possible from the beginning get a great lens with a low aperture like a 50mm f/1.8 for example.

Minimum shutter speed lock function.

 I've talked a lot about it in my videos. Once more this is something I wish I had discovered way before. Minimum shutter speed allows you to tell your photography camera not to shoot under a defined shutter speed. Meaning when you shoot in aperture priority mode (you only control the aperture) the camera will change not allow the shutter speed to be slower than what you defined. This really helps get sharp and crispy shots no matter what conditions you are in. Automatically cameras always drag the shutter and we end up with blurry shots. Thanks to this it won't.

Editing your images:

Sounds silly but when I first started, I didn't even know people edited their pictures. I had no clue why mine didn't look as good as the ones on the magazines. Skill was 1reason but edit was the 2nd. Editing your photos allows you to achieve the look you want. Think of it as your personal touch on images. Yes you can use presets and filters but I highly encourage you to start from scratch for yourself.

You may also like 👉 Start CRUSHING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (Part I)

About Pierre Lambert:

I got an engineering degree for fun. Now I'm into sharing my Real passion/job/life: Photography. Btw, I'm on a world tour with my awesome wife & here is our vlog. Let's Get Connected: Twitter | Instagram 

Text, image and video via Pierre T. Lambert

Get Latest Videos,Promotions & Exclusive Offers Via Email:

We don't send spam!