Learning the Basics of Photography

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Have you ever played with fire? Stupid question right! You would say it is dangerous but think about it. Have you ever witnessed a situation where you had wanted to capture light in your lens? Photographing fire can be fun and also very tricky. Let me share some tips on basic digital photography for catching fire and getting better photographs.

Light is the central element of a photograph. If I have to describe it in one word it would be ‘Heart.’ There are two primary sources of light sun and the artificial lights. But have you ever thought about fire as the primary source of light? Fire is coming out of a candle or a raging inferno, are these some great moments that you wish to capture. You can explore a new side to your creativity. Fire can take a lot of forms, and each kind spells out a different meaning to life. You can describe power, subtlety, warmth, and heat from its varied forms. There are two necessary forms of fire that I have described below. You can experiment with these two types and bring out your meaning to life.

The first form of fire is a single flame. Now, there isn’t much problem in shooting an only flame right? It is simple. But when you attempt capturing the flash on the camera, you would come to know how difficult can it be. Now for this experiment, you just require a single candle, a dark place, tripod or a stable surface to hold the camera. Here it is best to shift to manual focus and keep your attention at the end of the wick. The flame will not be in super consideration because it is producing light and is also a 3D object. That means the intensity and the point of focus on it will vary.

If your camera has spot meters, then use it and take the reading of the flame. The image that one will get to see will be darker than average, slow down the shutter speed and overexpose the frame a little. Lay around a little bit by blowing gently and capture the dancing. The aperture or blend opening has the same function as the pupil in our eyes. The bigger the opening, the more light you will get.

In the front side of the lenses, there are numbers such as f/2.8-f/3.2. This name refers to the blend opening. The small amount represents significant opportunity, and the big number represents small opening

The big opening gives you more light and vice versa. It is beneficial to own a lens with substantial aperture, especially in low light situation.

The next form of fire is the campfires; these are the most comfortable form of the image that you can take. But the main point when you consider the photo is to get the shutter speed dialed in. The best way to make the photograph is to go for a longer shutter speed; this will help in blurring the fire and also give the sparks a chance to leave a trail. The shot of a campfire always spreads warmth and a playful attitude of the light. This is an essential point of the original digital photography. If one ha[ppen to leave the shutter open for a long time, the fire will turn out to be very bright, and you will, in turn, lose the mood.