Today, photography is a hobby that is very well known in all circles, especially young people. How about it, this hobby is enjoyable to run and can be your source of additional income. However, to produce a good photo result, it turns out it’s not an easy thing. A good camera is not enough to provide a good picture, but it needs to be supported by the ability and good taste of art honed by continuous practice. With excellent skills and coupled with a capable camera, the resulting image will be maximum. Then, why don’t you start pursuing this hobby?
As someone who wants to start photography, you must be confused about how to start. For that, you need to know first about what things are related to this hobby, such as a camera. You do not need to buy an expensive camera immediately. Your smartphone camera is enough. You can start to learn to take pictures around. The more often you take an image of an object, your sense of composition of colors and light will be better.
Choosing the Right Camera
What is the main reason for buying a camera? I think at this stage there are two main reasons for buying a camera (three if you are a student taking photography classes). First for documentation purposes (usually for family photos, events with friends, office events, etc.) and secondly because you are interested in a photography hobby. If you are a student participating in photography courses, the third reason is to make it easier for you to go through the class (doing assignments, etc.).
If your main reason is for documentation or college tasks, then I recommend buying a camera kit. The camera is sold in a package consisting of a camera body and kit lens (usually 18-55mm lens). If you have the budget, the next step is to buy a telephoto lens (because often, the kit camera package does not include a telephoto lens inside) like 70-300mm. You also need to inform yourself better by reading comparison articles on camera specs, like nikon d3400 vs. d5300.
At this stage, you have one camera body with an 18-55mm lens (for indoor and wide shooting) and a 70-300mm lens (for outdoor shooting and distant photo objects). For documentation purposes, what you have now is enough. If you don’t like to change lenses, you can sell an 18-55mm kit lens and use the money from the sale of the lens to add a budget to buy lenses with focal lengths that include wide to telephoto (commonly called “broom universe” lenses) such as lenses 18-200mm. Or another option, when buying your camera buy a camera body, then buy a separate 18-200mm lens.
Learning the Software
Sophisticated technology and the ability of mobile devices provide convenience in the world of photography. Thousands of applications are available for photographers to support their creativity in work. What applications can facilitate you to produce the best photos? Here are 5 (five) application recommendations that you should learn as a beginner photographer.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) available for iOS, Android, and through the website, TPE is handy for photographers who rely heavily on natural light. A true landscaper must have this application, both in the current location and when looking for a new one for photos. You can find information on the position of the sun, moon, and direction of light throughout the day, like at noon, twilight, and dusk. Perhaps the most useful feature is that we can find out where the sun is and when you want to take landscape photos with a specific composition. TPE can provide information when the sun is in the desired position.
Knowing the Extra Gadgets
Printing photos can now be done anywhere and anytime. Impossible Instant Lab is a photo printing machine in the Polaroid format. This tool is uniquely designed, with shutter components piled on the top that can be folded, making it easy to carry anywhere. To begin the image printing process, put your cellphone at the top of the Impossible Instant Lab, select the photo to print. Turn on the timer in a special application that has been synchronized with this tool, then open the shutter section. If the timer has sounded, close the shutter again, then press the button to start printing the image.
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