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  • Writer's pictureKevin Koo

You just got a new camera, what's next?

Congratulations on your new camera! Here are some tips to help you take good photos:

  1. Understand the basics of exposure: Exposure is the amount of light that enters your camera, and it's controlled by three settings: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Learn how these settings work together to create a well-exposed image.

  2. Shoot in RAW format: Shooting in RAW format gives you more control over the editing process, allowing you to adjust exposure, white balance, and other settings after you've taken the photo.

  3. Use the rule of thirds: The rule of thirds is a basic composition technique that involves dividing your frame into thirds both vertically and horizontally, and placing your subject along these lines.

  4. Look for interesting lighting: Good lighting is essential for creating great photos. Look for interesting lighting situations, such as the golden hour (the hour after sunrise or before sunset), or experiment with artificial lighting.

  5. Experiment with depth of field: Depth of field refers to how much of your image is in focus. Experiment with shallow depth of field (a wide aperture) to create a blurred background, or deep depth of field (a narrow aperture) to keep everything in focus.

  6. Pay attention to details: Pay attention to small details that can make a big impact on your photos, such as the placement of your subject, the angle of your camera, and the background.

  7. Practice, practice, practice: The more you practice, the better you'll get. Take your camera with you wherever you go, and try new techniques and ideas.

Remember, taking good photos is a learning process, and it takes time and practice to improve. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, and always keep learning and experimenting.

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