Passion for Photography 101!!

Do you enjoy taking pictures? Do you wish you knew more about photography? 

I know the answer. It is YES!!

Let’s face it many of us are too indulged in seeing the photographs and the beauty of it that we forget that it’s pure skill and we can also learn it over time. 

This thought that we can’t do it has led to a sharp decline in our motivation to pursue it, but for others, they have made a sizable life and revenue out of this passion of theirs. 

Here, in this article, I am going to talk about a few of the photography terms & engineering that can make the ordinary person’s eyes glaze over at your photographs. 

By knowing these, you will be able to grasp & explain to people about your pictures, but most importantly you will know what you’re doing and how one of your images can be enhanced the quality without the edits needed offline.

Remember there are a lot more to a picture than just the technicalities(like imagination and storytelling for one), and also there are different type of photography’s (streams) just like how engineering has computers and mechanical and bla bla bla…

Photography has streams like Miniature, Macro, Portrait photography, candid, cityscape, wildlife, architectural, commercial, and then there are few others like product photography, seascapes, natural , underwater photography etc.., So many more actually…,

Let’s start with the Big A,

A for Aperture (not apples 😛 we’re talking about cameras and photography),Aperture defines how much light enters a camera at any moment of the frame capture.The apertures are represented by the f-number, lesser the f more the light …more the f number the lesser the light…

For example 2 aperture represented as f/2 sends more light in than 8 aperture – f/8


B for Ball NO…!!! Damn IT… 

B for Bracketing. Refers to a manner where usually a photographer or any person who takes several pictures of the same object one right after another. Bracketing can be performed on the same settings of a camera or a different environment setting (like low light / bright light/background blurred etc..,).

B for Bracket!

C for Close-Ups. This refers to tight-framed photos or in the expansion. It means when a photographer is extremely close to a thing when capturing its image.

The essential D in the life of a photographer is Depth of Field (I see many Dirty-minded people out there) in the photograph when an object is in clear focus, and its background appears blurry.

Another essential letter, The F for Flash (get your mind out the gutter guys or maybe I should huh!!?!!) Duh, Artificial light so that an image can be clearly captured.

The M of all cameras, Megapixels: A megapixel can be regarded as one million pixels. The more megapixels a camera has, the more accurate the image captured in the picture will appear.

Macro Photography: A type of photography when an image is captured from up-close. A Macro Lens is often used. On some cameras, a Marco setting is present.

Like how any fields have a balance of the good and bad cameras/photos must have one balance set all the time they are the White Balance or Colour Balance, It is a process where one adjusts the colour before an image is captured. After a camera is balanced, the image will showcase its natural colours. 

So, let us all define what photography is before we have a look at all the types of cameras as the whole topic is about the photography it would be rude not to,Photography is described in textbooks as the art of imagining and capturing an image using light. A simple yet powerful definition, huh. Yes, it is indeed… Now, let’s all take a peek at the types of cameras in the marketplace these days available for our disposal, Technical details alert (most of the info is bounced off of many books and Wikipedia and Canon/Nikon Websites an also few discussions with professionals)

Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) – This is a camera with an automatic mirror system that allows a photographer to see the image as it emerges before it is captured.

Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) A digital single-lens reflex camera is a digital camera that combines the optics and the methods of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor. The reflex model system is the primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras. In the reflex model systems, light travels through the lens and then to a mirror that alternates to send the image to either the viewfinder or the image sensor.

Mirrorless Cameras – A mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, also sometimes described as DSLM features a single, detachable lens and utilises a digital display system rather than an ocular viewfinder. The term “mirrorless” symbolises that the camera does not have a reflex mirror or optical viewfinder like a DSLR, but an electronic viewfinder which displays what the cameras image sensor perceives. Many mirrorless cameras retain a mechanical shutter. Like a DSLR, an interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera accepts any of a series of interchangeable lenses compatible with the lens mount of that camera. A mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is an alternative to the digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR).

At Arhaaths’, we’re all passionate about owning a camera getting the petrol filled in our vehicles and travel places and click awesome pictures, make a living out of it if possible.But not all dreams are fulfilled, but we are not those kinds of folks who’d quit, with the advancement of the technology we are making use of the use of all the pixels at disposal, yeah, the mobile phone, if you guessed it…

I request you to head over to our photography section > to see a few of our pictures. Mind you, we are all amateurs and getting better each day. 

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Few of the pictures have been taken for representation of concept explained from Google Images.

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