Photography is a wonderful thing. It captures action, beauty, and emotions. You can find beauty in what you’ve never given a thought to before. You can discover a new perspective, and see things in a new light. Photography has caught the eyes of many–inspiring them, intriguing them, and exciting them.
But photography is more than just getting a camera and snapping a photo; that’s why I am going to teach you the fundamentals of photography.
My name is Darkroomdiva, and for nearly four years I’ve been studying the art and secrets of photography, discovering new things, whether it be a certain lighting, angle, or editing technique.
Over the next three months I will be teaching you about each of these techniques in detail, and on the fourth month I will tell you how each of these things is put into one photo–how it all comes together seamlessly.
The next time I post it will be about the different types of lighting, and which ones work best. There will be five types of light I will be discussing: the natural lights–dawn, dusk, overcast, and overhead (noon)–and the unnatural light, which is just indoor lighting. I will talk about each one, stating its pros and cons, and then I will do a natural light vs. unnatural light discussion and talk about which is better (or which one most photographers prefer).
In October I will post about the different angles of photography. The way you hold the camera makes a difference! We will discuss the most common angles, as there are too many different angles to put in one post. The ones I will be describing are: close up, landscape, and from below, above, and side.
In November we will talk about the tips for editing a photo, including exposure, clarity, sharpness and if you’re up to it, watermarks. I will list a few editing websites in that post.
And then in December, I will wrap it all up by explaining how all these work together to produce a wonderfully created photo.
I look forward to exploring the exciting art of photography with you over the next few months and encourage you to walk through this journey with me whether you be young or old, man or woman. Whether you have a camera with all the attachments, a small digital camera, or even an iPhone, each one can still take an amazing photo!
Note from Amy: If you love Hailey’s post, be sure to visit her at Darkroom Diva to check out her amazing photography!