7 Myths about Photography

7 Myths about Photography

This is going to be a more interesting article let’s talk about 7 Myths about Photography. Now photography is a huge art form everyone has cameras, everyone, as lenses right now but there are still certain myths in your mind which if not clear you can still have some doubts in photography myths and it won't help you to develop as a photographer so in this blog we will clear every one of them so without wasting any time let's get started the 7 Myths about Photography.

Myth #1 : 

More images will give you better images now most of the time when you see a very beautiful subject or very beautiful bird or a beautiful landscape you are so overwhelmed and you're so excited that you take images continuously hoping that out of tons of images you will get one master image. But that is kind of wrong okay because when you're talking about photography composition angle lighting matters a lot so then you are in a situation where you get a very beautiful image or a very beautiful subject to shoot it become to be a relaxed focus on your settings focus on the composition focus on the lighting because if you take a maybe under exposed or overexposed image which is not able to fix in the post you will later regret that you have such a good subject but just because you were too much excited you didn't get the image. 

So make sure you just capture a few images maybe you are in a situation where you can capture100 images and you will get five or six okay images rather than that try to capture 10 good images be relaxed and from that, you will still get one or two images which you will really like. So make sure to ignore photography myths and capture fewer images but at the same time, you capture better images so fewer images will allow getting the best images.

Myth #2: 

Professionals only use manual mode now in my blog I have always talked about manual mode and why manual mode is so great as it gives much flexibility than any other mode. Why I use it most of the time but the truth is every time I do not use manual mode every time all the professionals do not use manual mode so there are different camera modes. there is a separate blog where I talk about other camera modes even though the manual mode provides more flexibility.

I have seen many professional photographers using aperture priority so if you want to shoot at a constant aperture and if you have a fixed ISO then you don't have to waste time in adjusting the shutter speed rather than that you can spend that particular time in composition and create better images. So it's not that always in manual mode you're going to get better images you have to be creative once you know what the modes are capable of then you can decide according to the situations what you can use. So even though manual mode provides you the most flexibility make sure that you're not always stuck with manual mode there are other modes too which can give you better images.

Myth #3: 

Better cameras will give you better images and this is one of the most famous and oldest Photography Myths that everyone has. Now technically if you have the same image same composition and you're shooting at the same time of the day maybe you will get a better image quality from the more expensive and a better camera but that's not the only thing that matters.

If you are a good photographer no matter what camera you are using even though you are using a mobile phone you will be able to create better images. So, photography is an admixture of technicality and aesthetic part so the aesthetic part meaning the composition the lighting the ability to total stories with your images cannot be improved with a better camera it is you who is going to take much more
efforts to create better images.

Even though you have the best camera in the market which your money can offer but you are not taking efforts the images are not going to be good but if you are taking efforts and if you are going to be better day by day doesn't matter what camera you are using you will be able to create good images. Make sure even if you don't have the best camera which maybe your role model is using don't bed motivated because that doesn't matter much as the photographer behind the camera matters.

Myth #4: 

Full frame cameras are better than crop sensor cameras now this is one of the myths of photography if you don't know what full-frame and crop sensors are they are basically very similar cameras but the full-frame camera has a slightly larger sensor than the crop sensor cameras. If you have a larger sensor you basically get better image quality because you have much more dynamic range you have a better low-light performance better colors better sharpness but the thing is sometimes full-frame cameras might not be the best option.  Like if you're shooting wildlife images or if you're into sports photography or if you are in a situation where you want more zoom crop sensor cameras are going to give you much more zoom than the full-frame cameras because it has a 1.5x crop value.

So for example if you have a 200 mm lens and if you're shooting with a full-frame camera you're going to shoot at exactly 200 mm because it is using the full-frame but now if you have the same lens but you have a crop sensor camera because of the 1.5 crop factor you are actually getting 200 times 1.5that is 300 mm so even though you are using the same lens you are getting much more zoom range so it's not that full-frame cameras are better than crop sensor cameras each and every time it's actually depends on the situation and what do you exactly want from the camera.

Myth #5: 

Cameras are more important than the lenses now the thing is cameras of course matter in photography because the image sensor that is present in the camera is the most important thing when it comes to making images but at the same time if you have a very good camera which is attached to not a very good lens then you won't get the best image quality that your camera can offer so even though you have a better camera but it is paired with not a very good lens you won't get the best image quality. 

I said again the camera matters but what matters equally or even more, there are the lenses that you're using. For example if you want better blur better image quality better colours the best lenses are going to give you better results so make sure that if you want to upgrade don't spend much on buying a new camera if you already have a good camera make sure that you are investing in the lenses.  Investing in the lenses can be much more valuable than investing in a better camera okay so make sure that if you don't have enough lenses make sure you upgrade lenses first and then if you feel if you want to upgrade then maybe you upgrade your camera.

Myth #6: 

The lowest aperture will give you the sharpest images myths when you want to capture some landscapes of anyone capture some images where you want the depth of field to be maximum the idea is that if you want more depth of field basically you use a lower aperture something about f8 f10 or f11 but the problem starts.

When you actually use a lower aperture comparative to the f10 orf11 so every lens has a sweet spot something from F five point six to f10if you actually decrease the aperture something about f-16 f-22 or f-35 you will feel that you will get better depth of field technically you will but the problem is you might not require much more depth of field than f10 or f11 can produce the problem with f-16 f-22 orf-35 is that the image quality starts getting reduced. 

If you compare images shot at f10 f16 f-22 you will see as we decrease the aperture the sharpness is actually getting reduced so make sure if you are happy with the result that f10 or f11 or if it is giving don't decrease the aperture to f-22 technically it will give you a more depth of field but you might not require the depth of field and you're actually losing the sharpness that your cameras and lenses can offer.

Myth #7: 

More megapixels means better camera means better images now we think that more megapixels mean about the camera but that is extremely wrong myths now even mobile phones have compatible megapixels as DSLR but that doesn't mean they can produce the same quality as the DSLRs can the DSLRs or the other cameras have a larger sensor than the mobile phones and those are very important because megapixels are only giving your solution megapixels doesn't mean better image quality more megapixels doesn't mean you will get better colors better dynamic range rather.  If you have much more megapixels it is actually likely that you will get much more noise in higher ISO so always make sure that don't get driven by much more megapixels, okay cameras got have higher megapixels should have a better sensor for better image quality.

Make sure that you're not driven by Myths about Photography but actually of focusing in becoming a better photographer and taking better images.

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