How To Take Stunning Photos- Getting Started

There is a huge undisclosed aspect to photography where the professionals know something that new photography enthusiasts don’t. It’s not recognized by the new photographers at all in fact. As a result, many new photographer enthusiasts have problems with their photos. The key troubles they have are untrue light and blurry images. Putting in place the issue of clearness is straightforward; it’s frequently because of the lens. Alter your lens and as a rule you change your image. (Notice how I said “frequently”. Sometimes it can be blurred because of other things, but for now we’ll address the problem of lighting.)

The underground secret to learning how to take photos and creating clear, colourful photos is your lighting. Lighting in taking photographs is paramount. Without sufficient light, you may not be able to master the aspect of photography that you need. Additionally, without the truly good lighting, you have a psychologically flat digital photo. Lighting is, in truth, the most significant challenge.

Landscape scenes are predominantly reliant on the precise lighting to provide them life and vitality.  Having a well exposed photo, where the light is right, is the distinction between a landscape appearing as a washed out block of whitish grey to an assortment of rich, warm colours. It can be tricky to get the perfect light on a landscape scene, which is the reason why we want to photograph the scene at particular times of the day.

There are a variety of extremely vital considerations to have enhanced lighting in your digital images. Discovering how to shoot your photographs with the perfect light across your images rely on the amount of light falling into your lens and onto your sensor, how receptive your camera sensor is to light, and how you can modify the colour and tone of that light.

Aside from shutter speed, aperture and iso, you can also use a succession of colour and plain filters to manage the light. For example, a polarising filter will lessen the light. This clever filter is tremendous for limiting glaring, bright spots from windows and water. This is especially useful on an intense summer’s day. Summer is the not good for areas on your photo that might be just too light. This filter is a very practical instrument for toning down some of those awfully bright areas.


An additional means to become skilled at photography and get beautiful lighting every single time is to scrutinize the light in your environment. Recognise that the camera only picks up partial light. In fact it can only register about fifty percent of the light that you do. This is the reason that a scene might contain plenty of light to your eyes, but it will inform you it needs the flash. You see, apart from being able to “see” a smaller amount of light than you, it also needs bright light to produce the picture. This is why your photos might improve in the daytime, much more so than in dim light or light at the end of the day.

There’s a great deal of happiness and enjoyment to be had from taking photographs. Becoming skilled in photography doesn’t mean you have to study for years. What you will need is a firm awareness of the precise information. To begin, begin studying how your camera interprets and evaluates light.

To learn more about how to take photos, just go to

About the Author

Amy is an multi-award winning photographer from Australia. She teaches enthusiast photographers how to take beautiful, professional photos in easy, plain English. She has a monthly photography emagazine and ebooks to help you create stunning images every time.

Comments (3)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Brittany says:

    Thank you for such a great article Amy.

  2. Lance says:

    I really enjoyed this article, I’ve been shooting for a year now and still struggle with lighting. I can’t seem to get it right, but with this article, I feel more confident.

  3. Larry says:

    Amy, I have a 300mm telephoto lens, would this be good for landscapes?

Leave a Reply

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.