Photography is a hobby that has started to grow in popularity due to social media like Instagram and VSCO. Here are a few tips to help your pictures pop just a little bit more.
Shutter speed is crucial when you are trying to capture the moment. For example, if you are taking action shots, like jumping up and down, you’d want for your shutter speed to be high (around 300-400 meaning it would take the shutter 1/300th or 1/400th of a second), so you can capture the exact moment and have no blur in your picture. If you were to lower the shutter speed for a picture like that (say to 60 so 1/60th of a second), although you’d still capture the same aspects there would be a lot of blur as well.
Aperture is what is responsible for letting light into your camera, but its main role is in what it does to the background of your pictures. For example, having a high aperture allows you to capture a collectively crisp image and should be used when photographing things like nature and architecture. Portraits, however, are different and usually look best with a lower aperture because it leads to a more blurred background which makes your subject pop more. Being able to have the right aperture setting is something that takes a picture to the next level.
ISO is important especially in low light situations. Simply put ISO is the setting on your camera that allows for a light and dark photo. When you change the ISO, you change the sensor in your camera’s sensitivity to light. By upping the ISO, you virtually are adding fake light. However, the tradeoff that occurs is the more you up the ISO the more “noise” in your picture which lessens the quality of the picture.