What is Photography?
Photography, the art of taking and processing photographs. A moment in time captured through a lens to preserve history, moments of our childhood, a decaying landscape or an endangered species. Not only for the delicate moments of our past or present, but we use photographs to cement the memory of truly epic moments. Be it the moon landing, a rare species or the most beautiful sunset ever witnessed. Photography capture what is unique to one person. A land we will never stand upon or sights we will never behold. A great photograph is the result of thoughtful decisions made behind the lens, not directly by the quality of equipment. It is your knowledge that will define the shot, not the device. Anybody with a camera can aspire to take beautiful photographs.
Whether you are a professional or an amateur, it is always a good idea to make sure you get the basics right to refine your craft. One of the best ways to learn quickly and save time is through tutorials. Everything I learnt about Photoshop and Illustrator came from YouTube tutorials. It was efficient and provided a solid ground for what I wanted to achieve. For tutorials, you can go to YouTube, Lynda, Master Class and Udemy or any other service. Choose between free or paid tutorials. Here is a selection of tutorials straight from YouTube. These comprehensive tutorials are a great refresher even if you have the experience.
Lightroom Tutorial for Beginners – Overview of Everything n 15 mins
Credit: Photos in Colour
Credit: Peter Mckinnon
ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed
Credit: Tek Syndicate
Landscape Tips & Tricks
50 Travel Photography Tips to take Epic Photos
Credit: Jeven Dovey