wikiHow to Become a Photographer at a Young Age

Ever wanted to take good, professional pictures even though you are young? You're in luck! It's as simple as 1-2-3!

Steps

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    Know your ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. These determine the quality of your pictures, how much motion blur you want, and so much more!
    • ISO: The higher your ISO is, the brighter your images. Unfortunately, that means more digital noise. The lower your ISO is, the darker your image but less digital noise. 100, 200, and 400 are about the range that you want for out of doors or bright sunshine. If you're in a darker place, use 800, 1600, 3200.
    • Aperture: Again, the higher the aperture, the brighter the picture is. Also, it gives more blur to your background making the subject stand out. This is super good for close up pictures. Can you guess what low aperture is? Darker images, but the background is much clearer. You got it!
    • Shutter Speed: The funny thing is, with shutter speed, the slower it is, the brighter the image! The faster it gets, it gets darker. But here's the catch: With slow, you get a lot of motion blur. With fast, there isn't as much.
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    Don't be afraid to get close up! Some of the best pictures are close up!
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    Invest in a good camera. If you really enjoy taking photographs, invest in a good quality camera with great lenses.
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    Take lots of pictures. Take pictures every day so that you can get practice!
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    Find a good editing program so that you can take your amazing pictures to their full extent! Some possible free downloads are ipiccy and gimp. Once you've taken the time to edit, you'll be glad you did.
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    Experiment with the settings on your camera. If you do, you'll see yourself getting better as you use the right modes.
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    Showcase your photos. Don't keep them hidden. Other people's feedback can help a lot!
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    Have fun! This is the most important step! If you don't enjoy taking pictures, then don't take them. If you do enjoy this hobbies, then invest in it and have fun with it!

Tips

  • Some ideas for reliable camera manufacturers include Nikon, Canon and Samsung.

Warnings

  • Taking pictures is highly addictive. You may soon find yourself whipping out your camera at the most bizarre moments and yelling "Freeze! I want to take your picture!"

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