IS sony a 7 iii is the best low light camera full review

HI i am kunal verma I’m gonna show you guys how I shoot photos of myself but one of the reasons that I bought my first camera was because I wanted to get better photos of myself to post on social media you quickly realized that when you’re the one with the camera you actually end up taking photos of other people way more than you end up getting good photos of yourself so along the way I figured out a way that works for me to take more photos of me hopefully this way is helpful for you but there are a couple other ways that I’ll try to explain as I go the way that I’ve found easiest to take photos of myself will work with most modern cameras and that’s to connect your camera to an app in your cell phone like I said as long as you’ve got a fairly modern camera most of these companies are now making some kind of an app that will connect to your camera and allow you to monitor what you’re seeing and take the photo from your phone that being said most of the apps that I’ve used to try and do this are not exactly user-friendly there might be a little bit of fighting to get it connected you might lose some functionality that you normally have when you’re taking photos it’s all a bit of a game of give and take here’s what we’re gonna be shooting on today now first things first we’re gonna need a tripod and that should be pretty obvious because if you’re not holding the camera who is in this specific case I’m using my older tripod because I’m currently using my new one to film this obviously we’re gonna need the camera I’ve got the a7 three here I guess I can take this off because I am no longer vlogging with it I’ve switched over to the a 6400 for video so we’ve got the a7 3 and we’re gonna be trying out the ville trucks 85 millimeter F 1 point 8 I have tried this on my a 6500 but I haven’t tried it since I bought a full-frame camera slap this guy on the tripod and we’re ready to go so first and fore most I like to just set up my shot and make sure that I like it obviously there’s some people walking through it right now but that’s okay it’s feeling pretty good maybe we could move to the left and get this centered up a little better though that’s better so this is going to be a little bit different on every camera and the first way like I said is to connect to the phone so in the Sony cameras we’re gonna go into the menu I’m gonna go up to the top go over to the little world thing and go control with smart phone turn that on and hit connection now because I had previously been connected to this phone it automatically connected again but there will be some kind of a Wi-Fi password or QR code that you can scan or you can use the NFC I believe it’s called and scan that there will be a bunch of different ways that you can connect like I said in this case because I was previously connected it knew to reconnect so as you can see here I’ve got mirroring displays interesting how different the color is in each of them so now that I’m connected I’m gonna keep an eye on my phone and I’m gonna go st and in front so the first round is generally just me checking to make sure that once it gets focused on me that I s till like the composition and everything in this case I do think it’s looking pretty good I like that you can still see a little bit of the bridge although may be F 1.8 is a little too blurry in the background let’s try f28 and then I’m gonna have to crank up my ISO a little bit get my exposure proper let’s go hang out back in front again there’s the f18 shot and the f28 shot and generally I’m pretty happy with how that’s looking so now it would just be a matter of going out in front of the camera trying a bunch of different poses holding a camera or something to give it more interest in the shot this isn’t a particularly interesting shot inherently but I think it’s looking pretty decent and of course because we’re all on Instagram nowadays let’s flip that sideways and do a couple more one other thing to note is that I personally like to shoot portraits at at least 1/100 of a second if not 1 125 or more the reason for that is because all of the little tiny movements that your model is making are going to affect how sharp your shot is so if you’re looking to get sharper portraits make sure you’re shooting at a fast enough shutter speed I am losing my light real fast but before I get on to telling you an alternate way that you can also take photos of yourself I want to talk about today’s sponsor so you’ve taken a bunch of photos of yourself maybe you’ve made some presets you want to put them up on your website but you don’t know how to build a website you need to make a logo you got to do all sorts of stuff to get this stuff out there on the internet and you might not know how to do that this is where Fiverr comes in Fiverr empowers the creative community by connecting you with freelancers who can take care of some of those things that you might not want to or know how to do Fiverr has that talent on the website and they can connect you instantly literally you can go on there and find so much and all you have to do is click a button and you’ll have an order made there are different options for all sorts of budgets and all sorts of projects so use that link in the description to go check out my custom curated store see some of the people that I recommend some of the people that I’ve worked with in the past and if you’d like to see something else on my store make sure to hit me up thank you to for sponsoring this video now back to being vain and taking photos of our selves oh man it’s starting to get dark let’s crank this up I tried to catch Golden Hour but it just went from like bright to dark so personally I think connecting to the app even though it has its disadvantages and it can be a little bit glitchy at times is probably the easiest way for me to take photos of myself but there is an alternative that I also recommend and that’s by using an interval timer now again this might be something that’s built into your camera the newer Sony cameras all have interval timers the old ones had the where you could get an interval timer but you can also buy one to plug into your camera I will leave a link in the description and you can go find one from there so let me see if I can show you how to make that happen now again this might be different on your camera but I’ll show you it’s in the first menu on the fourth page we’re gonna go to interval shooting function I’m gonna go to interval shooting turn it on we’re gonna take one every let’s say yeah three seconds should be okay we’re gonna wait for 10 seconds to get in place the number of shots we’re gonna take is 10 now one of the catches with interval shooting is that depending on what your camera is it’s going to be different as far as how the auto focus works in this case I’ve never had good luck getting the interval shooter to auto focus in between shots so what I’m gonna have to do this time is actually set a manual focus point and just try and stick with it now especially at F 1.8 this is going to be a little difficult but what I’m gonna do is go set my backpack out where I’m gonna stand and then focus on that I’m gonna say a little prayer and go stand where I was these are super moody mostly because it’s starting to get so dark out here that you get the best photo written by kunal verma

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Is Sony lens used for only sony camera?

because there’s loads of really good

subjects for us to shoot here we got some captive wildlife some actual

wildlife and we’re gonna be testing out

some of the great kit we’ve got today so

to day I’m gonna be trying out the Nik

on brands we’ve got a number of camera s

and will is also gonna be trying out the

cannon range so I have the d7 500 I was

out of the D 580 850 and I got the Canon

1dx mark 2 Canon 5d Mark 4 and then they

can 1080 D as well we’re gonna look at

some of the main factors that you’ll

want to consider when choosing your next

 wildlife camera so that’s your ISO

handling your megapixels auto focus

systems frame rates and how all of these

 things are going to affect your images

today we’re going to simplify the

 market place for you we’re gonna make

your decision as easy as possible for

your next camera so I’ve got the Nikon

gear wheels got the Canon gear we’ll see

you later so Sam headed off to see what

he could find around the reserve but

found himself getting held up by some of

 its more permanent residents eventually

I found some more lively subjects and

 some were more today so I’m

usually a d500 shooter but it’s really

blow me away

I mean the price budget is double the D

500 but you can read you can really see

why I was using the camera earlier in

some low-light situations just mallas

underneath the dark bush but like you

could really see its performance at high

ISO has it really really below me away

the lack of noise here I think it was

about 4000 I was on was just remarkable

talk so helps with the tilt screen feature which meant I didn’t need to get

down low and get my in my body or muddy

and I could just put it on the ground

and look down at the tool screen and I

would do the work for me

which is fantastic another element of

the date 50 that’s really surprised me

is the introduction of focus peaking so

this is the first time then you can have

used this in their camera range what it

essentially does something right now is

it tells you exactly what part of the

photo isn’t focused any one time so it

highlights certain elements of the photo

this is obviously very good for getting

a pinched off image and there’s

something that you’d usually expect from

high and mirrorless camera so it’s

amazing that Nick on have managed to

feature this in their portfolio

meanwhile I found myself photograpying

 something a little unexpected

I’m currently shooting with canons 1dx

mark 2 and that’s their flagship DSLR

camera and it retails at over 5,000

pounds now my subject today is not

actually your typical wildlife subject

and because in this bear had a load of

cows of just tender but they’re letting

me try out the crazy frame rate of this

camera which you can hear it

is pretty fast and that’s what this

flagship is actually famous for now

personally I don’t really think just

that framerate would justify such a high

cost and but one thing I actually really

did enjoy using this camera today was

its insanely good ISO capabilities now I

was in a woodland area in some shape and

I was happily firing off shots at ISO

6400 and I would have even pushed it

higher if I needed to and and as a

wildlife photographer when you’re doing

a lot of low-light imagery that’s

definitely a very very attractive point

but I’ve gotta say that Canon 5d Mark 4

is is a strong favor at the moment

because even though it’s a bit slower

I mean it’s seven frames a second so

actually it’s quite a lot slower and but

you have 13 megapixels versus the 20

megapixels here and and I’m a bit of a

stickler for being able to shoot at a

high resolution I quite like if I nail

the shot to know that I’ve got as many

megapixels as possible and yeah okay

maybe it’s ISO handling isn’t as good

but it is about three thousand pound

versus five thousand pounds so it’s

something to think about when you’re

making that choice after some more

testing it was time for us to compare

our cameras so we’ve just got back from

a long day shooting with all the kit

it’s been pretty hot actually and

considering between us we’ve got about

six DSLR cameras and also a video camera

it’s been pretty heavy as well pretty

heavy

indeed yeah but how have you found the

kits um I’m very excited about day fifty

yeah I really am so all my life I’ve got

experience at the d7000 range the d300s

render d500 range and it’s kind of

bought together like a perfect storm of

all of my favourite features and more

it’s been absolutely fantastic I mean

you know it’s it’s it’s it’s almost

strange because it almost feels like

these kind of full-frame cameras in the

past and it won’t have released have

been more like studio based landscape

based cameras and with this they’ve also

bought in you know high frames per

second you know great ISO capabilities

which kind of is like a nature

photographers dream and so it’s yeah

it’s just really exciting I think I have

to rethink they’re they’re kind of you

know my current range of cameras them up

to Portland you know fall into eight

into the da fifties fear

soon what did you find for me with the

cannon kit I think you’ve kind of hit

the nail on the head

the nickens brought out a great camera

that is this bridging together all of

these high end high frame rate but also

high resolution cameras yeah I think

with Canon the I mean the D 850 is a

very new camera but with Canon at the

moment and feel like I have to

compromise between the 1dx markii all

the 5d Mark 4 and for me I shoot day

today with the Canon 5d Mark 4 and yeah

I think having used the 1 DX it’s great

it shoots 14 frames a second so it

Lexa’s but I don’t think it’s overly

that necessary yeah even though it is

great I think I would personally still

stick with the 5d Mark 4 and the 1 DX

does have fantastic I asked ISO

capabilities and and we definitely saw

that shooting some stuff in the shades I

mean I said earlier I was at ISO 6400 mm

happily and I would probably go further

in low-light and I do tend to do a lot

of low life stuff as well but it’s it’s

it’s amazing that these ISO capabilities

as a lot of talk about can open up so

many doors

you know like rainforest shooting I kind

of feel like today I can now conquer a

rain for us in any lie and get any shot

I wanted which is which is just not a

rainfall was also like a normal for us

you know it’s it just opens up so many

new opportunities is great and you shot

to promote it 40 megapixels at the same

time but I’m finally my second say

exactly the the entry-level cameras

there I’ve been interested to know what

your thoughts were because there’s going

to be a lot of people watching here

maybe don’t want to spend five thousand

pounds on a high end you can save so

much money getting the d7000 D 7,500

yeah it does everything that you wanted

to do I mean it doesn’t do the

fantastically doesn’t all good enough so

if you as a wildlife photographer had

and you even doing photography by the

lens but if you if you had to swap out

your kit you’ve got now and used the D

7,500 do you think you would miss

anything massive in your day-to-day

working

I mean I’ve missed that 10 frames a

second when I’m shooting birds in flight

but that’s not all that all the time

ISO capabilities have probably been the

main thing

you know you can shoot stuff in

low-light even with pretty bad ISO

capabilities you can just bring it down

you kind of got to hope that animal

doesn’t move too much which isn’t ideal

pretty missed out the most York to focus

tracking is well go back to birds in

flight it’s got a few of focus points

did he send possibly one just got I

believe in the 50s as a post into the

one 50s which the D 850 and the T 500

both have so you know kind of missed

that flexibility when trying to shoot

action shots so what about the a TD it

must be in a pretty similar story with

that yeah so day to day is definitely

the equivalent of the d7000 504 cannon

and and it’s it’s got a pretty solid AF

system as well it’s got 45 cross type AF

points cool I didn’t find any massive

issues tracking I mean and they the 1 DX

marked here in the 5d mark for both have

61 points okay and so they’ve both got

much stronger focus systems but between

them there isn’t really that much and

the ATD it’s a solid little camera and

one of the features actually the A to D

there I know all of the neck ons we’ve

been trying out today have it is that

tilting screen on the back mmm oh yeah

I’ve missed I’ve really missed that in

the 5d yeah and so you’ve obviously

experienced both the cropped sensor and

the full-frame sensor as I have today

what Bobby your thoughts on both of them

how do they compare and trust I think

I’ve always sworn by full-frame sensors

oh I know yeah that’s all like a shot

with four years and I don’t think I’ve

actually really used a crop sensor

probably for getting on for six seven

years now yeah okay but when we were

shooting flamingos today hmm there was a

big crowd of them and I was finding on

the full frame as using a hundred to

four hundred millimeter lens from Canon

and I was finding on the full frame that

I just wanted to go that a little bit

closer just to try and fill the frame

with bodies and and some of the

flamingos heads and I found myself

getting rid of the 5d and putting on the

a TD and that wasn’t just because I was

testing it that was that was genuinely

me thinking you know actually this is

more appropriate for this job I wouldn’t

say that’s a massive benefit though

because with the full-frame stuff you

can just do that it’s just essentially

cropping into the sensor which you could

do a post you know it saves you a bit of

time not to do that but that is an

option yeah

although obvious

then you’ve got the consideration that

if you’re going to find yourself

cropping in all the time hmm you may as

well not spend the extra thousand two

thousand pound a full-frame sensor if

you can get rid of those pixels I think

the message today really and what we

found and I think probably already I

thought yeah was that the professional

but mid-ground cameras like the 5d Mark

four and now the da fifty although that

is kind of in its own weird class yeah

but they are the clear favourites for us

and I think that unless you really

really want that 14 frames a second on

the 1 DX and you really want to be

shooting an incredibly low light for me

shooting with the 5d Mark 4 might be a

bit of a compromise in some situations

where you find that you have to slow

shutter to be down a little bit because

we can’t push the ice up as high as the

1 DX Marty but I don’t think there’s

been more than a couple of occasions in

my whole career as a wildlife

photographer where I’ve really wanted

that 14 frames a second that is so good

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How to take photos from Sony Alpha 7 to camera?

HI i am kunalverma I’m gonna show you guys how I shoot photos of myself but one of the reasons that I bought my first camera was because I wanted to get better photos of myself to post on social media you quickly realized that when you’re the one with the camera you actually end up taking photos of other people way more than you end up getting good photos of yourself so along the way I figured out a way that works for me to take more photos of me hopefully this way is helpful for you but there are a couple other ways that I’ll try to explain as I go the way that I’ve found easiest to take photos of myself will work with most modern cameras and that’s to connect your camera to an app in your cell phone like I said as long as you’ve got a fairly modern camera most of these companies are now making some kind of an app that will connect to your camera and allow you to monitor what you’re seeing and take the photo from your phone that being said most of the apps that I’ve used to try and do this are not exactly user-friendly there might be a little bit of fighting to get it connected you might lose some functionality that you normally have when you’re taking photos it’s all a bit of a game of give and take here’s what we’re gonna be shooting on today now first things first we’re gonna need a tripod and that should be pretty obvious because if you’re not holding the camera who is in this specific case I’m using my older tripod because I’m currently using my new one to film this obviously we’re gonna need the camera I’ve got the a7 three here I guess I can take this off because I am no longer vlogging with it I’ve switched over to the a 6400 for video so we’ve got the a7 3 and we’re gonna be trying out the ville trucks 85 millimeter F 1 point 8 I have tried this on my a 6500 but I haven’t tried it since I bought a full-frame camera slap this guy on the tripod and we’re ready to go so first and fore most I like to just set up my shot and make sure that I like it obviously there’s some people walking through it right now but that’s okay it’s feeling pretty good maybe we could move to the left and get this centered up a little better though that’s better so this is going to be a little bit different on every camera and the first way like I said is to connect to the phone so in the Sony cameras we’re gonna go into the menu I’m gonna go up to the top go over to the little world thing and go control with smart phone turn that on and hit connection now because I had previously been connected to this phone it automatically connected again but there will be some kind of a Wi-Fi password or QR code that you can scan or you can use the NFC I believe it’s called and scan that there will be a bunch of different ways that you can connect like I said in this case because I was previously connected it knew to reconnect so as you can see here I’ve got mirroring displays interesting how different the color is in each of them so now that I’m connected I’m gonna keep an eye on my phone and I’m gonna go st and in front so the first round is generally just me checking to make sure that once it gets focused on me that I s till like the composition and everything in this case I do think it’s looking pretty good I like that you can still see a little bit of the bridge although may be F 1.8 is a little too blurry in the background let’s try f28 and then I’m gonna have to crank up my ISO a little bit get my exposure proper let’s go hang out back in front again there’s the f18 shot and the f28 shot and generally I’m pretty happy with how that’s looking so now it would just be a matter of going out in front of the camera trying a bunch of different poses holding a camera or something to give it more interest in the shot this isn’t a particularly interesting shot inherently but I think it’s looking pretty decent and of course because we’re all on Instagram nowadays let’s flip that sideways and do a couple more one other thing to note is that I personally like to shoot portraits at at least 1/100 of a second if not 1 125 or more the reason for that is because all of the little tiny movements that your model is making are going to affect how sharp your shot is so if you’re looking to get sharper portraits make sure you’re shooting at a fast enough shutter speed I am losing my light real fast but before I get on to telling you an alternate way that you can also take photos of yourself I want to talk about today’s sponsor so you’ve taken a bunch of photos of yourself maybe you’ve made some presets you want to put them up on your website but you don’t know how to build a website you need to make a logo you got to do all sorts of stuff to get this stuff out there on the internet and you might not know how to do that this is where Fiverr comes in Fiverr empowers the creative community by connecting you with freelancers who can take care of some of those things that you might not want to or know how to do Fiverr has that talent on the website and they can connect you instantly literally you can go on there and find so much and all you have to do is click a button and you’ll have an order made there are different options for all sorts of budgets and all sorts of projects so use that link in the description to go check out my custom curated Fiverr store see some of the people that I recommend some of the people that I’ve worked with in the past and if you’d like to see something else on my store make sure to hit me up thank you to Fiverr for sponsoring this video now back to being vain and taking photos of our selves oh man it’s starting to get dark let’s crank this up I tried to catch Golden Hour but it just went from like bright to dark so personally I think connecting to the app even though it has its disadvantages and it can be a little bit glitchy at times is probably the easiest way for me to take photos of myself but there is an alternative that I also recommend and that’s by using an interval timer now again this might be something that’s built into your camera the newer Sony cameras all have interval timers the old ones had the PlayMemories app where you could get an interval timer but you can also buy one to plug into your camera I will leave a link in the description and you can go find one from there so let me see if I can show you how to make that happen now again this might be different on your camera but I’ll show you it’s in the first menu on the fourth page we’re gonna go to interval shooting function I’m gonna go to interval shooting turn it on we’re gonna take one every let’s say yeah three seconds should be okay we’re gonna wait for 10 seconds to get in place the number of shots we’re gonna take is 10 now one of the catches with interval shooting is that depending on what your camera is it’s going to be different as far as how the autofocus works in this case I’ve never had good luck getting the interval shooter to autofocus in between shots so what I’m gonna have to do this time is actually set a manual focus point and just try and stick with it now especially at F 1.8 this is going to be a little difficult but what I’m gonna do is go set my backpack out where I’m gonna stand and then focus on that I’m gonna say a little prayer and go stand where I was these are super moody mostly because it’s starting to get so dark out here that you get the best photo written by kunal verma 500EXPOSURE.COM

How to upload photos in world wide street photography?

HI, i am kunal verma in this blog i tell you point of view video coming back been a

few months we use it in the 10 to 22

Canon a CD or at Tower Bridge let’s see

what happen s

um I’m going for the classic that was a

bit boring oh oh oh

Chudley stop it late second shot in P

 check this out oh yeah I like Chang oh

he’s too good he’s too good for this

make him stop

you got your prism on yeah on the red oh

yes see what we could do with this never

use this in my life

will it work in this light

 I don’t know what’s going on this is

weird what you all define it yeah come

 on no  put it right no I know that

sometimes you can catch the Sun like the

 light there yeah and it’ll create a

thing focus on us it’s a selfie she’s in

just a nice little portrait Pete three

two one boom I mean I know it’s the most

tourist photo you could possibly ever

get of Tower Bridge but I’ve done anyway

reckon there’s something

ooh I just got a banger eat tapas in can

I get a single please mate

I saw I then don’t worry about it I

 wanted

unlucky that was right damn it there’s

something here what we’re saying this

might be too wide

what about shooting through and three

two one no weird if you do that left  their kicks over and then tilt it out

on that one that glass there

I didn’t really work poured the water on

there and it’s not really the photo I

was after I got the big fat shot all

right the Sun came out ruined it

big fat shadow no good

 or sweat now there’s something here Pete

you know what Apple should shoot at f/11

oh I’ll get crop in a little bit drink

don’t let the framing boom frame it yeah

there is a frame that’s it let’s go

yeah GoPro so this is filming me taking

the photos so you can see like a

 behind-the-scenes of how it’s done and

all that see you guys right what I

 prefer for this 11780 do you want to

 capture the blue skies yeah I’m

highlighting for the highlights expose

him for I need to expose for the

highlights Oh shot there boy s

and snap all this wide lens my it

 just gets everything this wide

and what these bridges is this to

 connect creepy little all way what

we’re saying don’t know what this is a

 photo of what we’re taking anyway

 boom oh definitely something here kind

of like that framing f12 exposed to the

 highlights three two one Oh being is a

frame air with these with these white

railings oh yeah there’s definitely

something here what about I mean I don’t

it’s not my usual type of photography

 boom

 but we’re taking anyway no

experiment with the environment gonna

monsoon

 now this video is just gonna be

point-of-view photography of Tower

Bridge that’s all this is how many

photos can Mike take of Tower Bridge

 before it gets ridiculously boring

 that’s what this video is

no I don’t like that

 let’s keep going call low f-stop highest

 Shore speed leading lines tower bridge

 three two one

 don’t like the biker s

I don’t want the bikes in it’d be nice

if there’s no cars as well but I’ve ever

pinned coming just trying to play around

with the leaving lunge get out their

leader I don’t know man chuckling

oh all right we’re getting there this is

wide enough

oh don’t like the cars in it what we’ll

do a bit boom

hard to know that I what’s going on

these photos are for in these these are

boring they these I just don’t know

anymore

I’m gonna take a photo some stuff I what

you thinking you want to go down that

bear I think I think it’s too bright out

to get anything good I’m kunal verma

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how to become freelance photographer for beginners

Add title how to become freelance photographer for beginners HI, I AM kunal today I told you how do I get started with photography what equipment do I need how do I edit what editing system is it worth it to get this I’m going to answer all those questions right now I have made so many lists and I’m also going to be making how to start like a freelancing career in art but today we are going to do how to get into photography and where to start and how to go from there I’ll be giving you tips and tricks that I use in my photos so hopefully you will get somewhere with this but we’re going to get right into it because it’s going to take a damn long time so the first thing is what is your motive you have to ask yourself before starting anything before getting any equipment before getting any editing stuff for shooting what is your motive for wanting to start photography and this is an important one to ask yourself because if your intention for photography is to only use it for likes and retweets on Instagram and Twitter and reblogs on tumblr that is an empty motive don’t do photography for that reason because the reason you want to do photography is to sorry this sounds like so pretentious like embrace art and just like be creative and it just makes me really sad when all people do is like care about legs or just numbers like who cares have to ask yourself what the motive is and if the reason that you want to do photography is you want to do it for yourself um then we can continue now you have your mode down now we need equipment this is a huge part of photography and the biggest thing I’m gonna say is before you buy anything before you buy anything please do your research not just like the research from this video do your own research read reviews and look at example photos from all the cameras I wrote down here save money for better quality equipment instead of buying a lot of cheap stuff it’s better to have one really great lens that cost a lot of money as opposed to five mini lenses that are like really really shitty just know that photography can really get expensive depending on how much you ten intend to pursue it it can get pretty expensive just so you know I’m really only going to be talking about Canon and Nikon cameras I know that Sony has cameras and stuff but I’m particularly owned and have only owned Canon cameras so all of the Nikon lenses and cameras that I’m going to be mentioning my boyfriend recommends and he is a Nikon person and he knows a lot about nikons and a lot about cameras so trust just what I’m saying so obviously DSLRs are a big thing in the photography world and if you want to have like nice crisp sharp images and you want control over how your images are going to look you’re going to want a DSLR so there are differences between full-frame cameras and crop sensor cameras and you’re going to want to do your research on that I’m not going to go into technical detail but a few Canon DSLRs that I recommend for beginners are the t3i t4i t5i I currently have the t4 I’ve had it since it came out just really great for a beginner because it’s a lot cheaper and um if you’re also a youtuber you’re into video the t4 eyes and like the TI series it’s nice because it has video as well for a Nikon what my boyfriend recommended was D 3200 the D 3300 the D 5300 the D 5400 and the D 5500 so what you want to do when you have a camera and even before you like invest in buying camera is you want to become familiar with the settings and you’re going to want to learn your camera inside out on manual setting you’re going to want to learn how to use the shutter speed and aperture ISO white balance all those things are absolutely essential don’t shoot on auto I hate I absolutely hate when people buy fancy ass and they only use it on because what’s the point like your cameras doing everything you’re not going to get the best results you want unless you’re doing it all manual yourself I’m not going to go into details about what shutter speed is what aperture is what ISO is do your own research on that because otherwise this video would take 400 million years and if you don’t want to use your DSLR you can always use your phone if you want I know a lot of people use iPhone 6 iPhone 6 has like good camera quality but if you are going to use a phone instead of like a DSLR or fancy camera you just have to pay extra attention because it’s on your phone and there’s not like a lot you can do I don’t know like I said manual on a DSLR is like the best quality you’re going to get lenses and this is probably the most like detailed thing I would say it depends what you want to get into I personally importunate photographers so I will tell you the lenses that I use and why I use them so when you’re looking online for Canon lenses you’re going to see EF or e F – s and what that means is EF is full frame for a full frame camera and EFS is for a crop sensor and if you’re looking for Nikon lenses DX is cropped and FX is full like DX is for cropped sensor cameras and then FX is for full frame camera so you don’t want any full-frame camera lenses unless you have a full-frame camera so I only use two lenses for my camera not only because lenses are so expensive but just because it’s really all I need sorry I keep labeling this so I mainly for the first two years of my photography experience I’ve only used a 50 millimeter lens with aperture of what is it 8 1.8 and then I recently bought a pancake lens which is the 24 millimeter 2.8 and there are advantages and disadvantages of using the 50 millimeter and the 24 millimeter a pro would be that it looks extremely like cinematic and like I’m currently using a 24 millimeter it’s nice and wide and aperture gets down to 2.8 so that means the depth of field is very nice and that’s what you want for portraiture you don’t want like an f-stop of five point six I’ll get into that a really big deal with 50 millimeter 24 millimeter is that it’s a fixed focal length lens so that means you can’t zoom in and out usually when this is a problem is when you have this fixed focal length and sometimes you can’t get further back from your subject so you’re kind of stuck in the situation where you can’t zoom so you kind of just have to work with what you have but as a big tip that I’d get for you is don’t use the kit lenses that go with your camera like if you buy of camera body and lens it’s going to come with an eighteen fifty five millimeter lens and don’t use that kind of like anything it’s not good for anything I promise you that aperture only gets down to five point six and that doesn’t do anything for depth of field and if you’re trying to take portraits with it your portraits are gonna look hella boring I’m telling you right now so now on to extra things that you don’t need but I mean they’re good to have tripods are good for stabilizing you know your camera usually if you want to do like long exposures it’s especially nice if you are doing self-portraits I personally don’t have a nice tripod I have a $25.00 I bought off of Amazon and it’s like anything that holds my camera on cool hwhip and you’re gonna want memory cards I suggest 32 gigabyte or 64 gigabyte if you can I would get 64 gigabyte because photos files just get very large especially if you’re shooting raw which I’ll get into that and why you need to shoot RAW but it just takes up so much space and it’s better to have more space than to run out like mid shoe and then a camera remote I actually use my camera remote a lot because like I said the good thing about having a tripod is you can take pictures of yourself and there’s a timer setting on your camera so you can just set it and turn on the remote and you click from far away and you can do that without pressing the shutter okay so now you have all your camera equipment down but what about editing of course so for editing you’re definitely going to want external hard drive I’d say at the beginning you don’t have to have an external hard drive because I mean sometimes external hard drives can be very expensive so I’d understand if it’s late not and everyone’s budget but I think eventually you’re going to want one I have one because I keep my Lightroom catalog on it because it’s constantly growing also yeah it’s very important for cataloguing your photos and organizing them and if your collection is going to continue to grow with photos then you’re going to want some space some extra space to store it because I know my laptop only has 254 256 q bytes and that’s like not enough man so the two editing software’s that I recommend are Lightroom and Photoshop I use Lightroom pretty much all the time 90% of the time I will take it into Photoshop if I am doing like conceptual stuff and I need like to do some manipulation what’s good with Lightroom is that it organizes your files and you can tag them color code them filter them and you can create presets which is my biggest thing I am super lazy so I like to create one style first set and then make a new preset and apply it to all the images in that series and then Photoshop is more for like heavy-duty editing Spot Healing clone collaging all that good stuff there is a photography package that you can get from Adobe where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $10 a month or you can get Creative Cloud which is a little bit more expensive but you get the Adobe suite which is like illustrator Photoshop Lightroom Premiere Pro all that stuff for $50 a month okay so you have all your equipment you have your camera you have your tripods you have your editing equipment so um what do you want to shoot well my biggest thing is just ask yourself what you are interested in is that people in nature architecture food anything that interests you take pictures of it if you’re interested in people and you can’t find anyone to model for you this is like a big thing especially because I don’t have friends model for yourself like be your own model that’s why tripods and come in handy and now I have photo tips for you because of course of iographer is going to share her photo secrets earlier I mentioned raw which is a file format and then there’s also JPEG which you’re probably more familiar with so it’s raw or JPEG I can set these settings in your camera whether you want your camera to record images as RAW files or JPEGs and you’re going to want RAW files which ultimately means that you’re going to have bigger files but the pro the big Pro is that there’s not going to be any compression in your photos so it’s going to save all of the information of that photograph at the time you captured it in that file as opposed to JPEGs that compress your file and you lose a lot of detail in memory this is also going to be kind of a me roasting myself and my past self with photography because I’m going to be showing you what not to do with photography pay attention to composition composition is absolutely probably the most important thing because editing of course I get something’s underexposed or overexposed when you take it you can always edit it but you can’t fix composition don’t crop it joints so it just makes it really awkward if you kind of crop out like at ankles or this is not angle if you crop out at risk or ankles or anything is just it’s a like a photography know now it doesn’t look good for compositions don’t do it try to avoid it I think if you do look back on your photos and you realize you’re cropped at a joint crop it in Photoshop or Lightroom to make it so like a new crop at a wrist crop it so it’s like up here and it’s like not as awkward no cramming you don’t want like a head to toe kind of shot if you’re getting like a full outfit you’re going to want to step back allow enough Headroom on the top and especially if you have this subject that is kind of has their gaze going this way you don’t want to cut it and crop it right here you want to give like enough visual space so the thing is don’t Center the horizon just allow it to have more space at the top and if you don’t know what rule of thirds is it’s just splitting your composition into a grid and making sure that your subject isn’t centered to make it more visually appealing I honestly break rule of thirds all the time Bart rules are meant to be broken so do what you want I’d say a really important thing unless you can make it work and unless you’re like a pro photographer and you can make it work in editing like post-process don’t shoot in harsh sun or have harsh shadows on your subjects face it doesn’t look pretty it just it doesn’t do anything for your subject I would shoot when it’s cloudy and when it’s cold an hour that’s when the Sun is going to be like the softest and the most forgiving in your photos and also a pro tip that I learned for my boyfriend is shooting with your white balance on cloudy and this just gives everything a more warm like kind of tint to it and it’s pretty I would say set your camera to continuous shooting just so you get multiple shots at once this is great especially if you are us trying to take pictures of something that is moving very quickly and it’s good to have multiple shots of something in case you want to go back and say like oh I like this shot more than this shot it’s better to have so many pictures than to have that enough you know also keep taking photos of something until you’re happy with the outcome don’t just like say like oh I don’t like this like forget it let’s just stop keep changing your settings change your position change your composition until you like it don’t delete any photos don’t delete any photos until you put them in your computer and you decide whether or not you want to keep them or not I’m guilty of doing this I did this in the beginning of my photo career don’t do it because sometimes they’re salvageable in Photoshop don’t do it and just the biggest tip that I have if you’re starting with photography as cheesy as it is shoot every single day like you’re not going to get better unless you continue to practice with it and continue to like mess around with things mess around with your camera you’re not going to get better until you continue to shoot that being said I do have some photo book recommendations that you should check out if you want to like learn more about this I had two books right here but I actually have two that I don’t own the first book that I’d recommend to you if you’re a beginner is read this if you want to take great photograph written by kunal verma 500EXPOSURE.COM

the best camera for wildlife photography Sony Alpha 6600?

Hi  am kunal verma and i  am hear to tell you about  the body of alpha  6600 was a revolutionary   camera when it arrived three years ago tucked

inside that compact body with features market can touch it his success or the a 6600

few aps-c mirrorless cameras within body

stabilization and it now has auto focus tracking and other promising features however it still has the same old sensor as the last model to find out if he can break new ground like the a 6500 and leap ahead of the XP 3 let’s take it for

first time let’s look at the body I’m happy that Sony has increased the grip size it’s not only easier to grab it holds a much bigger Z battery that delivers 810 shots on a charge beating the xt3 and even the a7 3 the button and dial AO i hasn’t changed so there’s still no front dial or joystick and that’s inexcusable on a camera that’s expensive overall the ergonomics including the cameras awful menu system are subpar compared to the competition it still has a 5 axis in-body stabilization system that smooths out

video and lets you low-light it’s not quite as good as the a7 3 stabilizer but it’s very effective considering the smaller size its main rival the Fujifilm xt 3 doesn’t have that feature you’d think that on its aps-c flagship sony would have used a new sensor instead i was disappointed to see that hit it’s stuck with the same 24 point two megapixel chip on the last model it has terrible rolling shutter so it’s not good for action shooting an electronic shutter mode weirdly Sony makes the sensor used on the xt tree which doesn’t have that problem sadly there’s just a single memory card slot and worse it’s SD UHS one that’s another huge fault with this camera compared to the XT 3 and it’s gonna slow you down for action shooting the 2.3 6 million

dot OLED electronic viewfinder is the same as before and is yet again outclassed by the high res EVF on the XT 3 as for the rear display it now tilts up so you can use it for vlogging I prefer it to the tilt down screen on Nikon G 50 but you’ll need the optional $99 remote tripod to attach an external microphone the a 6600 only has a micro USB and no USB C port but at least it now has a headphone jack that the tilting screen would make it an ideal of vlogging camera except for a major problem that we’ll get to shortly

the shooting and autofocus performance is where this camera excels you can hit speeds up to 11 frames per second with the mechanical shutter which is fast but a bit slower than canons m6 mark 2 the xt3 meanwhile can hit 20 frames per second in electronic shutter mode however the a66 hundreds auto focus tracking in continuous mode is more accurate than those models it now has four hundred and twenty five phase and contrast to tech AF points plus a eye tracking powered by the bonds X image processor if you use the tracking either with or without face and eye detection Sony’s system is untouchable it stays locked on your subject with no lag delivering sharp shots in nearly any

situation because the ACC 600 uses slow uhs-1 cards though it takes ages for the buffer to clear and it doesn’t have a blackout free EVF like the xt 3 which can make it hard to follow action overall in shooting both animals and humans in the action and slower settings I rarely ended up with an O to focus shop particularly in the subjects eyes that’s all we can really ask for isn’t it well the sensor is unchanged a new processor helps it deliver sharper and more natural images whether shooting action street shots landscapes or night scenes it delivered rich colors natural skin tones and crisp details the a 6600 is the best low-light aps-c camera with

usable shots up to ISO 12800 and beyond when shooting 14 bit RAW files in low-light you’ll be able to find detail in highlights and shadows that aren’t there on other cameras all that said the XT 3 has more resolution and delivers sharper shots sony has a mature lineup

of email lenses including the latest 16 to 55 millimeter F 2.8 model I use to take the majority of these photos Canon and Nikon can’t match it only Fujifilm

measures up in the aps-c Department plus if you have a full-frame Sony a7 camera or lenses they’re fully compatible the biggest issue with the camera is bad rolling shutter because of that you can’t really use the electronic shutter for action unless you want terrible skew the a 6600 is acceptable for video but nothing more quality is good with crisp at full sensor detail and accurate colors however you don’t have as many options during the because of the low bit rates and lack of 10-bit output it’s a decent vlogging and general video camera thanks to the flip up screen and headphone output auto focus is also a strong point especially in face detection mode though it’s not quite as reliable as canons dual pixel system however you really have to be careful of the rolling shutter which can create a lot of jello effect Fuji films xt3 is better in that regard and canons and 62 can they’ll focus more often if you are looking for a mirrorless

camera three years ago the a 6500 was the best option hands down now I’m not so sure there’s no question that this camera can nail auto focus in just about any situation and give you natural colors and sharp detail that’s where it really excels however the sensor is showing its age and can’t keep up to  xt3 in terms of image quality and rolling shutter I also wish it had two faster card slots and more advanced 4k options if you’re looking to spend $1400 I’d get the XT 3 instead as it’s a better all-around camera if it’s resolution you need take a look at canons m6 mark 2 which is cheaper and can also shoot faster unfortunately the sony 866 hundred doesn’t live up to the standards set by

its predecessor and the incredible

full-frame a 6600 thank you for like this blog post

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How to get portrait pictures background black and white on realme x2 Pro?

HI I am kunal verma and i am giving you the pro tips for real me x2 pro so from now we’re going to go ahead and test out the full cameras on the back as well as the selfie cam speaking about specs we have a main 64 megapixel cam is a Samsung GW one sensor with an aperture of f-18s can be bind down to 16 megapixels for a more detailed shot we have an 8 megapixel ultra wide camera with 115 degree field of view a telephoto lens which is packed with 13 megapixels and 2 times optical and five times hybrid zoom a depth sensor with 2 megapixels and a selfie camera which is 16 megapixels this all seems great on paper I cannot wait to show you guys the samples that I have taken recently guys this is Technic and let’s dive straight into the real me x2 Pro in depth camera review so as you guys have requested I’m going to start with ultra wide and then go into the main 64 megapixel camera then into the 16 megapixel bin pic and then 2 times optical telephoto and five times hybrid using the telephoto lens as well ultra wide looks really good and then hundred and 15 a field of view is not the widest but things look really good as opposed to other ultra lights the telephoto looks pretty good and the 64 mega pixel looks really great such as in this scene but I think that the colors pop a little bit more with the bin shot of 16 megapixels 2 times optical looks great though things are a little bit fuzzy when it comes to 5 times hybrid we do have 10 times digital and 20 times digital max zoom but we’ll get to that a little bit later on for now we’re gonna stick to the main cameras that we actually have on the back of the phone as you guys can see ultra wide over here going into that 64 mega pixel then the 16 megapixel bin looks a lot better 2 times optical looks really brilliant if you ask me five times hybrid is a nice option to have third is not the most detailed hybrid shot that I have seen on a phone before nevertheless this is a $400 phone and it is competing with other beasts out there and their new Shamim ECC 9 pro with a hundred and eight megapixel lens will soon be going up on my channel against this beast to see how different the 64 mega pixel 108 megapixel and 48 megapixel on the one plus 7t. Actually stand up against each other to see if megapixels actually do matter and if you ask me the reason why there have been shots is because megapixels Matt it’s about the detail that matter and talking about detail the sixty-four megapixels shot looks really good actually so similar to the bin shots the bin looks like the color pops a little bit more but I do think that the sixty four megapixel snap-on yeah looks even be better than the vivo next 3-5 g that I recently took which has the exact same camera two times optical looks pretty good this is outside my apartment block window over here ten times digital and twenty times digital don’t look too good but at least we have quite a far reach when it comes to zooming in as you guys can see the bin shot looks really great here two times optical looks really good no loss in detail there I do think that the fire five times Hybrid loses a lot of detail but not quite as much as the 20 times digital though at least we can still see text. sometimes the sixty-four megapixel main camera is a bit fuzzy though so you have to be really gentle with it when you are holding it because there is a lack of optical image stabilization here going into that twenty times we lose that stabilization so things do naturally become a bit fuzzy and when taking a picture of me Over here things look pretty good even in ultra wide the bin looks the best if you ask me the portrait looks absolutely phenomenal with no edge detection whats ever and the same can be said of taking portrait shots with an object such as my scooter over here it does an absolute superb job here is another little statue over here using portrait which we’ll get to now in a second and as I say guys it looks really really good and really natural here is another picture over here of more statues and I do think that things look really great when it comes to their portrait effect as you can see with the boy and the dog there now I do think that the 16 megapixel bin shot looks a lot better when taking a picture of a flower up close and using the portrait effect it doesn’t look the best when taking a picture of a flower but better than a lot of the others macro mode looks absolutely awesome so we’re showing the normal one and then macro and now we’re going into indoor pix over here so we have night mode or over here and night mode on on the 16 megapixel burned we cannot use night mode with 64 megapixel camera and when we go onto two times or five times when we shoot on two night mode it actually uses the main camera instead of the telephoto camera so we actually get a loss of detail when using night mode when going into two times or five times as you guys can see over here we’re losing the detail with five times going into night mode and things are a little bit brighter but we lose a lot of the details since we are not using the actual telephoto lens now moving on to night pictures over here do you think that it’s quite the opposite though it is pretty similar with the fact that we do not get to use the telephoto lens when zooming in the things look a lot brighter using the normal 16 megapixel bin shot and we can use ultra wide at night – meaning that we can actually turn ultra white night mode on when taking an ultra wide picture and things look really good I must say it looks a little bit better they’re not streaks better than the original photo taken that being said I think that the main lens taking the photo with night mode off looks really good and I think that having night mode on actually just kind of rounds the shot off and takes away a lot of the fuzziness and makes things look a lot more clear I actually look more for that in a camera using night mode than brightening up the shot. because I think it is more about capturing the detail than the actual light and as you guys can see over here with this shot you can see exactly what I’m talking about now that same picture that I took outside during the day earlier I’m taking the same picture at night and things don’t look too good with night mode off or on and sometimes when zooming in you guys can see that we use a lot of the detail when we turn night mode on as you can see that fuzziness is absolutely terrible but things were really dark there now moving on to night mode off to on over here taking a picture of the signboard on the streets things look a little bit better but once again a little bit fuzzy so we get the details but we get a little bit of fuzziness when turning night mode on as you guys can see over there we actually lose a little bit of the detail in the text now ultra-wide with my mode or fan on shooting over the lights gives it this really awesome effect over there though I don’t think it is the best effect I’ve seen using a night mode shot but it looks a hell of a lot better than when night mode is fourth though sometimes taking a picture of a light at night with five timers makes it go a bit of a different color now moving on to video over here we do have 4k 60 frames per second and this is shot at raw because this is a 4k video things are actually really stable because there is absolutely no stabilization I am impressed there is no oh is over here and things are very very stable guys I must say 4k looks really good but when you get a little bit of too much sunlight and it kind of ruins the video footage moving on to full HD 60fps much can be the same but this is upscale since this is a 4k clip so this is a 1080p video up scale to 4k and things look really good though I must say that we haven’t lost a lot of the detail though the stabilization seems to be pretty similar to that 4k shots and once again the light coming in from the god rays from the Sun do kind of ruin the video quality just a tad now when we come into ultra wide things aren’t as stable anymore that E is the electronic image stabilization is pretty much gone and the 30 frames a second is what we are cap to when filming ultra wide over here so we cannot use 4k 60 or full HD 60 at an ultra wide method so we are kept to 30 other things look pretty good and the wide feature looks 2d sense I must say better than other ultralights that I’ve seen and when we do go into one times using 30 things look just as clear as Full HD 60 telephoto we can actually jump into two times and 5 times hybrid on 4k full HD 60 or 30 FPS which is really great now this is 4k riding on the scooter and now full HD riding on the scooter and as I was mentioning earlier guys the sun-god rays actually ruined the shot and going back against the Sun over here with the Sun behind us you don’t see that lens flare which is really good to see so make sure you keep the Sun behind you we also have slow motion at HD which is 720p at 960 FPS which the quality does not look that great but the slo-mo is pretty good and we also have an option of 480 fps but also capture 720p this would have been nice to be in full HD but the one that we do have our full HD is fortunately and unfortunately 240 FPS third is not that slow the quality looks a hell of a lot better than the previous two though it is not that slow as I mentioned before it still looks just great now we’re going to move on to video footage at night and 4k 60fps doesn’t look too bad though I do think that lights kind of affect the lenses quite a bit e specially when recording at night as you guys can see things are quite a bit blown up the same can be said with Full HD 1080p at 60 frames per second at least things are smooth here but I cannot say that this is the best footage that I have seen when taking video during the evening when it comes to ultra wide it is absolute garbage taking a video at night I don’t recommend that you guys take ultra wide videos at night if you do plan on picking up this phone when it releases in your country it looks really really shoddy when it comes to the selfie camera we have a 16 megapixel camera and I must say that the portraits don’t look perfect you can see a bit of edge detection there and it blows things out a bit too much in the background though you can adjust doesn’t look terrible and I think that it picks up a lot of detail on my face especially with my facial hair and things look really good and really sharp e specially when taking pictures with two people it keeps portrait mode looking nice and sharp at night things don’t look too good and we do have option for portrait mode as well but there is no night mode and let’s jump into video what’s up guys this is technique s hooting a front-facing video on the real me x2 pro this is capped at 30 frames per second and also limited to just 1080p let me know what you guys think of the quality as well as the mic quality – Cheers so let me know what you guys have thought about that footage during the day of full HD 30fps using the selfie cam and the evening footage over here as well as the mic test thank you for reading this blog written by kunal verma 500EXPOSURE.COM 

HOW TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

TO start street photography many of us using mobile camera now days and their lens and and camera are pritty good but to make you an advance level you have to start from dslr . I want to answer a question

that I’ve been asked many times and that

is where do you even start in street

photography like I want to do it now

but where do I start what do I do to

just get going

before begin let’s quickly identify what

street photography is overall and now

everyone’s got their own opinions but

just as a general overall what the

street photography actually mean to

avoid any confusion going forwards to me

simply means taking photos in an urban

environment of everything included

within that environment at a specific

moment in time therefore almost

documenting what that urban environment

looks like now in terms of styles there

are many different styles of street

photography ranging from really sort of

gritty black-and-white documentary type

stuff all the way to really clean you

know polished fine art type photography .

And in terms finding which style is

right for you to be honest that just

takes time and effort and you just need

to keep doing it and keep repeating keep

fine-tuning until you figure out what

works for you and just run with that and

the final most important point there are

some very opinionated people on the

internet who will tell you what street

photography is and why isn’t in their

opinion and if you don’t agree with them

they will bring you down they will tell

you you’re wrong just that they can

bring themselves up and make themselves

feel more important and like they know

what they’re talking about avoid those

people block them ignore them unfollow

them because you just don’t need that

especially when you’re starting out so

yeah just forget all of that and do what

you want to do

street photography is unpredictable but

you can literally go out right for 30

minutes and come home with five good

images also you can go out for five

hours and come back with nothing so

there’s really no sort of like direct

correlation with regards to time you put

in verses the results you get out

obviously the better you get the more

good results you will get but as an

overall yeah there’s no correlation to

put it further into perspective ask any

good photographer that you know online

whoever in street photography and

landscape photography anything where the

elements are out of your control and

they will tell you 12 good images a year

by good I mean images that you can put

in a gallery or you can print 12 of

those a year is a very very good result

and finally you re frame your mind and

your attitude towards street photography

or any photography in general so rather

than going out and putting the pressure

on yourself saying okay I need to come

back with these many photos just go out

for a nice walk okay and if you come

home some pictures it’s a bonus if you

don’t come home with any pictures well

guess what you’ve gone for a nice walk

you’ve done some exercise and you can

have a pizza or something now to

celebrate now let’s talk about some

boring stuff I’m not a lawyer this is

not legal advice this is just my opinion

for my research I’ve done I did do a

whole video about this separately. so off

link to below basically in the UK if

you’re on public land you can take

pictures of whatever you want if you’re

in private land in theory you need a

permit but to be able to view many

places in London they are private even

though they’re clearly like you’d think

a public like Canary Wharf in the lot

tourists go there so you can take photos

there in many cases you will be fine

just be ready to get hassled by security

if you turn up with a massive camera and

a gimbal and all that sort of stuff also

what you want to do with those photos

has a huge impact on what type of like a

permit you might need so for example if

you’re just putting on Instagram or in a

gallery or for artistic purposes you

don’t need anything really however if

you want to say

s treet photography even if it’s on

public land and there’s people you can

recognize or private property that you

can recognize such as buildings you

might need various model releases to be

able to use it commercially and that’s a

whole separate thing which I’m not going

to get into this video but it’s just

something to keep in mind now as for the

ethical side of stuff to be honest view

that really depends on your own sort of

morals and opinions now I personally do

is I don’t take any photos of people are

in vulnerable positions such as homeless

or disabled things like that also if I

have kids in my photos I make sure that

they’re hidden as in they’re hyper

selected or you can’t see their face

clearly and generally speaking I don’t

want anyone in my photo to look bad so

if I show my photo to someone they look

at my god that’s disgusting I kind of

failed now I know all of this content

really off-putting but honestly just

don’t overthink about it as long as you

don’t go into someone’s private property

start taking photos and then if they get

funny about it you get funny about it

you should be fine anyway in india within reason is not a problem and the

only time people really bother you is if

you’re like pointing your camera at you

know CCTV cameras in the big building or

the doors or anything like that

so as long as you use common sense you

wouldn’t have any problems so what about

if you get stopped you’re walking around

taking pictures it feels great and then

someone you took picture of or security

come up to you and be like what are you

doing what you do then and to be honest

with you this is one of the biggest

things that sort of prohibits people

from really diving into the genre

because they are not scared for their

like apprehensive about getting stopped

and to be honest with you. I completely

understand it because it can be quite

intimidating because yeah usually when

people stop you they are questioning you

as if you’re doing something wrong so

yeah I can definitely see how this

yeah how this can seem very intimidating

to start with so to put things into a

bit of perspective I’ve been doing the

street photography for quite a few years

okay and I’ve been going into rajasthan india at

least once a week and taking photos for

hours at a time and in all of that time

like tens or hundreds of thousands of

photos I’ve only been stopped three

times okay

and all those three times were by

security guards and not by just normal

members of the public

every time normal members of the public

did sort of look at me or cloth while I

was doing usually we’re just like a

s nice polite smile oh sorry I was in the

shot or hope it was a good shot so what

do you do if you do get stopped by a

normal member of the public if you’ve

taken that photo well generally speaking

just be really open be really honest

with them about what you’re doing you’re

a street photographer this is your hobby

you’re taking pictures of the city you

show them the picture you’ve taken of

them show them your work say your

Instagram quickly just to show them that

you know like some weirdo and in 99.9%

of cases they will be happy because

they’re like okay can using it for fun

and then I’ll go a step further and say

some what’s your email address that will

show into the user name I’ll send you

this photo once I’ve done with it and

then most people are coming to anyone in

their right mind you’ll be looking I

don’t want now and she get stopped by

security just be completely open and

honest with him say those are taking

pictures as a hobby I’m a street

photographer to take pictures around

india and that’s it and honestly 99.9%

of cases they will not bother you

anymore they might ask you look don’t

take pictures of the doors over there

don’t have pictures of the cameras over

there which is fair enough you know we

live in weird times

but yes seriously you have nothing to

worry about okay as long as your motives

are good okay as long as you’re not

trying to do something weird you haven’t

got anything to worry about

so this helicopters gained quite loud so

I’m probably gonna bugger off but

basically for this bit don’t let the

fear of someone stopping you stop you

from going out and taking pictures.

because in 99.9% of cases your

interactions will be positive and

chances are you will probably never even

get stopped

please remember there’s no such thing as

a bad light it’s just different light

which look different and create a

different result

obviously soft golden light that you

will get at sunrise or sunset will give

the most pleasing result overall however

don’t dismiss mid day harsh life because

if you expose all the harsh light you

can get some really nice abstract photos

with loads of deep black shadows and

really soft nice and bright highlights

in the same way don’t dismiss boring

cloudy days because you can use boring

cloudy days to create really soft moody

black-and-white photos as well as

any thing with skin tones so portraits

anything skin tone related will look

much better on a cloudy day because the

cloud is effectively a child softbox so

the takeaway here is go ahead and

there’s many different conditions as

possible find what you like the most and

then just focus on that but also don’t

forget to practice in urban lighting

conditions so that you can take photos

regardless of the lighting conditions

I’ve said no weather if you don’t

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subjects are a very personal thing and

can range from anything like an old

newspaper on a table all the way to a

cityscape everyone has their own

preferences for subjects and over time

you will as well now even though it’s

not for me to tell you what’s a good or

a bad subject what I can do is share my

approach and then you can make your own

conclusions as to why I’ve picked this

approach so I will photograph everything

that you would find in the city taxis

buses people buildings streets

newspapers literally everything and the

reason for that is quite simple I want

to document the city as a whole and not

just focus on one or two specific things

about that city so this is your first

time and you’re just starting out I

would actually recommend this approach

okay photograph everything okay if you

see something you think I want to take a

picture of it take a picture of it over

time what you’ll find is there’ll be

certain things that you gravitate to the

most so let’s say Street portraits you

might really enjoy doing and then maybe

focus just on that and honestly there is

something to be said for getting very

good at one specific type of street

photography rather than being like meat

of you know a bit of everything

as for compositions that’s an entire

topic in itself however for this video

let me just quickly give you three

things you can start using right away

the first one is the rule of thirds I’m

sure you’ve heard of it before basically

you take the frame split it into like

nine squares or rectangles and basically

whatever they crisscross which is in

third of the frame that’s when you want

to have your subject or a point of

interest the second thing is leaving

lines and leaving lines basically means

that whatever your subject is there is

something in the frame that would lead

the viewers attention to your subject so

for example in this frame that we’ve got

here that building is of slightly

pointing towards me leading sort of the

viewer towards me

finally is framing and framing is where

you take your subject and then you put

them within something else to capreit

therefore no driving your viewers

attention to that subject again if you

take this as an example I’ve got the

building there I’ve got a building there

that friends me because behind my head

is just kite

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the following two techniques are very

basic but they’re fantastic for starting

out and even at any level they work so

the first one is called phishing and as

name suggests you basically find the

composition in a particular location

where the light is good everything sort

of works and then you just wait for the

right subject to come into the frame

roughly where you want to be then fire

off a burst of images and then hopefully

there’s one there that you like this is

a very tried and tested method one thing

I’d say though is don’t hang around the

same area too long it looks a bit weird

and it’s a bit of a waste of time my

limit is about five to ten minutes

I mean if it’s really good I might stay

longer but if nothing has come through

I’ll use this my phone take a picture of

it now I’ve got the date at the time the

GPS coordinates and what it looks like

so that I could come back in the future

and see if I can get this photo again

the second technique involves having the

camera at just below chest level with

the screen filtered up so you can see

what’s happening then walking around the

scene looking down at the screen and

framing and taking photos the reason

this is such a good beginners method is

because it’s very easy to just blend in

like that because you just end up

looking at the tourists like you’re

taking a video no one really plays

attention people generally start paying

more attention when the camera is at eye

level so if you’re looking through the

viewfinder and obviously if you’re just

starting out that can be a bit

intimidating so if you use this method

like for the first few months until you

get really comfortable you’ll be off to

a very good start and finally let’s talk

about gear which is arguably everyone’s

favorite topic however for street

photography it’s actually the least

important thing unlike things like

I like things that wildlife photography

where you need a massive lens that’s

worth more than your house for street

photography you don’t really need that I

mean it’s a matter of fact you can get

away with using your phone obviously I

wouldn’t recommend it because

economically phones are not that

comfortable but basically you don’t need

a really fancy expensive camera and

there’s a matter of fact if you rock up

without an hour 1dx massive lens on

usually let stick out like a sore thumb

whereas you have like a really compact

camera some like when those repo

point-and-shoot cameras you’ll just

completely blend in so regarding lenses

you got two options you go zooms and

you’ve got Prime’s

now there are some people out there that

are very vocal about what is a street

photography lens my two cents and this

is this so first of all both are equally

as good as each other they just serve

different purposes the zoom lens will be

much better when you physically can’t

move yourself so let’s say if you’re in

the back of a taxi driving around the

city a zoom would be much better because

you physically can’t move as if you’re

walking around the city then the prime

is way better because you stay

incsonspicuous because it’s smaller and

lighter so it’s easier for you to carry

but also it forces you to move around

and by moving around you start looking

at different compositions and finding

different ways to compose the images

which will ultimately make you a better

photographer

writer , kunal verma
from 500 exposure.com