Digital Photography For Beginners - A Three Step Process For Taking Professional Looking Pictures

Do you feel like you are just starting out in digital photography? Are you not happy with the quality of your photos so far? It’s okay to be worried about it. You can solve this problem by following the same strategy professionals use every time they take a picture. This article will focus on a three-step plan that dramatically improves the quality of your pictures. It is possible to focus on the quality of your pictures instead of worrying about how they look. This could lead to happier customers. This would result in more satisfied customers and money over the long term. We will be focusing on…

The Essential Steps to Professionally Looking Photos

It is simple to explain the process, but it can be difficult to implement. This is especially true for beginners. You will improve your skills as you learn the basics. These are the three steps of this process:

1) Proper Focus
2) Proper Exposure
3) Proper Composition

Implementing Proper Picture Focus

Let’s all be on the same page when it comes to picture focal. We will define it as follows:

“The clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optic system”

This is technically defined and ever looked at a photograph that was not in focus? If this was part of the overall theme, it’s fine. If it wasn’t, it shows that the photographer isn’t skilled in photography. We want our photos to be sharp and in focus. This allows you to see the image clearly and communicate the theme.

Implementing Proper Exposure

Wikipedia defines picture exposure as follows


This is a common problem that amateur photographers face almost every day. It is easy to solve the problem of not having your subject lit in a way that complements the theme of your shot. If the photographer is aware of this, it is possible to solve it. This involves planning your lighting sources before you take the shot. This is part of the overall theme. There are exceptions, such as when you want to create shadows in your picture. This is done to complement the chosen theme. These “artifacts” may not be desired or planned by amateurs. Digital photography offers an iterative approach to lighting planning. You should mock up your final shot as closely as you can and make adjustments until you are satisfied with the exposure. This will make you and your subject happier and more satisfied.

Implementing Proper Picture Composition

Webster’s definition of “intermediate”:


There are no hard and fast rules to ensure your photos have great composition. To ensure that your pictures are in the right place, there are some guidelines you can use. This is more art than science, so you will develop a better understanding of it as you spend more time with it.

The “Rule of Thirds” should be your first rule of thumb. This principle is based upon the fact that our eyes are drawn to a point approximately two-thirds of the plane we’re looking at. Here, we will use a picture that is divided into nine parts to illustrate our point. This principle is applied to cropping pictures so that the main subject is at or near one of the nine intersection points discussed.

This rule applies to landscapes as well. The imaginary horizontal line, i.e., derived from the nine components of the picture, will be approximately two-thirds away from the bottom of the main focus is land or water. If the sky is the main focal point, then the imaginary horizontal will be approximately one-third above the bottom. The sky will fill in the rest of the picture.

The goal is to implement all three concepts that we have covered. This is how you learn the fundamentals of photography so that you can master more advanced techniques.

These are the four steps you need to take.

Step 1: Decide the central theme for your picture.
Step 2: Decide the type of shot that will give you the desired focus.
Step 3: Decide on the lighting plan to ensure the correct exposure.
Step 4: Take the shot that incorporates the Rule of Thirds while visually communicating the theme.

Implementation problems

Issue #1
Many amateur photographers have trouble with Step 1.

These three questions will help you quickly get over this.

Q1: What emotion do you want to convey?

Q2: What concept do you want to communicate?

Q3) Which lifestyle situation do you want to visually portray?

Issue #2
Another problem is trying to capture everything in one shot.

Try to express your subject in one sentence. This is a great way to overcome this problem. If your subject isn’t coherent, the chances are that you won’t be able to do this. That’s OK. This means that you must continue to work on the sentence until you have a focused, concise set of words that fully describe one central theme.

This article will show you how to make your photos look professional using the three concepts focus, exposure, and composition. You can make better use of your time with photography by following the steps. Your services will be more profitable as well as stock photo sites. You will find the strategy most effective if you are able to apply the concepts that we discussed. It will also be less effective if you are unable to implement one or more concepts.