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LEARN THE ART OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Beautiful pictures are outcome from good photography. A good photographer is one who uses skills, techniques and amazing concepts in creating good aesthetic pictures. A good photographer is an embodiment of good photography. At Magnus Media, we have a amazing track record of training good photographers.

Being a good photographer is more than just mastering your camera or owning the best camera gear - say a Sony Alpha a7S III, Leica Q2, Canon 5D, Nikon or a Fujifilm X100V - and it’s instead about the inherent qualities that allow a photographer to see beauty in the most unexpected places and capture that beauty in a photograph.

So what makes a good photography? It depends on what photography niche you’re in. Every niche demands different desirable qualities - pet photographers need to know how to properly interact and connect with animals; sports photographers need to be quick, strong, and agile to get the best shots; and so on. At Magnus Media, we have outlined some must have qualities a photographer should possess in other to create good photography.

Creativity and Imagination

Photography, for all intents and purposes, is a form of art. Therefore, it requires a creative mind - and plenty of imagination. A good photographer must be able to look at something ordinary, or even extraordinary, and find a million different ways to interpret what he’s seeing and convey those interpretations in beautiful and meaningful photos.

As you may have already heard, composition is everything in photography. Even if you aren’t concerned about the artistic side of your craft, composition is still key in producing good photographs. Sure, some basic composition rules can guide you, but at the end of the day, creativity and imagination are the best guides for stellar compositions.

Passion

What sets a good photographer apart from the rest? Passion.

When you’re passionate about what you do, it will always shine through in your work. It takes a lot of time and effort to make it as a professional photographer, and the ones who do succeed and manage to make a name for themselves are those who are truly passionate about their craft.

Passion makes the photographer—it will always make you work a little harder, push a little farther, and strive to be better than you were the day before.

An Eye for Detail

A good photographer must have a very keen eye for detail to ensure that all elements within the photo - the lighting, the composition, the subject, and everything else in between - work together harmoniously to convey the right vision or message.

Key elements that make up a photograph:

Lighting

Composition

Storytelling

Emotion

Even the tiniest detail can make or break a photograph. So having an eye for detail, and being meticulous when scrutinizing every single element to ensure cohesiveness, is very important in producing the perfect photograph.