3 Myths of Photography You Should not Believe

I have listened to some myths since I began to take an interest in photography, and they continue to appear today. Do not believe!

1. Canon is better than Nikon, or Nikon is better than Canon

I hear a lot of people commenting that they "heard that such a brand is sharper" or "that brand is cheaper". The truth is that all are expensive and all have very small differences in the final technical quality of the image. Differences that are not usually visible.

Do you know the best way to decide which brand to buy? See what brand is used by friends: so you can ask for help and exchange information about your equipment, as well as lend accessories :-)

2. The more megapixels, the better the camera

I am shooting in a place with a lot of people and, to pull subject, someone looks at my huge camera and asks. with eyes sparkling: "Wow, what camera, eh? How many megapixels does it have? "

I think anyone who asks this expects me to say something incredible like "ahhh, there's a trillion megapixels!" Little eyes stop flashing when I respond that my camera has as many megapixels as many amateur cameras out there.

The confusion happens because megapixels were the measure chosen by the amateur camera industry as an important selling point. It is implied that the more megapixels, the better the quality of the photo! The truth, however, is that this number does not make that much difference. Megapixels only represent the size of the photo.

What really makes a difference in the image quality of a camera is the sensor - that electronic sign that replaces the film. Larger and better sensors create photos that reproduce reality with more clarity and quality.

(Other factors that contribute to the quality of a photo are the lens used and the use of light, of course.)

That is: a camera that has 40 megapixels and a bad sensor will result in huge files but with low quality. A camera with 8 megapixels and good sensor will result in smaller files but with superior quality.

size sensor photography tips

See an example of sensor size comparison. Most cameras with manual controls and best quality are yellow or blue in size. Compact cameras and cell phones / smartphones have smaller sensors like blue whites.

3. The best people photos are taken at the end of the test

I worked with portraits and during workshops I listened to this myth a lot: "People get tense at the beginning of the rehearsal, right? Usually the photos look better at the end, when they've come loose. "

Lie. If you know how to drive, the photos will look good from start to finish. Usually what happens is we do not let go at the beginning of the trial, so the result does not look so cool. The tense person at the beginning is who is photographing, not who is being photographed :-) Avoid this problem by focusing your attention on the direction.

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 01:29 PM