Ever imagined any idea to capture emotions lately?

Photography is a method to capture our emotions. Emotions we express in our life get fossil in photos, photography has a special connect! Some of us are crazy as hell to get clicked and always ready to give pose. Some people around us always click things no matter things. So this post is a cheer to all the shutter-bugs. We often relive those memories with help of photos. Even if the person is not among us the photo helps us to be with them. We owe a lot of pictures and I am sure each photo has a story to tell and emotions linked to our heart. We are human and we can skips words, but can’t skip emotions. We need some evidence to support those emotions. Do you feel the emotions behind that photograph? If yes then come aboard, you are one of my kind. So we all try to click.

The Photography is one the lifeline of today’s world and Y-generation.

The principle is simple: Click and Share. There’s now a virtual space to showcase your photos. People have gone too far from normal photography. We all know that Photography is an art, some sell it and some do it for hobby. We are in a world of information.  Days are gone when for family portrait, all family members have to be present with prior of appointment of photographer. Now-a-days even a 10-year-old can click a photo. People have cameras in pocket. Ever imagined why some photograph is good but some aren’t good.

So, in this post I would like to write about some elements of photography. Some basics to be covered only.

The Four Elements of Photography

  1. Light
  2. Aperture
  3. Shutter speed
  4. Exposure

Each of these elements has its own role in photography.

The photography is an art, which is jugglery between all four.

1. Light

Light is probably the most important.

Light defines the element of exposure.

In many cases, good and bad photos are outcome only of the light in it. So learning about the Light conditions is a part and parcel about photography.  Moreover Light creates shadows, hues, highlights textures, and creates moods and emotions, with a vast array of effects in a photograph. To be strictly honest, light is the villain that creates high contrasts, bright spots, dark spots, glare, and other issues making us to dump those poor photographs. Find good lights with a lot of trial and error.

  1. Aperture

Your camera’s aperture controls the amount of light that is allowed into the lens. The aperture is an adjustable hole inside your lens that may be made larger or smaller to control the intensity of the available light. The aperture is also used to control depth of field.

  1. Shutter Speed

The camera’s shutter is the device that opens and closes for a specified amount of time to allow the light entering the lens to expose the sensor. The duration of the opening is determined by the amount of light entering the lens. The aperture and shutter work together to produce correct exposures.

  1. Exposure

In photographic terms, Exposure is the process of capturing light with your camera on a digital sensor. Our camera mechanically controls the incoming light and directs it to the sensor. The sensor is sensitive to the light and is exposed. Consider a process of filling a bucket with water. We can fill the bucket slowly with a small stream of water, or we can fill it quickly with a large stream. In either situation, it will take a combination of time and water flow to fill the bucket.

Based on this brief analogy, we have above four items to consider.

The good news is that our camera adjusts automatically. But for someone who is a #shutterbug, these things matter a lot. The following are the types of camera we have apart from MOBILE.


Next time when you open the camera app, remember simple 4 parameters and I am sure you will have great images to show and share.

I am proud that I have started my photography journey with 4 megapixel Kodak camera. And now I do have experience of handing both semi and Pro-DSLR. Tip: Learning is the Key!

Happy Clicking! Make memories! Store emotions! Smile, cry, yell, dance, do mischief, run, or even a hug! Live your heart out!

Feel free to comment on how does photography connects to you.

I will conclude with the suggesting few epic photographers, who contributed this field remarkably. Do visit their work.

Andre Giroux (1801-1879), EJ Bellocq (1873-1949), Man Ray (1890-1976), Yutaka Takanashi, Sally Mann

I am giving a huge #shoutout to all participants in my post.  I am Participating in Half Marathon Blogging Challenge with Blogchatter

Thank You for reading my blog.


Love and Light.




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