The drama in clouds and skies💥✌️

Edited dramatic sky photo(sunset 🌆)
Unedited sunset 🌆photo

Its been a while i wrote here and its pretty annoying anytime i go on exile😏 yeah i know, i just need to keep my blogging game up.

So i created a new photo few days back and its one of my favorite shot right now as i can feel all the overwhelming attributes of a good photograph in it, especially a good landscape photograph.

Talking of how i created this photo.

When the inspiration for this photo came, the first thing i looked for was a pretty square piece of glass for that mirror effect, then i looked for a very nice view and perspective for the sunset. Then i got one, i placed the glass on the rail so it will have a balance. The shot was taken, tada!

All the edits was done in lightroom 🔆.

Give me your opinions in the comment section, would be eager to reply✌️😁😁

Important things to note when you dealing with photography in general (mobile pricised).

In photography, all the lessons are important and very useful in the cause to make a great photograph, imagine not knowing about light, composition, and editing, how the hell do you wanna know what you are doing?

I have written an article in the previous time about some photography guides and tips, check out my Blog for my older contents.

Important things to note

  1. Camera modes
  2. ISO sensitivity
  3. Exposure
  4. Metering modes
  5. Resolution

Camera modes

Your shooting device has couple of camera mode pre-programmed into it for you the make use of while doing photography, it is important you know about the and learn how to use each of them because the will help in different aspects of photography. These camera modes allow you to tweak the camera options and create certain effect of your choice while taking a photograph. I will guide you down now to various camera modes popular in photography today.

  • Auto mode

Auto mode is a camera mode that has the ability to automatically detect the favourable and precise values for your camera options in order to make a photograph. The auto mode sets the aperture, shutter speed, flash, and ISO automatically to make a shot, this most is best used when you have no idea how to place your values in order to create a photograph so the auto mode helps you with all that and all you need to do is to click and snap.

It has some down sides because it doesn’t really work fine in terrible low light conditions and it might give an output that isn’t favorable to what you expect of the photograph, in this case you need to set all the parameters yourself.

Aperture: f1/8 shutterspeed: 1/33 ISO: 245 flash fired

In this photo, the camera mode was set to auto so the values were set by the camera AI (artificial intelligience). The shot was taken in the night so for a night shot to be visible it have to be well illiminated that’s why the camera system has used the flash, the flash fired has made the ISO value low because if it’s higher than that it would probably be brighter and the image gets too much light sensitivity on it.. The shutterspeed is low too because of the flash and ISO the lower the ISO the slower the shutterspeed so that it will give time to let the flash fire.

  • Portrait mode

This mode is for taking portrait photographs and works well in good light areas because the camera system detects the photograph as a subject and a foreground difference which makes the aperture wider to accumulate more light and make the subject sharper than the foreground which lives the foreground blurred.

This shot was taken on a mobile
  • Macro mode

In this mode, you have the ability to focus greatly on tiny subjects and get a crystal clear photograph making everything details visible to the eyes. It gives you a shallow depth of field which eliminates possible errors while photographing your tiny subject. This mode is best practiced with a macro lens either on mobile or a dslr

Macro mode on mobile
  • Landscape mode

This scene is used to shoot landscapes and outdoor photographs, it camera system sets the aperture to a small value which put everything in focus and ready to shoot, anything closer to your camera in the mode will be blurred because the aperture is too small to get a focus on subject 3m close to the camera.

Shot on mobile
  • Night mode

In night mode, the camera system illuminates the foreground from the background and brightens the subject by compensating the darkness in the background, this mode also triggers the flash with more strength so that the subject will be well illuminated and bright.

Night shot on mobile

ISO sensitivity

ISO is a camera setting that helps determine the sensitivity of an image to light, ISO has a great impact in the texture of your final image processed, it ranges from a value as low as 30 to 60,000 depending on your photographing device. The lower ISO you have the less noisy your photo and the higher ISO you have the more grainy your photos appears. When you shot with a high ISO the photo is unlimited so well getting more bright while shooting with a low ISO gives you a darker photo. This explains that low ISO is good for scenes with bright light and we’ll illumination, while high ISO is go with scenes having low lights.

Image with lower ISO
Image edited to have grains as in higher ISO value

The ISO has the power over the image quality and sensitivity, images with lower ISO have higher quality compared to images with higher ISO value. It also determines the speed at with the aperture is being opened and letting the shutter speed identify the amount of light to hit the image sensor.

Exposure

This is the general concept to brings an image to life on the image sensor or film, the exposure is in charge of how your images looks on the screen which has already allowed light to fall onto the image sensor. There are three camera settings that make up the exposure of an image; the ISO, the aperture and the shutter speed. With this three you are good to deal with your exposure and create an appealing photograph.

Like we discussed above the ISO is what determines the sensitivity of light to the image sensor make it more bright or dark at each value from 30 to up-to 60,000

The aperture is what allow the light to pass through and fall on the sensor to create a visual representation of what has been photographed. The smaller the aperture the more depth of field you will get and the larger the aperture the shallow the depth of field.

Shutter speed is very vital here because it plays a great roll in putting the photograph in what timing that is best for the aperture to stay open and receive an adequate amount of light in order to get the kind of photo you want. When the shutter speed is been set to a high value the aperture accommodate little light making the photo clear and more freezes while the low value of shutter speed will create a blurry photo because the aperture is kept open for a longer period of time making the subject move faster than the aperture and creating the continuous effect of light.

Resolution

Resolution is a common word when you enter the digital photography realm. It can be a tricky and confusing topic, as each item in the photographic chain has its own relative resolution value that isn’t interchangeable with the next item. But once you understand what is being measured, you can plan accordingly.

  • Camera and Image Resolution

Millions of pixels that make up the image sensor in a digital camera are actually tiny light-sensitive squares. Each pixel registers the brightness of the light striking it, when you click a snapshot. These pixels in a photograph cannot be identified unless you magnify a digital image. On enlarging an image, you will find that the whole picture is a web of inter-connected lines known as rows and columns forming small boxes or squares filled with colors. These boxes are known as the pixels. Resolution is the camera’s ability to classify and effectively present discrete image information, such as details, patterns and textures within a given photographic image and it corresponds to how large a photo can become without becoming unacceptably blurry or grainy. Camera and image resolution is measured in Pixels PerInch or PPI.

  • Measuring the Resolution

Resolution can be identified by the measurement of pixels in dimensions of height and width. For example, a camera manufacturer can describe the resolution of the camera as 3904×2598 (W x H) pixels, which again can be termed as 3904×2598=10,142,592 pixels. If this number is divided by 1 million, the figure thus attained will come out to be 10.1 megapixels (one megapixel is equivalent to one million pixels). Hence, the resolution of the image can also be described as 10.1 megapixels, or 10.1 MP.

Can you shoot hard on a 3.62mm focal length?

What is a FOCAL LENGTH?

Focal length is the basic optical distance between the subject and point of the light converging through the lens, the longer the focal length the higher magnification and isolated the subject gets, the shorter the focal length the wider the view and less magnification. This gives you a basic understanding that longer focal lengths are good for portraits, macro and narrowed shots while shorter focal lengths are for landscapes, wide angle portraits and event shots. Focal lengths can vary from as low as 2.3mm to 800mm, yeah that so long right. You can imagine how they snap all the wildlife photographs you see. So remember what I said? The longer the focal length the narrower and more magnified the image becomes while the opposite happens with shorter focal lengths.

How the hell have I been shooting on 3.62mm focal length then? That’s crazy. The point there is that if you shot on way too short focal length, you can only focus on tiny things to get a depth of field because the focal length isn’t long enough to create a depth of field in a bigger subject so almost everything you snap is just not coming with bokehs and depth of field, that’s why I keep focusing on little things, smaller things but I still do portraits, for you to get a good portraits on this one you need to be good with your composition game and angles.

How many of you started doing photography with mobile, for me I have been using mobile, but more higher specs like the Samsung, HTC, OPPO, huawei. I have never shot on an Iphone before, lol… You laughing at me now right? It doesn’t really matter, I love android because I easily twerk them.

Me making my dog feel loved
A local house
Car infront of a residential property

These are photos I shot with my mobile #3. 62mm focal length.

So right now you would be asking why I’m I shooting on mobile, yeah that a very important question. I started having this burn of joy in my heart every time I held a phone and opened the camera to click, taking photos, I find so much enthusiasm in it, I feel so amazed at whatever I capture, I see the beauty the composition gives. Ever since then I love buying phones with good camera quality, good flash system because I always love to snap what ever intrigued me, all this happened two years ago, I started looking deeply to most photos I saw on Instagram, I started seeing the tones, contrast and all the highlights that make a photo beautiful and epic, right that moment I started searching apps to edit my nice shots, I came across VSCO 😅, I swear I love VSCO, it was basic, simple and nice, they have this nice soft and cinematic filters I love and this grain system that helped me handle photos with poor lighting, like indoors and cold weather’s. I used VSCO close to 6months, later the 7th month I discovered lightroom and you know what? They got my attention, I swear, they had this professional editing options and crazy buttons that allow you mess around with your photos, but there was a down side, it was heavy on my phone and I needed more memory space to run it, lol so I had to fall back to VSCO, crazy huh?

I’m gonna write a post about the differences between VSCO and lightroom and the one to adopt based on your style of editing.

All these while I was having all these photography adventures, I was doing it with a camera of focal length 3.62mm, oh my God shit so crazy, you can imagine that, up to this point I still shoot with a 3.62mm focal length camera, it’s like I have not improved a bit or gained some progress because I haven’t started shooting with the iPhone 11 pro, that shit so costly here. But you know what? I have gained a lot of experience, a lot of endurance, a lot of abilities to work with what ever comes my way, I believe right now that I would so do better with more sofisticated gears, I am so thankful to what I started with because those days I remember hitting Google so hard looking for camera apks, pdfs to help me gain extra knowledge to what I have, I learned about lightning, exposure, composition, editing skills and some other interesting lessons.

I will still write about the important things to know about when you wonna get into photography.

What does it take to shoot HARD on a 3.63mm focal length.

To shoot on this kind of way too small focal length isn’t easy because it takes a whole lot of courage and good work to make it presentable, if you hit Instagram right now all the photos are shot with cameras with great and high focal lengths. So as I was saying is not gonna be easy to say you are photographing with a camera of 3.62mm focal length. They are very awkward in low light areas, when you shoot landscapes with them the get pixelated because they can’t catch that distance so perfectly. If you look at my works closely you will see that I shoot more of objects, macro and little of landscapes, that’s because I get this pixelated parts in the photos most times though I used lightroom noise reduction and other contrast, color noise reduction to reduce it but with all that options I get better and amazing results with macro shots and still photos close to macros and portraits.

So to shoot on 3.62mm focal length?
You need to know what photography is, basic concepts.
You need to have passion for photography because if you don’t you won’t cherish any photo you make from such a low focal length.

You need to snap what ever comes your way, you never can tell can tell what’s gonna look so good after editing.
You need to have good editing skills, yeah, you need to know how to turn under exposed photos up to being well exposed, you need to know how to crop photos to give them better compositions.
You need to make yourself time to play around with different camera apps to know which one handles your camera API very well and less bulky for your phone *note this is for mobile photographers*.

So that’s all I can give you for now, I will be writing more post on the topics I emphasized on earlier. Thank you

The beauty of angles in photography

The beauty of angles in photography

Angles have a great impact on how your photos look, they have impact on the views your photographs get to look more epic and also make them more professional. In the real life world, we always see objects, humans, elements in normal perspectives which makes them look unattractive at some point. As a photographer one thing you should learn how to do is to stop shooting straight always, you have to learn how to squat, bend, lie down and also climb things to get those mad popping views you see in some Instagram profiles.

Shooting directly opposite your subject is good but getting to create perspectives by changing the angles is magnificent.
I never believed what changing of perspectives could do until i tried changing my angles too and shooting in the extra ordinary way.

Angles are good for street photography, portraits at some points, landscapes and also macros.
Shooting street photography in some angles will change a lot starting from the skies, buildings, roads and trees. Portraits too get sophisticated at some points because of the angles applied while creating the photographs, same applies to landscapes and macros.
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Do you know shooting from different angles can elevate yours photographs despite the quality of the camera or cellphone you use and also despite the environment you shoot in.
This article is just to let you know how angles affect your works in photography life and world, i’m going to create more photos soon to illustrate the different ways angles can change your photography works.
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Tell me what you think and how soon you want the next article in the comment section because the next article will be coming with a lot of photos in different modes to compare and contrast what angles can really do.
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Brewed black and white or colored

I made these photos last two days in my living room, i was literally waiting on the day ☀️, i was kind of meditating, and i was playing some calm music as well, thats a brewed can drink in my hand, it wasn’t long after i thought 🤔 about making these two sets of photos from the object. These photos were edited in my lightroom mobile and i purposely made one a black and white then the other retained its color🎨, so which one do you think looks nicer. 😊😁

The best things about cinematic presets

Cinematic presets are presets that keep your photos epic and alive no matter how bad the raw version of the photos looks. They bring out the highlight and shadows in a photography and keep them looking stunning👍 and professional. They keep and maintain a very artistic 🎨 and dramatic 🎭 effects on the photographs making it more beautiful and great.

Cinematic presets can either get your photos cold or warm depending on what you want. To work with cinematic presets you have to really have some sense of colors, an inner feeling of color 🌈 harmony. Photos can really look moody, dull and pale without cinematic presets but you wouldn’t know if you are not addicted to it. You can use this presets in any kind of photography especially outdoor and landscapes, it is also good on portraits and macros.

ost times you would want your photos detailed out, deep toned and epic in its looking, you can always achieve these with cinematic presets. Most Instagram popular photographers have really taken advantage of the preset in the and they even get to create more of them by themselves, example is Mattdotgarcia ,Mike Meyers and Brandon woefoel. These are their IG names so you can visit their pages to see their photos and get inspired.. I really get a lot of inspiration from them.