By Ana Margarita Olar | Fotograpiya.com

Photography involves knowledge, skills, imagination, and creativity. Some learned it by studying, and some possess an innate passion towards it. As an aspiring photographer who wants to elevate his techniques here are some myths about photography that needs to be thrown away:

MYTH # 1 : PHOTOGRAPHY SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABOUT   REALITY.

One of the myths about photography is that you’re only recording what’s happening around you. What some people don’t realize that when you shoot a photo, you can manipulate the angle which where to shoot from, the time of the day, the camera’s settings and so on. On the other hand, reality includes what happens before and after the image from a shot which may be different from what transpires on the photo itself. So, the reality about photography is that you are using the tips and tricks available to you to reflect what you want your audience to feel and think about your photograph.

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MYTH # 2 : YOU MUST HAVE THE LATEST CAMERA TO BE AS GOOD AS TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS.

This is one of the myths most amateur photographers think about, that they only need the most expensive and hi-tech camera and they’ll be a pro in an instant. The reality is you have to master the camera that you own and use this to practice on tricks and techniques. Also, instead of spending your money on an expensive camera and add-ons, why not attend training, workshops, and browse the web to enrich you knowledge and network as well. You saved your money, and at the same time, you gained knowledge and skills.

MYTH # 3: SHOOTING DURING SUNRISE AND SUNSET MAKES A PERFECT PHOTO.

While it is true that sunrise and sunset provides the best lighting for photography, it doesn’t mean that the other part of the day provide a bad light. While there is light, you can always have a perfect image because you got your skills, your techniques, and your knowledge.

MYTH # 4. THE MORE YOU SHOOT THE MORE CHANCE THAT YOU’LL HAVE A GOOD PHOTO.

This is also a myth believed by many amateur photographers. You don’t need to have a thousand aimless shots of certain subject to ensure a great photo. This mistake limits your chance for creativity and imagination. Don’t depend on luck by shooting aimlessly hoping that you captured a good image. Rather, use your techniques and skills to capture a perfect image. It is the quality over quantity that you must think about.

MYTH # 5 : I NEED TO BUILD UP MY COLLECTION TO A HUNDRED BEFORE I SHOW MY WORK TO CLIENTS.

This is also not true. The important thing is that you have an eye-capturing images an eye-capturing image rather than a hundred boring collection. Show your clients the best image that you’ve got.

MYTH # 6 IF YOU CAN’T BUY THE CAMERA OWNED BY A PRO, JUST COPY THEIR SETTINGS AND YOU’LL SHOOT AS GOOD AS THEM.

The camera setting is just one factor for a good image. There are other factors to consider such as time, light, shutter speed, angle, and others. These factors plus a photographer’s skill and techniques can ensure a perfect photo.

MYTH # 7 A BAD IMAGE CAN ALWAYS BE FIXED WITH PHOTOSHOP.

Being skillful in Photoshop is entirely different from photography. An already bad image cannot be fixed by Photoshop. But an average image can be exceptional when processed in Photoshop.