In order to preserve the memory of the significant events of his life, many people take photographs. With the advent of smartphones, photography was especially easy, because every person is always at hand such a device. I, too, used to like to shoot everything that happens around on a mobile camera, but in most cases the quality of the finished image did not suit me. Often the image was smeared, and the colors turned out to be somehow faded and unnatural. For a long time I could not understand what was the matter, until my father explained that to obtain high-quality images, a good SLR camera with several lenses, a flash and a tripod is needed. But, as it turned out, just to have all these devices is not enough, it is also important to know how to properly handle them. Daddy’s story fascinated me, and so I decided to read on the Internet about how, how to make beautiful photos, and carried away. Then I decided to enroll for professional courses, but for this I needed a good camera. My parents gave me such a camera for the New Year. And since then I have started to actively learn the art of photography, mastering step by step the technique of correct selection of the focal length and the size of the aperture, the choice of photosensitivity and white balance, as well as the measurement of exposure. Today I already have a good command of all these techniques and can create beautiful photographs. Most of all I like to make portraits of friends and acquaintances. I have noticed many times that people look much more natural when they do not know that they are being photographed, so I try to catch such moments. I also have many further creative plans. I would like to learn how to make production shots in the studio with the correct artificial lighting. In addition, I dream of trying my hand at creating analog photos, as it is considered the pinnacle of photographic art.