Your photograph is the most important thing in the end and not your camera type. Digital photography is also photography, and it doesn’t matter where you’ll use the pictures. When you are taking pictures using your digital camera, keep in mind the following digital photography tips for beginners.
- A good picture can respond and recognize the subject. This also means shooting appropriately right from the start, regardless of the type of camera you have.
- Come closer to your subject. Inspect your lens. Check what you can do when you step closer or place something in your subject’s foreground. What will happen to the background? Does it become sharp or fuzzy?
- Take a lot of pictures. Since it is digital, you can easily do this!
- Low light can increase the digital grain. Using an added light or a flash can solve this problem, though we should keep it minimum.
- The first step in making better pictures knows how to be perfectly still.
- Avoid near misses by getting used to your camera’s delay.
- Try shooting at unusual vantage points when taking pictures of animals and kids.
- When getting rid of unwanted shadows, try various angles using flash.
- White balance can do more than correct colours. Use this function creatively to have the colours appropriate in your scene.
- Your camera’s ISO is the measure of your sensor’s sensitivity to light. If you set the ISO manually, here are some basic tips: in very bright sunlight, 100 ISO; on a dull, monotonous day, 400 ISO; under floodlights or indoors, 800 or 1600. Higher ISOs result to lower picture qualities.
- If you notice too many colours but with bad light, shoot in black and white so that the substance of the picture takes over than the conflict of colours.
Digital Photography Tips: Storing and Transferring Images
- Guard your images against computer crashes by having another backup outside your computer.
- Windows and Mac both work well for your pictures. The quality of the image isn’t affected.
- Purchase the largest memory card possible.
- If you have to print, store and edit pictures on your computer, doing so using a card reader is better than connecting your camera directly to your PC.
- JPEG is a good picture format. However, when working on your pictures, such as editing, you shouldn’t use this format. Always save your pictures in TIFF or your image processor’s suggested file formats.
- Find an image browser that allows you to look at all photos as thumbnails for easy sorting of pictures.
Looking for Photography Equipment
- Visit your favourite camera store when looking for equipment. Read reviews on special websites and photography magazines. Each review that you read can help you make a solid and stronger choice that’s perfect for you.
- Usually, point-and-shoot cameras’ optical zoom is within a limited range but may have the capability to zoom in electronically. This simply crops your picture, thereby using only a small part of your sensor. If possible, for your camera settings, turn off this function and only use the optical zoom. You can then always crop your picture later if necessary.
- When taking pictures of kids swimming or playing at the pool, using a disposable waterproof camera is a good choice.
- The image quality produced by your camera depends not only on its sensor but also on image processing within your camera and its lens quality.
- To compare lenses among digital cameras, look for equivalent size, 35 mm. The real focal length can sometimes be confusing because of the difference in sensor sizes.
- Don’t buy a digital camera by looking at its features along. The way you handle and react to its controls vary sufficiently enough to affect how much you will use and like the camera.