Digital SLR Camera Tips for Beginners


When you buy a new digital camera, most people start with the best intentions to become a truly creative photographer. A glance at the thick manual, technical, complex, and turn the camera on auto … and this is where he stays. Consequently, most of us settle for instant photography when our cameras are capable of many more.

Do you like? Do not worry it is not alone. Manuals reflect the technical power of modern cameras, but they are intimidating to the novice who just wants to take a decent picture.

Digital cameras are like most computer programs, you may find that you can buy a ten per cent of the available functions. So do not stay in knots trying to understand everything. They learn what they need to know and to learn, and you’ll be on track to become a better photographer.

Here are some tips that can make the complexity of the image for you.

Tip 1. Stick to the base. In the days of film, good SLR photographers use two main parameters, the aperture and shutter speed shutter. These were the ingredients of all great pictures. Today, the cameras are supplied with hundreds of features, but I think they really need to understand? If you can understand these two adjustments midway to become a better photographer the manual (I never said you could throw) will tell you which buttons to press on the camera. But to really understand without what these options do not rely on the manual. There’s a lot of information out there, workshops, websites, books and electronic books can help.

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The practice has never been easier than it is today. Most units have a semi-automatic configuration, called the Aperture Priority “and” the priority of speed, “which allows him to operate a facility, while the camera takes care of the other. It’s a great way to practice capacity without fear of exposure is not too much.

Tip 2. Learn from your mistakes. If you just deleted all the pictures are not happy to lose a golden opportunity to learn from their own experience. Pictures that are considered “rejects” actually contain useful information – you can really learn from their mistakes?

Say you meet in the opening. Try to shoot a scene three times with three different aperture settings, three slightly different results. Instead of keeping your favorite and eliminate immediately the other, you can transfer to your computer and take the time to look properly. You can see how each parameter change the appearance image and the best setting worked for this topic. Now you can learn from your own results and not a theory in a book.

Did you do that if you click the mouse on a picture on your computer and select “Properties” is a large amount of information contained in the file? You do not have to save a note of the opening of the shutter speed information your photo does it for you!

Of course, long term not to keep all the individual photos you take, but you can keep a portfolio of photographs “to refer to later, perhaps with two versions of each issue to the experiment. To make it even easier, rename photos with the relevant securities, for example: Wildflowers / small opening, wildflowers / Wide mouth; cataract fast shutter / Cascada / Slow Shutter.

Tip 3. Learn the art and technique. All problems of photography can not be resolved by the camera. Experienced photographers know that good lighting and creative composition is often more important technology. In fact, most pictures are not quite technical, but because they were taken at the wrong time of day, or photographer did not put enough thought into the composition. However, every day I meet people who think all their problems would be solved with a better camera, or a mysterious technique still learning.

Remember what I told the Council No. 1, aperture and shutter speed are basic skills and with a little practice, they are not difficult to learn mastery and midway. The key to becoming a photographer is a very good balance of technical knowledge and artistic skills. The practice of both, and soon her friends come for tips photography!

How to improve your Digital SLR camera images?

Digital SLRs are great tools to develop their creativity and document special moments. If you go and try to improve your mastery of the work of these five important tips these tips deal with relationship between shutter speed and focal length, reaching a correct approach, stability, handling, backlight, and the effects of ISO and noise.

Understanding how the lens focal length refers to the shutter speed shooting with.

If your 50mm lenses with a rule thumb are that you can hand hold the camera with shutter speeds of 1/50th of a second and more. With a 200mm which is 1/200th of a second. With faces stabilization lens image can be placed one hand around 1/100th of a second 200mmm perhaps 1/60th second if a firm hand. One thing I used to stop by pressing a shutter speed while hand holding my camera is holding his breath and holding his arm close to my chest. Know your contact lenses and remember that council should simply produce clearer results in your photos while holding the hand of your digital SLR camera.


Understanding the system focus of the camera

Virtually all devices DSLR focuses when you press the shutter button. Usually, you hear a beep and see a green or red square through the viewfinder. This the camera focuses. Then press the button the rest of the way to take the picture. Understand that the computer inside the device Photo focuses on the differences in the contrast of the image, and that difference is what focuses the camera. Most digital SLR cameras can also change the point of focus manually at any location where a predetermined point in the viewfinder. At least 9 AF points to 45 points focus. Although the implementation of a plan a few day, I always start with my focus at the center of the viewfinder and I move according to the subject I am shooting. It is easy to forget where you set your focus point and wonder why their pictures are blurry or off interest. So when you log in first to check where your focal point is the center and then it will help you get more shots developed.

Stability and when to use a tripod

In the case of long exposures when shooting or longer shutter speed to the focal length, then you must use a tripod. All tripods are not same. Outside of using a heavy tripod on the side is probably the best, according to weather conditions. If it really wind that you really need to keep the tripod with a weight tripods or even a feature where you can place into the ground for greater stability.

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Any movement in a shot with a long exposure generally allows the shooting is unnecessary and why stability is so important. One advanced the latest in camera technology is image stabilization “in the camera lenses and bodies. This new technology is bigger and better used when shooting with both hands on the camera and brace your body against something. However, in certain situations Shooting does not replace a good tripod weighted.

How to manage the strong backlight

Questions backlight can be our enemy. Many people try to take a picture with a bright light shining from the bottom window, and they wonder why the vaccine did not work. Why what? The light from the window of the flooding of the lens and the camera usually can not compensate. One way to fight against this is to use Fill flash on the subject or use a card to fill Large White. Another option is to spread the radiance of window and fill the thread with a card white fill. Do not be afraid to use the backlight to your advantage, remember that you must face backlight strong with a filling.

Understanding the effects of ISO on digital SLR cameras

DSLRs have some the same characteristics as film SLR cameras and interchangeable lenses, viewfinder, the measurement matrix, etc., but do not support the ISO in the same way. They are similar in that the ISO is responsible for determining the sensitivity to the light reaching the sensor or film. As they differ is in reaches the eye in the final product. ISO high-speed film has a grain of the film in some use it can be fun, but high ISO sensitivity on a digital SLR camera produces a noise in the files and the look is not the same as film grain. In most situations, the noise is your enemy. For the films look at grain, shoot your digital photos with the lowest ISO possible and then use the exposure exotic skins 2 plug-in for Photoshop make the film grain is.

In the end the dominance of these five tips will make your image stronger, sharper in focus and well lit.

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About the Author: Katie is a writer who thoroughly enjoys writing about all types of topics related to technology and lifestyle – including camera.

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