Dec 25 2010

Mastering Digital SLR Cameras Is Mastering Photography Itself

Published by at 3:16 am under General

There are a lot of amateur as well as professional camera users who are shifting to digital models for much ease, convenience, and efficiency when taking initial pictures, taking more pictures after deleting some, and finally sharing photos to friends or storing them into the computer.

If you are still new in digital photography, it is a must for you to know a little bit about digital camera. Below are some of the basic knowledge that you should know about digital photography.

1.) Categories Of Cameras

Cameras can be categorized into:

a. Ultra compact with no flash mode
b. Prosumer or compact for hobbyists
c. Digital SLR cameras that have lenses, tripod, and external flashes; for professionals

To really master the digital photography, it is a must for you to learn to know about the digital SLR camera. It is a professional camera that can help you to get the best image if you really know how to use it.

2.) Mega pixels

Megapixels can be classified into:

a. Low megapixels camera for basic snapshots
b. Average megapixels to create images that have good print quality
c. High megapixels to create the images that can be easily manipulated; larger print sizes can be made

3.) Zoom

A zoom function is normally listed into two:

a. Optical zoom factor that relies upon on what is distant appears closer by magnifying the light entering through the main lens
b. Digital zoom factor that magnifies the resulting image

A good image usually depends on the optical zoom factor.

4.) Storage Media

These are the some regular storage types:

a. Compact Flash (for compact and DSLRs)
b. Sony Memory Stick (compatible with other Sony appliances)
c. Smart Media

Storage sizes normally range from 64 K, which can store 3 dozen mega pixel images; 1G can store about 500 images with the same megapixels

5.) Carrying Case

You should keep the camera and its accessories in place.

6.) Tripod

Tripod can be used when setting the timer mode on and keeping the focus stable.

7.) Lenses and Filters

There are digital cameras that allow additional lenses to be attached to the main lens, or the lenses can be completely interchangeable.

Lenses can be organized as follows:

a. Macro lens that helps you to get closer to objects like insects and flowers
b. Wide-angle lens that is used for capturing landmarks, and large and wide sceneries
c. Telephoto lens that enables longer zooms that let you get close to objects that are rather unsafe

Filters, on the other hand are used to:

a. Soften the effect of the image
b. Provide blurring on the edges for portraits that have sensitive moods
c. Add light flares for the image to be more dramatic
d. To reduce glare so that pictures appear more saturated, crisp, and vivid.

Here are some fundamental techniques on how to take an image:

1. Holding the camera

You should ?hold? the camera steadily and keep your spare fingers from interfering with the lens. This skill usually takes a few practices.

2.) Focusing

To keep the camera from shuddering, it is better to half-press the camera until you are able to lock your view on the focus before completely pressing the button of the shutter.

You may also use a tripod for better focusing.

3.) Previewing

Take and retake pictures if necessary after previewing them in your LCD screen.

4.) Archiving

Keep an album of your best photographs so that you can refer to them as you keep on working your way to being great photographers.

Summing up, in order to take the best images in our life, we should learn how to use digital SLR camera. It is convenient and useful. We will not regret to have it in our life.

If you want to know more about digital camera, you may read Digital Camera Deals and Best Digital Camera Under 200.

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