Nov 21 2010

Tips On Digital SLR Camera

Published by at 2:17 am under General

I have been using a digital SLR camera for quite a while, and have learned many things along the way. I am going to share some of the basics, which I feel are important. These are my opinions, and I am sure there are others who will disagree. Nonetheless, that is the beauty of photography. Everyone has their own definition of mastering photography.

1) ISO is one of the most essential features on SLR cameras, many beginners have no idea about it. It stands for International Organization for Standardization, and it used to have to be based upon film speed. In general terms, ISO will allow you to improve your photos in poor conditions. For instance, in a dark room, you can improve the quality of your photo greatly by increasing the ISO setting. SLR cameras generally allow you to increase the ISO setting to 1600.

Usually, it is difficult for us to take photo at night as the photo will become very blur. This is because the camera lens is opened on an automatic setting, which takes too long to avoid movement of the user’s hand. This produces a blur image. When you increase the ISO setting, the amount of time the lens open is reduced, therefore reducing the blur. Every time you move slightly, your photo will be blurred. ISO helps overcome this problem. Experiment a bit and find the right ISO setting for different scenarios.

2) Mount the camera. Well, I don’t exactly mean mount, but place it on somewhere. If you find yourself in a situation where the photos are blurry even after increasing the ISO setting, put the camera on something. You can put it on a table, chair, etc… This will improve the stability of the camera, thus creating a much less blurry picture.

3) Buy a good tripod. Never try to save money when buying a tripod. Cheap ones will break fast, and you will be out buying a new one in no time. Besides, cheap ones will not function properly. By this I mean that they will not put your camera at the correct angle, will move due to wind, and so on. Pay good money for a tripod, and you will see that you will get your money worth. Manfrotto is known for making some of the finest tripods, so definitely have a look at those. A good tripod should have a ball head, should be quite light, and would be best if it is easy to store (possibly in your backpack).

In conclusion, it is not easy to capture a high quality image with digital SLR camera without a proper knowledge about it. Thus, it is important for us to learn more about it if we really wish to become an expert of dSLR photographer..

If you want to know more about dSLR cameras, you may read through Best SLR Camera and Best Value Digital Camera.

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