Today in this world of advance technology and affordable options for digital photography, very few people stay away from buying a DSLR Camera. Being a photographer I come across a lot of people who are interested in buying pocket friendly DSLR cameras. If you are among those smart people who have bought a brand new DSLR Cameras and are looking forward to use it wisely then here are few tips which can help you to capture amazing memories throughout your life.
Holding a DSLR could be a little funny in the beginning. Allow the lens to rest on your left hand and click the shutter release button with your index finger of your right hand. Your hand should be steady and still while you click pictures.
A steady hand is very much recommended for avoiding shaky images and to gain sharp image results.
Understanding the Key Terms
Aperture, Shutter and ISO are the main features around which the whole concept of photography revolves.
Aperture is equal to quantity. It determines how much amount of light should be let in. Smaller the number, larger is the amount of light let in and vice versa.
Shutter is equal to time. It determines for how long should the light come in. Smaller the number, slower the shutter speed and vice versa.
Always make sure your shutter is not below 1/80 to avoid shaky images.
ISO is equal to sensitivity. It determines how sensitive if your senor towards light.
There are four shooting modes in your DSLR Camera.
1. Aperture Priority (AV Mode) – In this mode you decide the aperture and the camera will automatically set the shutter speed. Aperture also directly influences the depth of field of the image. Lower aperture will give you a shallow depth of field with blur backgrounds and higher aperture number will give you a sharper image.
2. Shutter Priority (TV Mode) – At Shutter Priority mode you get to select the shutter speed and the camera decides the aperture for you. This is mostly used while capturing motions to freeze the subject that is moving.
3. Program Mode (P Mode) – This gives you liberty to choose either the shutter or the Aperture and the camera will automatically set the other for you.
4. Manual Mode (A Mode) – This is the mode which is commonly used by professional photographers. This mode gives you full control over the entire settings. You are the one who will select the aperture, the shutter and the ISO.
To get a picture correctly, focusing is very important. The tiny red dot which is visible while viewing through your camera view finder is the focus point. Always make sure that you main subject is what you are focusing on. No matter what setting you have set to capture the moment, if the focus isn’t right then the whole beauty of the picture will be ruined.
Compose the picture right, giving it a meaning. And this is possible only if you put the right elements in the frame. While looking through the viewfinder, check the foreground, the subject and the background.
If you find any unwanted element obstructing the frame, then make sure you avoid it. Always remember “you don’t just click a picture, you make it.”
File Sizes and Types
There are a few options in the camera, which allows you to decide the file size of your picture. Always make sure you select the file sizes as large, so that you get the finest picture. This will also make post processing much easier and simpler.
Join various photo sharing groups to gain inspirations and ideas to click some creative shots. It will not only give you new ideas but it will also widen your creative skills and knowledge about photography.