Guide To Digital Photography

During this high tech age that we live in, it has become quite common for photographers to depend on digital photography than to practice the age old technique of ‘trial and error’ in taking several shots of an image and then developing them just to find out that the image has not come out perfect.Many photographers today are shifting from regular ‘point and shoot’ and old ‘SLR models’ to newer models of digital cameras. Considering the fact, that the DSLR models gives the option to delete the images later that are not in accordance with the photographers requirement, more and more photographers prefer DSLRs which allows them more time to concentrate on taking great pictures.SLR (Single Lens Reflex) models use lenses and a mirror, where the mirror reflects light that has entered the lens into the viewfinder, giving the photographer an idea of how the image will turn out after it has been developed. Additionally, an SLR camera is ideal to capture various depths of an image simply because it uses separate lenses that are interchangeable depending on what kind of resolution the photographer is looking for.Similarly, a DSLR camera also uses lenses and mirror. But, it is more of a computerized version of the traditional SLR camera, which uses light sensor chips and digital memory instead of a film that records the image.Due to the differentiation in the features of these models, users are urged to do some research about these gadgets before the initial purchase. By method of ‘trial and error’, users can not only learn to take and store better pictures, but also hack these models later on.For the ones who are considering professional photography as a career, it really pays off to invest in good quality memory cards and lenses, along with investing in good cameras.Points to remember when capturing perfect images with DSLR cameras using the new art of digital photography:
Consider taking shots from shoulders up or of upper body instead of full body shots against a background to make a person look larger in the picture.
If the above technique is not possible, take a shot of the person with him or her at the side rather than at the center. This will allow the owner to zoom later and make the person appear at the center.
Digital camera like any other camera works the same when considering how the light should be focused. Sun light behind the object makes a picture silhouette, and in front will make it appear squint.
Consider using your sunglasses to polarize and avoid reflections and glare.
Sunglasses also help to increase the exposure of the objects.
Always assure that the source of light is perpendicular to the object when using a polarizer.
Outdoor portraits and bright landscapes works best when the White Balance is set to auto.
In bright sunlight, avoid using flash mode.
Focus on capturing a certain asset or characteristic of a subject by zooming into it.
Remember, the more you practice, the better your images will turn out. The technique in getting the perfect shot has remained unchanged. Nevertheless, the new art of digital photography and the use of digital cameras have remarkably improved the process of picture taking and photo shooting and had made easy for everyone. Besides, the only way to perfect and crystal clear shots is practice.

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