Understanding The Different Nuances Of Digital Photographyby Sophia Cruz BUSINESS
A DSLR camera is a much cherished purchase and is thus a treasured possession. While taking pictures with this camera is quite easy, converting them from ok to exceptional needs skills which have to be honed to perfection. This perfection can only be attained slowly with experience and by participating in photography workshops.
However good photography is a life skill which many aspire to achieve but few actually do. This is because few actually take the trouble to understand, practise and master the proper techniques. Some tips which can be incorporated easily in the wealth of knowledge gained about photography are:
· Keep it simple:Simple subjects and simple settings make the best kind of photography. It is not necessary to have to tweak colour and motion settings in order to get a magnificent picture. Hence the process used for taking photographs should be kept as simple as possible.
· Be quick: Photography is all about capturing moments and the faster one is with his shutter finger the rarer is the picture clicked. The more time one uses to capture a moment, the higher are the chances of something moving and spoiling what could otherwise have been a picture perfect moment.
· Keep the batteries charged: Getting a good picture is all about clicking at the right moment. Hence the camera should always be fully charged and ready to immortalise that perfect moment. However since digital cameras tend to consume battery faster, it is always advisable to start a day of photography with a fully charged battery and always keep extras available.
· Joining a photography group: It is generally to the advantage of a photographer to be a part of a team of like-minded or experienced photographers when going on photography expeditions. There is a lot to learn about the techniques and styles from watching other people at work. In fact many a times these instances can turn into a practical demonstration of things learned in a photography school.
· Read the camera manual: A DSLR camera is a much unexplored gadget. There are innumerable things that can be done with it. In fact almost anything that is of relevance to taking photographs can be altered, managed and even controlled with the help of the settings present in it. In order to get a thorough understanding of the camera, the manual which comes along with it should be sincerely read. The camera manual is a goldmine of information and no photographer either professional or amateur should start using the camera without reading its manual.
· Get inspire from other people’s photographs: Photographs clicked and displayed by other photographers should be keenly observed. They not only help to inspire but also remind a person that innumerable moments and infinite objects are still waiting to be captured.
· Minimise hand-shaking: It is very natural for a picture to get spoiled by a simple shaking of a finger. And holding the hand steady is one of the most important aspects of the courses taught in photography classes. Hand shaking can be avoided by:
o Tightly holding on to the camera,
o Keeping the arms absolutely close to the sides of the person’s body and
o Holding the camera both at the sides and the bottom.
Having a keen eye and always being on the lookout for natural and artificial patterns give photographs the required extra edge. Hence practise sessions should involve a combination of skills and intuitive understanding. It is only when there is a perfect sync between the two that a rare picture can be clicked.
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