5 DSLR Photography Tips You Must Know

by Sophia Cruz BUSINESS

When it comes to DSLR camera photography, it appears a little intimidating in the initial few clicks for any beginner. A DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera is the combination of the mechanisms and the optics of an SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera with a digital imaging sensor as compared to the photographic film. The DSLR Camera comes with numerous modes and buttons which a beginner cannot figure out initially, and the thick manual that comes along is of no use until you have gone through some video tutorials. The manual however, can help with the basic settings.

 But, to make the most of a DSLR camera and get some exceptional clicks, you need a good knowledge of some of the eminent settings and tricks. Here are 5 DSLR photography tips that will help you in getting the best shot every time -

 Shooting Modes

In a DSLR, you will find the shooting modes on a dial labelled with Av, Auto, Tv, M, P and so on. The abbreviations of the shooting modes can vary according to the manufacturers, but don't get intimidated. Figuring them out is not a frantic task. The shooting modes decide the camera's behaviour on pressing the shutter button. 

 Exposure Triangle

The exposure triangle consists of three elements namely Aperture, ISO and the Shutter speed. Their job is to control the light that enters the camera or the amount of light that the camera requires for any given exposure. Use a combination of Auto-ISO and the semi-automatic shooting modes for best results.

 Exposure Compensation

The Exposure compensation is considered the most useful function of a DSLR. You can both decrease or increase the camera's default meter reading, to achieve the actual brightness or darkness of a particular scene.


The focus is one such element that defines the entire purpose of an image. If you do not concentrate on bringing the subject to the focus, the entire image will appear fuzzy. No matter what ISO you define or what is the shooting mode that you are using, if the focus is not on fleck, you cannot achieve the image you are expecting.

 White Balance

It is important to set the white balance before taking a picture with a DSLR. The white balance plays an important role in defining the colour tone of an image. Images usually have a bluish or an orange tone, this has a lot to do with the white balance. There are six types of White Balance -







 These are the five important aspects of shooting with a DSLR camera. If you have just acquired a DSLR and are struggling to get some good pictures, then these tips are for you. You can also enrol yourself in a photography school in India to get a better understanding of the techniques.

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