There are a lot of amateur as well as professional camera users who are shifting to digital models for much ease, convenience, and efficiency when taking initial pictures, taking more pictures after deleting some, and finally sharing photos to friends or storing them into the computer.
Camera users are normally classified as hobbyists, novice, and professionals. To which ever category you belong, it is suggested that you ponder and accommodate the following basic information about digital cameras.
1.) Categories Of Cameras
Cameras can be grouped into:
a. Ultra compact with no flash mode
b. Prosumer or compact for hobbyists
c. Digital SLR cameras that have lenses, tripod, and external flashes; for professionals
To really master the digital photography, it is a must for you to learn to know about the digital SLR camera. It is a professional camera that can help you to get the best image if you really know how to use it.
2.) Mega pixels
Megapixels can be categorized into:
a. Low megapixels camera for basic snapshots
b. Average megapixels to produce images that have good print quality
c. High megapixels to produce the images that can be easily manipulated; larger print sizes can be made
A zoom function is normally listed into two:
a. Optical zoom factor that relies on what is distant appears closer by magnifying the light entering through the main lens
b. Digital zoom factor that magnifies the resulting image
Quality photographs depend mostly on the optical zoom factor.
4.) Storage Media
These are the some typical storage types:
a. Compact Flash (for compact and DSLRs)
b. Sony Memory Stick (compatible with other Sony appliances)
c. Smart Media
Storage sizes normally range from 64 K, which can store 3 dozen mega pixel images; 1G can store about 500 images with the same megapixels
5.) Carrying Case
You should keep the camera and its accessories in place.
Tripod can be used when setting the timer mode on and keeping the focus stable.
7.) Lenses and Filters
There are digital cameras that allow additional lenses to be attached to the main lens, or the lenses can be completely interchangeable.
Lenses can be listed as follows:
a. Macro lens that makes it possible for you to get closer to objects like insects and flowers
b. Wide-angle lens that is used for capturing landmarks, and large and wide sceneries
c. Telephoto lens that enables longer zooms that let you get close to objects that are rather unsafe
Filters, on the other hand are used to:
a. Soften the effect of the image
b. Provide blurring on the edges for portraits that have sensitive moods
c. Add light flares for the image to be more dramatic
d. To reduce glare so that pictures appear more saturated, crisp, and vivid.
Here are some simple techniques on how to take an image:
1. Holding the camera
You should ?hold? the camera steadily and keep your spare fingers from interfering with the lens. This skill usually takes a few practices.
To keep the camera from shuddering, it is better to half-press the camera until you are able to lock your view on the focus before completely pressing the button of the shutter.
You may also use a tripod for better focusing.
Take and retake pictures if necessary after previewing them in your LCD screen.
Keep an album of your best photographs so that you can refer to them as you keep on working your way to being great photographers.
Once you have mastered using your simple compact and especially digitals SLR cameras, you can surely capture photos using other cameras with great ease and perfection. That is a guarantee!