Digital Photography Tips

Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera


The Convenience of Digital Photography

I still remember the times when photographers I had to take several shots of an image from different angles and lens opening and later spent hours in the darkroom to develop my negatives and then start looking for that perfect photo through this trial and error process..

The art of photography is constantly evolving thanks to the digital technology and a large number of photographers have decided to move from Single Lens Reflex models to digital ones..

Now through DSLRs, serious photographers have more time to concentrate on taking those beautiful pictures.

Pictures that do not meet the highest standards are simply deleted away forever..

Single Lens Reflex Camera

What is SLR ?

It stands for Single Lens Reflex.

This type of camera uses a combination of lenses and a mirror. The mirror catches light entering the lens up into the viewfinder.

Before digital photography a photographer was able to estimate how the image will likely appear when it is developed. Besides, a SLR camera uses separate and interchangeable lenses to play around with resolutions and depth of fields. Telephoto, wide angle and normal lenses are the most popular ones.


The differences between DSLR and SLR cameras

DSLR camera uses lenses and mirror the same as the old SLR.

A DSLR camera uses light sensor chips and digital memory. It is really a computerized version traditional SLR camera.

Such cameras come with many functions that overwhelm us when we use a digital camera for the first time. For such reason it is important that we spend more time getting acquainted with this new technology. The real secret is to use the old trial and error approach and start shooting as many pictures as you can in order to pick out the best one.

Tips for Picture-Perfect Digital Photographs

1. Most folks take full body shots of people against a background. However, it is wiser to take a shot from shoulders up or an upper body one mainly because the image of those appearing in the picture really looks too small.

2. If applying the above technique happens to be hard for the photographer, he or she can take a picture of the subject at one side instead of shooting at the center. Then the photographer can just zoom in so the person appears to be at the center.

3. The law of optics is still the same even if you are shooting with old or a digital camera. For example, if the sun is behind an image, the picture will come out as a silhouette. If the light is in front of the model, this will squint unless he or she wears sunglasses..

4. You can use your sunglass to serve as a polarizer to get rid or unnecessary reflections from glaring objects.

5. You can also use a sunglass to increase the exposure of objects.

6. If you are using a polarizer, make sure that the source of light is perpendicular to the object.

7. You can change your white balance setting from auto to cloudy whenever you are shooting bright landscapes and outdoor portraits.

8. Do not use the flash mode when the setting is already sunny.

9. Zoom in to emphasize a certain asset or characteristic of the subject being shot.

10. Keep practicing until you get your perfect photo.

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Romanian 21 months ago from Oradea, Romania

Your tips are beautiful, especially the video tutorials about how to pose like a model.

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