Saturday, August 2, 2008

Top 5 digital photography tips

1. Reduce your flash output-The build-in flash of the digital camera puts out to much light very close to the lens causing a bad shoot,so here is what you need to do:
First program your flash output less by setting to -1,or -2,etc.If it's still putting out to much light,you can partly cover the flash head with your finger when it making the picture.The light of the flash going through your finger will be softer and much warmer

2. Avoid high contrast situations-It causes trouble for both film and digital photography,because if the highlights and shadows are too extreme you will lose detail in both areas.Therefore,try your best to avoid high contrast situations.Patchy lights is a classic example of what to avoid.

3. Move in closer-Each time you spot a subject, snap a shot and then move in closer for a better shot. Having your subject almost fill the frame helps your viewer understand and appreciate your photo. Also, details are often more interesting than an overall view.Keep moving in closer until you are sure the photo will successfully represent your subject.

4. Compose with care- Make every effort to keep the photo balanced and beautiful. On one level or another, everyone responds better to a picture that has all elements in balance.Strive to lead the eye along an interesting path through the photo, with the use of strong lines or patterns.
  • Keep the horizon level;
  • Crop out extra elements that you are not interested in (more on this is the next tip);
  • Consciously place your subject where you think it most belongs rather than just accepting it wherever it happens to land in the photo;
  • Play with perspective so that all lines show a pattern or lead the eye to your main subject
  • Keep anything that would distract out of the picture.
  • Focus on your subject
5. Keep your camera settings simple-This doesn't necessarily mean keeping your camera set on "Program" - while this mode may be perfect in its simplicity, it may be frustrating in its tyrannical control.Instead of relying on a fully automatic program, pick a simple, semi-automatic program such as aperture-priority and master shooting in that mode. Then, you'll be able to control certain basics without letting the other basics control you, and thus keep that 150 page manual where it belongs - in your camera bag.Also bring a tripod. This one item can solve camera shake issues and help you get beautiful evening shots.

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