Photography Help

Photography Help Posts from 2013

How should I clean my DSLR’s lens?

To get the best out of your DSLR camera, you have to make certain that it’s lens (sensor and filter also) is clean and dust-free. Cleaning up your lens(es) can be difficult, and you have to do it with maximum caution.

Cleaning your camera’s lenses should be a frequent thing. When should you clean your lens? Naturally when it’s looking dusty and has fingerprints on it. Remember not to clean it too often, or you might harm the glass. So here are some simple hints and tricks how to clean the lens of a DSLR camera.

Use a Cleaning Cloth

A very effective method is to use a modern microfiber cleaning cloth. These thin and washable cloths pick up the dust and smudges easily from the lens or a filter. You also have to keep the cloth itself clean, either wash it regularly or have more than just one around. Remove larger particles, like pieces of (more…)


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Landscape Photography – 9 Simple Tips For Everyone

Everyone has their own view on how to take excellent landscape pictures. Whatever the situation is, there are a few simple points to follow, resulting in grand landscape photos with that extra edge everyone is looking for. Consider the 8 easy steps below and you’ll get a top class picture every time you go out.

1. Set the quality to Raw+JPEG

Arrange your camera to capture in raw and JPEG, if possible. If you can set the exposure spot-on in the camera, then JPEG is fine, but if you need to modify it later in Photoshop, a raw file is more flexible. It also includes more tonal and color details, particularly in extensive areas of color, like landscapes.

2. Use ISO 100/200

Fix your camera to the minimum ISO setting offered in the ISO menu, while not actually selecting the Extended ISO selection. For the majority of cameras, this will (more…)


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How to choose your first DSLR camera

Here is my thorough guide selecting a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera:        Do i need a big DSLR camera, what kind, and so on? Read on…

Where should we start?

Once you’ve made a decision to start seeking for a DSLR, it’s likely you have a reason for it. Maybe you see as if you’re growing out of your compact camera, either creatively or technically. Or the current camera doesn’t really offer any challenges anymore? In any case, you’ve chosen to go ahead and get a real camera – welcome aboard!

The very first and a fundamental matter you need to realize is that there aren’t (more…)


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Photography Help Posts from 2012

13 quick tips to take better night photos

Night time can offer outstanding chance to get creative photographs and discover unusual light conditions. Taking pictures in the night can be very tough because of the restrictions the dark light creates. Here are a few methods to assist you to take great, colorful and stunning shots in the night time:

1. Flash: The foremost thing a newbie should do is to try the flash. The talent lies in knowing the reach and result of the flash itself and in which way to get the best results. Flash is normally used to provide light for people or to bounce off light and deal with the shadows and dark areas. By using flash for night shots without any or with minimal ambient light is an total waste. Have an external flash unit with you. External flash are recommended over the built-in flash of the DSLRs and compacts because they offer better and smoother light.

2. Lens: The clean levels of light (more…)


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6 tips for shooting great pictures

Taking good photographs isn’t all about the camera you use, it’s about the one taking the pictures – the photographer. So, how do you learn to get the best shots possible with a digital camera? Just follow these 6 easy steps:

1. Learn how to use your camera.

Even the the majority of simple point-and-shoot cameras have a range of modes and features helping you get good pictures. The best way to get to know your camera is to simply try things out. Take pictures in different lighting conditions, on different settings, with different modes, and both staged and candid, to get a sense how your camera will do the job in certain situations. Just take a whole lot of pictures and play around for a while. Photography is a tactile art, so you have to discover by doing.

2. Always use the best lighting possible.

Natural light can make your photos considerably better without (more…)


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Introduction to compact cameras

Compact cameras are developed to be slim, small and portable, and are convenient to take quick snapshots. These cameras are often called point-and-shoot cameras. The slimmest cameras are less than 20 millimeters thin, these are named ultra-slim or ultra-compact cameras.

Most of the models have integrated with a retractable lens allowing a compact camera to (more…)


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