Using a DSLR

A beginner’s guide to using a DSLR:

Quality is the word right at the centre of today’s world. People invest in high-quality camera equipment to take photos for their blogs, social media and business. In the world of photography, DSLR is almost synonymous with high-quality.

If you have invested in a DSLR or plan to invest in one, here is a beginner’s guide to help you get started. Everyone with a DSLR is not a photographer. There’s a lot more to photography than just using a high-quality camera. A lot will be achieved if you learn to use your camera in the right way.


Learn capacities and settings of your camera

We are all guilty, more often than not, of skipping the manual for a few run-of-the-mill devices, like a cell phone or a regular point and shoot camera. When it comes to a DSLR camera, there are several settings, buttons and modes that you need to know about. Firstly, you need to read your manual from cover to cover; acquaint yourself with all the settings, controls, features and capacities of your camera. Some of them may seriously surprise you! Each DSLR camera is a little different, so it’s vital to understand which functions your camera includes.

Shooting Modes (Auto and Manual)

DSLR allows you to have more control over your photographs, and this happens best in manual mode. Yes, you can definitely take good photos in auto mode – not denying that – but the greatest photos that are customized are more realistic via the manual mode.

Manual mode is intimidating at first because you need to figure out the exposure by yourself. This means that you need to deal with setting value aperture, shutter and ISO – it’s a lot to take in, right? But trust me, this will make all the difference in your photos.

Using the auto mode is basically giving your camera control of shutter speed and aperture, but does not mean that you will not get a good photograph. For more information, please contact Camalot Rentals.

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