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.

Passion for Photography

If you are new to photography, but you are interested in embracing it as a hobby, congratulations! Photography is an immensely enjoyable pastime that you’ll be able to enjoy and share with the people around you.

What is Photography?

passion for photography

Photography and painting are the same. Each allows you to make your imagination tangible. The difference is that painters can work completely from imagination, although most of us work from life as a starting point. Both can take lifetimes to master the skills to render imaginations exactly as we intend. With inkjet printing, they are identical in that each of us is using tools to apply our imagination as physical colours to flat media, often canvas.

The confusion is that photography is much easier for a layman to use and create what looks like a technically passable, sharp and well-exposed image. As most beginners discover instantly, simply having the best tools and technically sharp images doesn’t get the glorious, passion-inspiring results they intended.

Painters and other artists often pick up any simple camera and make excellent images fast because they understand visualisation, composition and lighting, and immediately apply basic adjustments to change brightness and to optimize colours.

Artists know they have to drive the camera and make strong changes to basic controls to get their look. Beginner photographers are usually afraid to do anything other than exactly what they think to be the rules. There are no rules other than to make your images look the way you want them to.

Non-artists who want to be photographers often take much longer, if ever, to create decent images because they have been misled into worrying too much about trivial issues like noise and lens sharpness instead of real issues of light, colour, composition and gesture. Want to learn photography? Study painting.

Unskilled attempts at photography and painting are equally nasty; it’s just that it’s less obvious to laymen what’s wrong with a bad photo.

Photographers and painters both can be a little freer with their imaginations, but now with Photoshop, photographers also can make their imaginations tangible.

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