There is no point in comparing the quality provided by a digital camera with that of a film camera. Although they look and perform like the traditional cameras, yet they are equipped with unique and unparallel features that make even regular pics look amazing. The current trend is guiding us towards easier to use cams as people are becoming more concerned about picture quality rather than complex handling of the device, which is a given in film cameras.
Regardless of what kind of cameras you use and your expertise in photography, we must acknowledge the fact that the basics of taking a good picture have remained the same even though our cameras have changed drastically. For instance, a tripod has not lost its values, and shutter speed still acts as an important aspect of using telephoto lenses.
However, we have come up with some tips and tricks to boost up your skills in handling your cameras. Apply them to get better pictures each time.
There are numerous varieties in this space – you can get everything from the leading digital SLRs to point-and-shoot pocket cameras. There is no perfect camera, and your best buy will depend upon your specifications.
With the correct sensors and lenses, even a point-and-shoot camera has the ability to process stunning quality pictures. Due to these devices being fully automatic, they just have to be pointed in the right direction. Lately, companies have started to include white balance controls for more demanding users. Due to their small size and great portability, they are best suited for travel and photographing congested sites.
On the other hand, we have also encountered breakthrough cameras from the same class that runs on special features like exposure compensation and manual settings, making them a bit more flexible. Hence, this camera is perfect for introducing people to the world of digital photography and for family vacations.
Meanwhile, digital SLRs come with various lenses that explode focal length possibilities. They come stocked with outright photographic controls like top quality image sensor, fast processor, accurate noise control, etc. Furthermore, the LCD behind the panel is a great platform to review images which assures that you go back with the best possible picture.
In most of the point-and-shoot cameras, you only get a standard exposure function which enables you to underexpose and overexpose the picture. Thus, you have the ability to improve intensely dark and bright images right before the final click. To start with the project, try with multiple test pictures and try to find the best composition through the histogram. Also, the LCD screen is not the best place to judge a photo hence it’s better to take at least four to five version of the image and then find the best one on your laptop.
Camera companies have been kind enough to add an autofocus zoom lens in point-and-shoot cameras. It is better to go bold as you fill the whole frame with your subject. There will be no surprise if you get a whole lot of photographs that look minute in the frame. We advise you that you provide ample attention to the subject’s comparison with the frame as focusing only on the eyes will not produce the best snap.
It is always better to know about the rule of thirds which provides you with photographs that are not just technically accurate but also well composed. You just have to dissect the screen into nine equal parts and place the subject in four squares so that the picture looks beautiful, well balanced and more interesting. Of course, you can use more squares but make sure that at least a third of the image is not covered by the subject.
Point of view
One thing that can completely change your photograph is the point of view. When a simple photo is taken from an unusual angle, its dimensions and meaning change completely. You must be open to experiments as normal photographs are less than likely to gain attention. Try almost every angle possible- not only will you have a great picture but will also learn a lot.
Henceforth, you must use the above-mentioned tips in handling a digital camera. Although it seems a lot of fun, without proper knowledge, you will run out of ideas soon. Remember, there are millions of photographers out there and you have to be more than just ‘good’ to make a mark. Get up, click some pictures and never stop before you get a satisfactory result.