Believe it or not, there are still many owners of digital cameras that still do not understand the basic settings of their cameras. In result, they only rely on the Auto mode when shooting and accept what they come up with as adequate. Yet we know that the camera has a lot of settings and an error in setting may result in a disappointing picture. This may affect the willingness of some people to experiment various settings on their cameras. True, the Auto mode on cameras these days are quite smart in making a safe photograph result. But still, aren’t you curious in what your camera can optimally do? At the least we should familiarize ourselves and at least have tried every basic settings on our cameras so we’ll know what needs resetting when faced with different situations.
Though it may seem trivial, the following settings will aid you in getting better photo results if set correctly. For a more detailed explanation, consult your camera’s manual because what I’m posting here is more general in nature: Read the rest of this entry » .
The following are some common mistakes made by beginner and amateur photographers. The people at Panasonic found these via a survey they conducted, numbered in order of its frequency.
1. Most common mistake made by digital camera users, of up to 35.2% of the people surveyed, is the loss of battery power. Digital cameras, obviously, only work with batteries installed. Therefore, bestselling digital camera models usually have long battery life (capable of taking up to 500 shots).
2. The second most common mistake, at 29.3%, is the blurriness of the photographs due to camera shakes. Camera shakes are of course the fault of its users. However, a good camera will lessen these affects with its more ergonomic shape and faster shutter speeds. Read the rest of this entry »
Novices in the world of photography are filled with curiosity and wonder or they may be filled with a sense of inferiority from other more experienced photographers. What are some points new photographers should understand?
Don’t ignore the camera’s manual.
Many people new to photography wants instant gratification to the craft. They demand themselves to understand every feature of their camera as quickly as possible. One fatal mistake often made is ignoring the camera’s manual. Many quickly resort to seeking information in forums and only without first trying to figure the basics out on their own. Every basic information of your camera’s functionality is included in the manual. Asking such basic questions on the internet forums may annoy other forum goers. Like the saying goes: RTFM (read the F$%#ing! manual), dear readers!
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