Being able to hold a camera and shoot without actually shaking is something that requires discipline, practice and patience. These six tips show other ways of achieving the desired stability – use and abuse because a firm camera is synonymous with fabulous photos.
- Tripod: The best friend of any photographer. There isn’t actually a more stable method than taking pictures using a good tripod.
- Smooth surface: for those who do not have a tripod, you can easily improvise to land the machine on a flat surface – a table, wall or stack of books – for (albeit with some limitations) achieve virtually the same effect.
- Remote control: for those with hands trembling constantly, the best tip is, without doubt, the use of a remote control to activate the camera, because sometimes the actual movement of pressing the trigger can be enough to shake the picture. For an optimal effect, use it in conjunction with a tripod or any flat surface.
- Sit back: to get a little extra support, lean back against a wall, door or tree to shoot with greater stability.
Power accessories are important tools that all photographers consider. Regardless of the level of photography or the level of work you do, accessories come in handy in all areas of digital photography. Cameras are slick little devils, which sometimes slip from your hands; therefore having the right accessories, such as the power SLR grips can save your loads of headaches. Why buy aspirins when you can take care of the problems before they arise.
Choosing the right accessories is a job in itself, however if you know what you are searching for then the job is less demanding. Therefore, we have outlined a few accessories offered as well as tips as to which accessories are better choices than other accessories are. The tips are in between the lines, since it is up to you to decide what the better choice is since no one knows your needs like you do.
Gripping the camera
The power accessories include the SLR power grips, battery packs, battery types, and motor drivers. Power grips are an accessory that grips to the camera while giving you an extra handle on things. This can come in handy when you are awkwardly coordinated,
Needless to say, your first instinct is going to be to start comparing the different cameras available in order to pick out the best photography camera within your price range. While this is a laudable and logical approach, the fact of the matter is that they’re simply too many cameras out there for you to reliably compare each and every one.
Fortunately, nowadays there are websites that can help you do that. By simply heading over to Google and looking for websites that offer comparisons between the specifications of various cameras, you’ll find that buying cameras is a whole lot easier. Most of these sites also include reviews and tips from people who have already purchased the cameras themselves — and this could help you narrow down the photography camera of your choice even further.
Of course, even with such sites you’re going to need to start making a few decisions on your own beforehand. For example, are you looking for a ‘point and shoot’ camera or a SLR? What is the budget that you’re operating with? What do you expect your photography camera to contain by way of features? Knowing exactly what you want is
In a previous article, I talked about how camera shake is your enemy in shooting photos at night. The reason being that camera shake introduces out of focus blurring that will mess up ANY long exposure shooting – not just at night.
The blurring may not be noticeable in smaller prints, but if you want something for the wall – you may find that shot you were so proud of isn’t any good at all!
In the first “anti-camera shake” tip I said you would need a tripod and that you should shoot with a timed shutter release or use a bulb. In this way you don’t introduce shake by depressing the shutter button.
Now for one last camera shake removal technique – most of the higher quality DSLR’s and SLR’s have a feature called the “mirror lockup”.
This is another photo tip that very few of us use, but it can make a big difference.
If you didn’t know, here is how it works… When you are looking through the viewfinder you are not looking directly through the lens. You are looking at a mirrored reflection. Actually it’s two reflections. It’s these
Photography is an art that many people are into. These days, where prominent brands of digital cameras are offering myriads of notable features, more and more people are encouraged to go into photography. Aside from being fulfilled to see the beautiful shots for your own glory, photography also offers a lucrative source of income, especially to those who have an established portfolio.
Just like how any renowned photographer started, an aspiring professional camera shooter must first start from square one. Start with the basics of photography, and slowly, you will notice the improvement in your shooting skills.
To have an idea on what type of pictures you’d like to take, take time to scour some glossy magazines, as they usually have great pictures of specific subjects. The internet is also a major resource for great photos, you have the whole world to see in the worldwide web. If you now have an idea on what subject to focus on, or what photography style you’d like to imitate, you’ll somehow have a good direction as to what genre you’d like to focus on.
First of all, invest on a good digital camera. As a beginner, you
Digital photography has officially become the primary way the world captures pictures.
With cameras being included in everything from cell phones, to laptops, from handheld game players to ‘spy’ watches people are now able to take pictures more easily than ever.
Of course, we still have the standard handheld digital photography camera, but the options of colors, features, size and shape seem to be unlimited. Whether you’re shopping in department stores or online stores, you always find a wide selection of digital cameras. For this reason, making a selection can be a difficult and confusing task. Each camera has its own special selling points so to make your search easier and quicker you need to decide how you want to use your camera.
For some, digital photography is simply a fun and easy hobby. Since most cameras allow people to view their pictures almost immediately, either on their digital camera’s display panel or by sending the pictures onto a computer, making a hobby of taking digital photos is one of the fastest growing past-times around.
For others who have mastered the art, digital photography has become a way to earn income by working for
A lot of people think that a good picture is all because of excellent equipment. Although we can never downplay the role of the most modern and up-to-date tools when it comes to photography, these gadgets do not solely determine how good a photo ends up. A more important factor in creating a great picture is the photographer himself. It is the photographer who guides the camera in the specific direction and the photographer who pushes the button for the camera to capture the scene. Hence, most of the job can be traced back to the photographer.
There is presently a growing affinity to Single Lens Reflex cameras. Even though they are generally more expensive than the simpler point and shoot models, people are vying for the SLR and all its add-ons because of the thinking that they are going to be able to make breathtaking shots with such equipment. The truth is there are actually some advantages that come with digital photography cameras that one cannot enjoy with the SLR. One of which is the ability to delete a photo should one consider it to be not presentable enough. This makes it easier to start anew
A lens is what your camera uses to focus on a scene. Lenses can be cheap or expensive and big or small. If you have been researching what kind of lens you will need for what you are going to use your camera for I’m sure you have already discovered that there is a huge variety of lenses available for just about any situation possible. There are wide-angle, midrange, zoom, telephoto, and fixed lenses. So what does it all mean?
The cost and quality of camera lenses is based on a wide variety of things. It is first of all based on the size and focal length capabilities of a lens. For example, a 28-128 mm. lens will be cheaper than a 100-400 mm. lens. But what can make a lens very expensive is its aperture capabilities. A lens that can achieve a wider aperture will be more expensive (all other things constant). There are also many other things that are taken into account with price but the zoom and aperture capabilities are the main things.
Types and Focal Lengths
Wide-Angle Lens – Wide angle lenses are most commonly defined as lenses with focal lengths
A night-time photo shoot often presents a problem or two, especially when including an element of interest in the background such as architecture. In most cases a tripod or some other method of stabilizing the camera will be necessary due to the slow shutter speeds used with low-light photography. But even with a tripod, our subject needs to remain somewhat statuesque to prevent blurring. If you’ve ever tried portraits at night, you’ll know that getting clean sharp shots is almost impossible when there’s any kind of movement.
We often end up turning on our flash to get around this issue. But this leads us into another problem. Using frontal flash at night will certainly capture your subject, but everything that’s outside of your flash range, everything in the background will disappear into blackness. The resulting shot will be simply your bright subject, in a sea of blackness.
So in low light, how do we include the subject AND the background?
The answer is slow-sync flash.
It’s a pretty simple concept that combines long exposure with flash photography. There are two types of slow-sync flash available to us, and they will each produce their own
It has long been an unfortunate myth in photography that getting rid of dirt on camera image sensors is a job for professionals only. So, many an amateur has forked out $50 time and again, simply to have a few dust particles removed. It is not necessary. There is a host of fantastic equipment available to help you deal with this maddeningly frustrating part of digital photography. I want to let you know about the one, simple device that can quickly and easily deal with most cases of dirt on the sensor: squeeze-bulb blowers.
If you are on a mission to be rid of some horribly stubborn and sticky bit of dust that refuses to go away, then sensor brushes and cleaning swabs with the accompanying fluid will be needed. But I have found that simple squeeze bulb blowers eliminate dust most of the time, without any painstaking effort, without any expense, and often even during a shoot.
What is a squeeze-bulb blower?
It is a tool with a soft plastic, elliptical pocket of air that, when squeezed, draws in air through a filter at the top and pushes it out through a thin funnel