Digital Photography Techniques And Tips: Learn How To Capture
Use these digital photography techniques and tips to get
the most from your digital camera. Do you want to be able to learn
basic photography techniques and take
great photos in any situation?
I'll give you digital photography lessons and practical advice on
getting the best results, whatever the subject: - Portraits, Wedding
tips, Close-up or Macro, Landscape, Night, Sports, Infrared – you name
Remember: Be INSPIRED and GET CREATIVE.
The first area we need to cover is your digital camera. Your
camera is a tool! You need to know how your camera works
– its functions and capabilities.
Familiarise yourself with your digital camera by trying out each of the
features and read the manual as you go.
Don’t be afraid to take lots of pictures – this will help you
understand the camera more.
In order to make best use of these digital photography
techniques, you need to be able to have manual control
over your camera's functions – this gives you a lot more creative
control over the resulting image.
The types of digital photo techniques you can apply will be different
depending on the type of camera you have – smaller point-and-shoot
cameras typically will have fewer options - or limit you to common
More advanced digital SLR's will give you greater flexibility over how
the picture is taken. These ‘Prosumer’
and ‘DSLR’ models also have interchangeable
lenses that allow for further creative photo options.
Before we look at some of the more advanced digital photography
techniques, I want to quickly recap on some of the basic skills that
will make a huge difference to your amateur photographs in minutes.
Frame Your Shot. A frame focuses attention
inside the picture. Your photos can include their own frame to add
drama and draw attention to the subject. Try taking a picture through
an archway, through a window or even out of a cave.
Get Closer. One of the most important
rules of photography is to get closer to your subject. By getting
closer to the subject, there is less chance of the surroundings
distracting the viewer's eye when displaying your photograph.
To acquire a good camera technique and gain an excellent digital
photography education, you should sign up for an online photography
class at one of the many online schools.
You can find out more information by searching for the institute
of photography in Google.
While online photo courses are useful, they can be quite expensive. You
can learn about photography tips and tricks quite quickly in your spare
time just by reading this website or buying Amy's Digital
Photography Success ebook.
My last tip before you start is...fix one thing in your mind...move
around. The best photographers know that a particular
point-of-view makes or breaks a photograph. Find more useful tips at DPTips-Central.
You need to be creative with your shots and always look
for – the different angle - the other
direction. Practise these digital photography techniques and be different
for more impact and fun!
Digital Macro Photography
as it is more commonly known is useful if your favourite subjects are
small. If you are photographing flowers, insects or jewellery, you’ll
need to get close to fill the frame.
Macro means taking pictures of subjects nearer your camera than it will
normally focus. Typically that means between a few centimetres and a
Portrait photographs is an art with few masters. A digital
photography technique that you might assume is easy, because all you
are doing is capturing a person’s likeness.
There are many elements that go into making a great portrait – make-up,
lighting, the equipment, camera and subject. The main question I ask
myself when taking a portrait shot is ‘Why am I taking the portrait?’
Is it formal, casual, comical, etc...
Instead of registering visible light – that is green, red and blue –
the camera records images made by invisible light, which is beyond red.
Without sounding too ‘techy’, light that has longer wavelengths than
ordinary red light.
Going infrared requires screwing a filter onto your lens. Blues turn
almost black and green becomes a ghostly white.
Black And White Digital
Almost all digital cameras have a series of black and white or
monochrome modes within their menus that allow you an easy way to get
extra creativity from your shots, when you need it.
A black and white image is a record of the brightness of your subject.
That is how black and white photography works. It excels in capturing
shapes, patterns, lights and moods.
A well composed landscape
shot should have a beginning, a middle and end, just like a good story.
The quality of light can have a profound effect on the appeal of a
landscape photograph, so make it your priority.
Generally the best time to shoot a landscape photo is in the early
morning or late afternoon. The sun is lower in the sky and the light
has beautiful warmth to it.
Digital Wedding Photography
The key to successful wedding
photography is preparation and planning. You’ll need to visit
the venues, before-hand and also talk to the bride and groom about what
shots you’ll need to keep everyone happy.
An essential piece of kit for the wedding is a flash. There will be a
lot of indoor photos and a tripod would also be useful.
Digital Sports Photography
photography involves capturing the action of a fast-moving
subject or event. At fast-paced sport's events, this can be a real
This is one of the trickier digital photography techniques. Timing is
everything with action photography – often you only have a split second
to take a picture.
This type of photography requires long exposures to get enough light
onto the sensor, so a tripod is a must. You can be really creative with
night shots and some of my favourites include fireworks and cityscapes.
More About Digital
I hope you have found these digital photography tips and techniques to
be useful and interesting. If you want to keep up-to-date with this
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Photography Blog or join the World Photography Club
By the way, my friend and business partner, Amy Renfrey, has a great
and easy to follow ebook called Digital Photography
Success. If your photos are less than satisfying, then
let Amy show you the photography techniques and tips required to make
your pictures superb and outstanding with sharp clarity and perfect
Amy is offering a special deal on her photography courses*
at this moment in time so make sure get yours before it’s too late.
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