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You just bought a new Camera. You tear open the box skim over the manual and install the batteries then you start snapping shots blinding friends , family and pets with the flash. Sounds like fun. Then you view your photos and find they are not what you expected. I know you are thinking you wasted your money on this new fancy device. Don't throw out that camera just yet! Lets learn a few steps that will improve those digital photos.

First find that manual you skimmed over earlier and study it get to know how your camera works. What all the dials and buttons and setting in the menu are for. Really learn all these things so when you need to change shutter speed aperture or scene modes in the future it does not take much thought. Taking good photos starts with knowing how to use your camera.

Now that we know all about the camera. Let me talk a little on light and the effects it has on your digital master pieces. We all know that it takes light to have color, the source of that light effects are digital pictures tremendously. Say we are in the park snapping shots of our dog. It is midday and cloudy this type of light will produce a bluish tint to are photos. The same scene at sunset would be orange- reddish light. Candlelight and tungsten light bulbs produces a reddish light. The light at sunrise produces Cobalt and purple hues . There is so much more to all of lighting to broad for this article look at my authors byline for more.

Now that you know a little about light how do you adjust the camera settings for these conditions. Let me start out with ISO and how it effects the the way are photos are effected. ISO indicate the digital image sensor's speed or sensitivity to light. ISO stand for (International Standards Organization). Most digital cameras control the ISO setting automatically on cameras, you can set the ISO from a dial or from the camera menu. Choosing a faster or higher ISO lets you take pictures in a darker atmosphere with out a flash. The draw back to this is it creates noise in you picture. Small colored flakes. For well-lit scenes a lower ISO works well (125 or 200).

Aperture what is it? Aperture is controlled by a diaphragm mechanism, determines how much or how little the lens opens to let in the light that strikes the image sensor. This also effects how the subject is in focus. When using scene modes the camera will do this automatically. If in aperture-priority mode you set this by using f-stop such as f/16 this will let in less light. There is a lot more to aperture setting to cover here. Check out my website for more.

Shutter speed is another part of how light is let-in to capture the image in scene mode the camera will automatically set this for the type of scene you have selected. A example we are in sports mode the camera would set a faster shutter speed. If in night mode the camera would set a slower shutter speed. Now you know why it is important to learn how your camera works.

There is a lot more on learning to take good pictures. To detailed to cover in this article. If you would like to know more click on the link below. Have fun with that new camera or the one you have had for awhile. Keep snapping those pictures and blind people and pets with the flash.

Learning how to take photos can be fun and rewarding. With a little guidence you can be taking pictures like a pro. for more on this Check out my website atTaking Photos Have a great day Rick


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