When you buy your own digital SLR camera, it’s tempting to think   that now you are an extraordinary photographer. It’s ok to have confidence in yourself, but remember without the right direction and training your photography knowledge will be limited. By following these 5 Digtal SLR Tips you will notice an improvement as a digital photographer.


Tip #1 – Invest more on lenses than on the camera itself.

There’s no sense in buying a powerful digital SLR camera if you are using only the cheapest glass lens with it.   Most good photographers will tell you it’s much better to get a cheaper camera, but invest in better, more expensive lenses. Spend the time to look for what are the best lenses that you can afford.


Tip #2 – Keep your camera on you.

It also makes no sense to buy a camera, digital camera, but end up leaving it at home the majority of the time. It’s important to have your camera at your side wherever you go — you never know when a great shot’s just around the corner!


Tip #3 – Understanding the photography triangle — ISO, Aperture, and Shutter.

International Organization of Standardization or better known as ISO is the term used to refer to a camera’s film speed.   The higher a camera’s ISO setting, the more light goes to the digital sensor. It’s important to know how and when to set the ISO setting to get just the best photo quality for all lighting conditions.

The aperture is primarily the diameter of the lens opening. (“Aperture value” may be called “f/value” or “F-stop” in some cameras.) The higher the aperture or number , the smaller the diameter of the lens opening is, and then there is less light that the lens collects. A higher aperture number it means a greater depth of focus . This is good for landscape photos or when you want a lot of things in focus. Whereas, a lower number such as F/2.8 means a shorter depth of focus. This is great when you want the subject in focus but the background out of focus.

The shutter speed basically tells you how fast the shutter operates for every photo taken. Use the slow shutter speed, for lower lighting situations, but be careful not to go so slow where the picture appears blurry.  Also, use the faster shutter speed when you have fast moving objects or are photographing on a very bright day. With the faster shutter speeds you will have less blurry photos as well.


Pictures! Photographs!

When you bring your digital SLR camera to many locations you will be taking a lot more photos which is good. Isn’t digital great, not having to spend for all the film and processing costs? Please remember that when you’re taking important photos to experiment by taking different exposures and camera angles. When you do this and evaluate your digital images afterwards you will be honing your photographic skills. And who knows — you just might stumble upon a great shot! And you never know — you just might create an incredible shot!


Tip #5 – The Difference Between JPEG and RAW Format

Unfortunately few photographers recognize the differences between the diverse digital photography file types. Here are the two you need to know: RAW and JPEG. When you require to extract additional information from your photos use the RAW file setting. It’s actually very similar to a negative. ItThe RAW format works great when your photograph is a little too dark or light and you desire to tweak it.  With JPEG’s you  make as many changes, nevertheless the file size is much smaller than the much larger RAW files. The JPEG format, however, work fine for many of your basic family photos.

Remember to use these 5 Digital SLR Tips so you can suceed in taking better photos and gain a better understanding of your digital camera. To be a excellent photographer demands that you need to be a student for life as well, since there is continually something new to study about photographing better photos!




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