6 Tips On Digital Photography

December 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Digital Photography Tips

Just got your brand new digital camera? Or are you a seasoned user who wanted to take better shots? With some efforts and skills, you can definitely take beautiful shots with just a point-and-shoot digital camera. Below are 6 tips on digital photography that you can use:

1. Know Your Camera ThoroughlyWhen you first purchase your digital camera, there is a pretty thick instructional manual inside the box. I know it is tedious to read but you MUST! Spend an hour or two to get familiar with all the features that your digital camera has. Most people under utilized their cameras’ features, that is one of the reasons why many of their shots are not “pro” enough.

2. Be AdventurousDon’t be shy. Be more adventurous and take as many photographs as you want. Try taking those photos in different angles too! Nowadays, most digital cameras come with generous memory cards storage. It is enough for you to take hundreds of shots. Out of so many shots, at least one of them will turn out extremely good. Trust me on this!

3. Lighting AwarenessEven without deep knowledge on how lighting can affect a photograph, you can still be aware of certain basic aspects. For example, For example, if the sun is directly behind your subject, he or she may turn out as a silhouette. Try to let your subject to be in a shade and your camera setting be in “flash on” mode. The effect will be better.

4. Take Close-Up ShotsDo you know that it is often more interesting to take a close-up shot than from a distance? Sometimes the subject’s whole body do not have to be in the photo. Finer and more interesting details can be seen in a close-up shot. If your subject is a person, vivid facial expressions can be captured and your photos will be more lively.

5. Don’t Set Up Every ShotYou don’t need to set up every single shot. You can take photos of people when they are unaware. Sometimes candid shots are the best photos taken. It looks more natural and inject more fun into the pictures!

6. Try New StuffsDon’t be afraid to get on the ground and take pictures in a totally different angles. Sometimes, it gets so boring when all your photos are so “upright”. Take some photos at different angles. For examples, you can take a photo of your friend from the bottoms looking up instead!

You don’t need to be a “pro” to take great shots. Some of the most beautiful shots are taken just using a simple digital camera. I hope the above tips on digital photography can help you kick-start your journey to become a better photographer.


Johnny Sinclair has done photography for over 10 Years and has taught many beginners on how to improve their photography skills. Discover how you can access professional picture-taking secrets and capture the best digital images of your life at http://www.DigitalPhotographySpot.com

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