Guest Post: Tips to Great Digital Photography

Digital photography is real art and demand dedication and continuous practice to master the skill. Not only amateurs but experienced and professional photographers also have to delve into hard work and constant learning to take great photographs with the help of their digital camera. In fact, you need to have at least basic yet essential knowledge of digital photography to hone your craft and there are many useful tips that can help you to do so.

Tips for Digital Photography:

Following lines explain some of the most effective tips to become a great digital photographer.

Reset Camera Settings:

There is nothing more annoying to find that your so called perfect picture has been ruined just because you forget to reset your ISO and saturation settings from your previous shoot. You can avoid this by checking and resetting your camera before going to take the next picture because every shoot has its own particular requirements.

Format, Not Erase:

Data corruption can also be quite irritating and can also delete your pictures. In this regard, you need to format your memory card as formatting wipes it clean and rewrite any pertinent information whereas erasing does not do so. Therefore, it is better to format your memory card if you want to avoid the incidences of data corruption.

Update Your Firmware:

Firmware is actually built in software available in most of the latest digital cameras that you can use for processing images and it even enables you to control different camera features. You can go to the website of your camera manufacturer to verify that you have an update firmware in your camera. This is important to take high quality pictures that you later want to display in exhibitions or convert them to things like custom canvas prints.

Charge your Batteries Regularly:

Do not just assume that batteries of your camera are fully charged but ensure it. You need to always have a spare battery with you if you often go outside and shoot beyond the capacity any battery. Change the batteries before embarking on your photography session to make it sure that you have enough life in your camera.

Set Image Size:

Most of the photographers usually shoot at the highest resolution available in the camera without realizing the fact that they do not always need to. Sometimes it is better to
shoot at lower resolution to get best results. Similarly, using lower resolution means that you can achieve faster shooting rate and your memory card will accommodate more pictures as well. For instances, low resolution will help you in avoiding delays while camera is cleaning its buffer while you are busy in sports photography.

Auto Focus or Manual Focus:

It is very easy to become totally dependent on the auto focus feature of your camera. However, there are many occasions and sites where manual focus will do the job for you.

For instance, focusing precisely for a macro shot or pre-focusing a fast moving object can help you to take some sensational photographs that you can proudly display in your home in the shape of elegant photo canvas prints and large canvas prints.
Conclusion:

Above mentioned are some of the tips that will help you to become a great digital photographer. If you practice them regularly, they will become a second nature for you helping you to take some of the most sensational photographs ever.

 Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist from America.  His latest book of photography, Suenitos tells the story of the only daycare inside the dangerous Hidden City.  Now based in Argentina, he continues to turn his lens on social justice issues around the globe.  Connect with Jerry on MosaicHub, Facebook or LinkedIn today.  Have a story that needs to reach national media?  Email him today.

In addition to being photo editor for the Internet’s largest collection of Travel Articles, Outbounding, he is also the lead photographer for BuenosTours, the specialists in private walking tours of Buenos Aires

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