Monday, 23 May 2011

Digital Photography for Beginners

The most exciting in the world of photography nowadays is the existence of digital imaging or digital photography wherein the production of photographs does not require any other mechanical device or chemicals. All you need is a digital camera were you can store and manipulate photos through Micro SD chips and save it on your personal computers. Digital photography is so popular because of its convenience and ease of use. Digital photography has now become a new kind of art. Some of the basic concepts you need to put in mind when you plan to engage in digital photography:
Ambient light which refers to the natural light around the object. If you opt for the natural light, the best time of the day to take those shots is before and after an hour on sunrise and sunset.
The aperture of your lens. The amount of light passing through your camera lens can be controlled by adjusting the "f" stops. Take note that the larger the f stop, the lesser light passes through your lens. You need this setting if the natural surrounding of the object is bright.
Contrast is the differentiation of the brightest part of the picture to its darkest part.
Resolution refers to the degree of clarity of an image which is measured by dots per inch on hard copy and pixels per inch on display screen. The higher the dots or pixel per inch, the better and clearer image you can get.
These are just a few basic terms in digital photography. With a digital camera on hand, you can start taking shots and store them digitally and later on, through the help professional image editing software, you may find yourself engaging in this wonderful new form of art.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Digital Cameras

There are many digital cameras around that are so tempting to buy because of the specifications indicated on their labels. You will discover that some are cheap while some are so precious and costly. Just what are the features and qualities you must watch out for with digital cameras? Here are some of them as well as the reasons why you should consider these features:

1. The size of the digital cameras. You will see that some are so small and light while others are so bulky or heavy. Sometimes, people believe that the smaller the size of digital cameras, the better it is. They believe this is so because size and portability matters when taking pictures anytime and anywhere. But sometimes this is not the case because when the size of the fingers of the user is bigger and does not fit in to the digital camera’s buttons, the seems to be a captivating moment becomes a nightmare when you can’t push the right button when the most awaited moment unfolds on your eyes. Digital cameras that are heavy or large are reserved for serious and professional photography. The lenses can be interchanged for various settings desired by the photographer. These are often packed with higher resolutions and the image can be printed on large paper formats without sacrificing the quality of the image.

2. The memory of the camera. The rule of the thumb here is that the more, the merrier. Choose a digital camera that is packed with higher memory to ensure that you will not run out of memory card space.