Often people think that having a better camera will make them a better photographer. Well, I think you are wrong. Having a better camera does help but it will not magically make your photos amazing. You need to know how to handle an efficient camera and understand its settings.
However, you don’t have to buy a new camera. You can capture beautiful picture even with a regular camera, if you practice regularly, follow the basics and avoid common mistakes.
– Go through the manual
Understanding the gadget you handle is very important for its optimal use. You must read the entire manual and be familiar with each and every function, key, feature and limitation of your camera. Try to understand the functionality of each and every button, switch, and control and menu item.
– Know your setting
Understand regular actions such as flash, blur reduction, face detection, lens focus etc. Some camera offers different types of manuals for beginners, amateurs and experts on their website so check them out.
– Capture high quality picture
Adjust the resolution of your camera to the highest quality available so that you could take highest resolution photographs. Pictures with higher resolution are easier to edit as compared to the low quality ones. Good quality pictures are also printable. However, these images are bigger in size therefore you may want to buy a memory card with bigger storage.
– Use the automated features
If you are still at the learning stage then I would recommend that you set your camera to its automatic modes. Many digital SLR cameras call this mode as “Program” or “P” mode. I would advise not to set your camera to manual.
Most of the cameras have a highly advanced automatic metering and focusing system which could bring amazing difference into your photographs. If you still are not satisfied by the output then you can manually operate certain features.
– Carry your camera
Always carry your camera. This will provide you with ample amount of opportunities to take pictures and even click some really good ones. When you have the right camera, you will see the world through its lens.
These are some of the basic points that must be considered by all budding photographers. If you have something to share on the topic, please feel free to share.