Camera Buttons and Dials

Different settings and buttons, what do they do?

So with the variety of different digital camera models and brands on the market the basics are the same just where the buttons are, and the menus are, differs. We are going to take a look at a Nikon d5300 just to give you a better idea of what does what.

Below we will work on helping you to better understand your camera

So let’s start on the top of the camera there you will see the buttons generally used most often and ones that you wish to have at easier access.

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My photos are not sharp, Why?

This is a question I was asked a while ago.  I spoke with a lady that just recently received a new SLR camera (Single lens reflex) one that you can change your lenses and has many options.

Well she went on a holiday, took many photos and once she was home and looked at them on the computer screen she was a bit disappointed as what she thought she captured clearly was actually out of focus. Her subject, which generally was a family member, was in a hazy focus in most of her images. This can be a bit disheartening when your excited to be using a BIG camera for holiday photos.

So let’s look at this a bit more and why this can happen.

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Beginner photography gear – what to start with

To start out you need some basic beginner photography gear

Starting with the camera, one that fits your budget and has the features you can understand and features you can grow into. You do not necessarily need to purchase a new camera.  There are many good site and shops that you can purchase a well taken care of used or refurbished camera.  This is what I did when I started out.

A sturdy tripod, one that is not to heavy, yet stable enough to hold your camera steady in varied terrains. One that is easy and fairly quick to set the legs out. The  one on the left is a compact easy traveler yet sturdy and the one on the right is a heavier and larger style tripod. Continue reading “Beginner photography gear – what to start with”

How to use the camera with a tripod – stable camera helps to achieve sharper images

How to use camera with tripod

Tripod use sounds pretty simple but there are a few important things that you should take into consideration when using one. To start, how to use the camera with a tripod so that it stays stable and safe. Your camera is generally worth considerably more money than the tripod so you want to make sure it is very stable.

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How to learn about digital photography

How to learn about digital photography

There are many ways to learn about digital photography and how to teach yourself digital photography. The main way that I find best is by doing. Read about a few things then go out and experiment. Don’t try to learn everything all at once.

The nice thing these days with the digital age is that you can get instant gratification and you can instantly see what you like or what you want to change about the photographic image that you just captured. Continue reading “How to learn about digital photography”