Friday, April 26, 2013

Photography Tips for Beginners Point and Shoot

Even though there are some limitations as to what a point and shoot camera we can do if we don’t have a fancy camera, but that doesn’t mean it can’t take great images. Points and shoot is the most basic style of camera to capture memorable moments. Digital cameras have improved a lot in the past few years.

The image quality is awesome when you push the shutter release button. They have all kind of great features to help you take better pictures.You can take great digital pictures with a little practice and some insight into how your digital camera works.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Here are several photography tips for beginners point and shoot:

a. Flash 

Using your flash when taking the picture indoor and there isn’t any sufficient natural light. Lighting tips will make a world of difference to your images. It is important to have artificial light in many macro shots. Compact camera will give you limited control of your flash.
Check your camera manual to find out how to access the flash controls. With a little lighting bolt symbol, some cameras have a dedicated button; some others have the flash control in a menu. Check the flash options once you find the flash control. If there is auto-flash setting (most of them have “it” as a default, the camera will help you to decide when to use the flash. However, you can get much better photos with a little practice and effort than the auto-flash mode will produce. 

Experiment with different methods of lighting your subject.

Macro mode will allow you to choose a large aperture, focus in the subject but the background is not. This is a fairly obvious first step. Macro mode is generally symbolized with a little flower. The subject will be closer to your lens than normal. When you press the macro mode, the camera will be able to shoot less than 10cm from the picture object. It has a special close focus mode. 
Each of digital cameras can be verified of having the macro mode, Nikon and Ricoh allows the users to be as close as 3cm from the picture subject that permits barely credible close ups of tiny objects such as little insects. 
It must be noted that it is harder to focus for the digital camera instantly while using a digital camera macro mode. So it takes a bit of time for adjustment.

c. Different Angles

Professional photographer is rarely taken from the standing eye-level position. Different angle enhance their composition and creative elements. The picture can appear much more interesting evens the plainest of subjects. You can turn your photos with a few simple adjustments into your own creative masterpieces. 
Here is 10 best positions to change your view:

   1. Climb up high

Getting a stunning view of a town or landscape below you, hill or head for the nearest tower, capturing the rolling landscape around you in a panorama. 

   2. Sit down

To give you a lower perspective and therefore new photo opportunities, be it on the floor or on a seat. When sat down, trees and people can tower over you for that overbearing feel. From seated position will look natural when taking young children rather than shooting down on them. 

   3. Go underwater

Shooting underwater is well worth a try if you have the right equipment. You could simply buy an underwater camera; this could be fun one for kids to have. That doesn’t mean you have to go diving, you can go in a pool or at beach in shallower water. 

   4. Go out to sea

Walk out into the sea, shooting up the beach rather than out to sea as most people do. Get on a boat of some sort and see what amazing picture of the coast you can get while out there. To capture some amazing wildlife photos, an organized boat trip will also give you a fantastic opportunity. 

   5. The help of stepladder

In helping to have a great opportunity to get a general overview of the scene, a stepladder will help you to get a closer to items that are slightly too high for you. Also it will help you to avoid getting people’s heads in shots. 

  6. Lie down

As you will get an ant’s eye view, this can get you some funny looks. To maximize depth of field, use a small aperture and keep an eye on your exposure if you are including the sky in your shot. For any other small items on the ground, this position is also great, close up shots of insects and plants. 

  7. Hold your camera up high

Give you a different perspective of the scene even though this may have same result as taking a step ladder along with you. 

  8. Go wide

It’s now easier than ever to take these wider shots with built in panorama modes. Select the panorama mode and sweep your camera in the direction. The images will be stitched together so you have a sweeping shot of the scene you are shooting.

   9. Shoot from under/below things

For example, to produce some great images of flowers, put low to ground but facing up towards the sky, as it make it look like they are leaning over your lens. Get a lot of skin in the picture and provides a unique opportunity.

  10. Use reflections

For changing perspective, reflections can be great tools. There are many reflections to choose such as landscape reflected in mirror-like lakes, new buildings made of glass which can reflect slightly older structures, look for puddles you can reflect people with brollys in. 

d. Playing with colors
The better you results will be when the more experiments you do with a particular scene. It is not recommended to playing color when it comes to the travel photography.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

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