Digital Photography Techniques

With the invention of digital cameras there has been an increased image quality that directly competes with film. The extra features that came with digital cameras have for instance caused worry to experienced photographers that it would be difficult to master them. This should not be the case as one only needs to master these new controls through practice as they themselves the techniques of digital photography. There is an endless list of digital photography techniques with expert photographers coming up with new ones through trials. The question would be which technique is currently the best? This would depend on you as the photographer as by you trying the various techniques you will end up settling on your favorite. Some of these digital photography techniques include:

AVOID SHAKING THE CAMERA

Camera shake would determine whether you come up with a blurred image or a sharp one for that matter. A photographer should at all cost avoid camera shake in order to produce sharp images. This can be achieved by holding the camera with both hands as this will always give it a firm grip. The camera should be held close to the body. There should be little difference if any between the shutters speed and the lens focal length.

RULE OF THIRDS

You should try and divide the image into nine equal squares by creating two imaginary horizontal lines across the image and two imaginary vertical ones. These will help you position the image well in readiness for a shootout as different images will look best with their focal point positioned at different places. This technique makes the eyes wander the frame therefore creating interesting and pleasing pictures.

POLARIZED FILTER

Try and make your lens filter a polarizer as this reduces reflection from various bodies like glass and water. A polarized filter improves the sky color and also protects your lens.

SIMPLE BACKGROUNDS

Neutral colors are the best for your background as they help to draw the eyes towards the focal point of the image. Only what needs to be in the shot is what needs to be included as unnecessary things would be a cause of distraction to the eye.

CAMERA SETTINGS

A photographer should always be checking and resetting his camera as he moves from one picture to another. Your ISO should be the right one for every shot. This will ensure you are always ready for the next shot.