Life may be a long and winding road filled with humps and stopovers but the whole experience of it is too beautiful for you to not be taking pictures. Every day, people make new memories. Some are good while some are not so good. But for the special moments that turn into wonderful memories, they are the ones you want to capture the most and treasure. Cameras can do that. They can capture the best of the memories and preserving them for you to look back on in the future. So if you have just bought a camera for yourself to face the world and capture the moments worth saving, you should know that it’s not as easy as it may seem. It’s not just a simple ‘position the camera then click’ like what you may be thinking. If you are just starting with photography then there are some things you would need to remember.
- Do not worry too much about the quality of your digital camera. Sure there are cameras that may be more advanced than others but what you should know is that any camera is able to produce stunning pictures. In the end, it all comes down to what you choose to include in the picture and how it is framed.
- It’s all about the light. When you capture a picture, make sure to wait for the right light. That would mean waiting for the right quality, direction and quantity. If you want more detail and less contrast, you should shoot when the light is softer and diffused.
- When recording photos, there are only two file formats to choose from: JPEG or RAW. Between the two, it is recommended that you always choose the RAW format. When an image is recorded in JPEG, it becomes too compressed. Meaning, there is no chance to edit on it unless you go for Photoshop or other editing software. Also, the more you edit JPEG images, the lesser quality it becomes. When you choose RAW, you will be allowed to go back on the image and make some changes if ever the need arises.