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7 Tips for taking better photos with your digital camera

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The secret of a beautiful picture is due to different factors. Whether in analog or digital photography (film), a professional in this area must have in-depth knowledge about exposure, framing, focus, filters, lighting and various other concepts. AND, No matter which camera is used, capturing a great picture always depends on the equipment operator, the photographer.

But those who only wish to and improve the quality of family photos and do not want to turn photography professionals? For these, meet some simple features of digital cameras can help to greatly improve the most pictures. Below, the iG gives seven Tips to improve pictures amateurs. Check Out.
1 – Rule of thirds
In much of the published photos on social networks, the object photographed is always in the middle of the picture. This is a common practice and that diminishes the chance to compose a good photo. This is because the other Visual elements that are not in the focal point will pass unnoticed.
This is where comes the rule of thirds. Imagine the main object of the picture dividid into three equal parts (left, Center and right).
Now, whenever you have already defined your object of interest (focal point), place it in a corner of the camera screen and fill in the other two remaining parts with beautiful secondary elements as a backdrop.
Most cameras already comes with a feature which splits the screen with white lines (grid), to assist in translating into practice the concept of the rule of thirds.
2 – Use flash with caution
One of the most imprecise is the automatic modes of flash. He often fires at the wrong time. Common examples of “disaster” with flash are pictures of friends in nightclubs, in which the skin tone is not natural because of the proximity of the flash.
Avoid using the flash to take pictures of landscapes at night or when the object is separated by a glass. Conversely, the lack of flash can cause someone on a sunny day underneath a tree skirt in the photo with shadows on her face, caused by the branches and leaves.
At times when the flash is messing up in dark environments, Learn how to set up the ISO, that we discuss in the following tip.
3 – Learn to configure the ISO
In many places, how museums, It is forbidden to take pictures with flash. In other situations, like in car racing, It is difficult to draw sharp pictures of moving objects.
In these two situations, meet the ISO can save the day. This feature controls the amount of light that enters the camera's sensor and the shutter speed. Just set it in settings for the optimal size in each situation.
Increase the ISO in photos with objects in environments with little lighting and when you want to capture moving objects. One drawback of using a high ISO value is the noise in the image (tendency to grainy image). But this kind of problem can be fixed with image editing software.
When the ISO is too low the objects in fast movements can exit jitter, due to slow shutter. The best results with low ISO are obtained in locations with great lighting, with stationary objects and, If possible, with the fixed camera on a tripod. Under these conditions, the quality of colors and contrast of the photo will be far superior to a high ISO Auto mode or camera.
4 – Use the Macro mode on small objects
In the photograph there is no limit to the creativity of what can be photographed. It may happen that one day while strolling on the beach, you get a siri of 2 '' alongside a small ladle you call attention as a great candidate for a great photo.
The problem with this specific example is to capture an animal so small in detail. In automatic mode, the camera's focus is probably “lost”.
So, on many cameras there is a Macro feature, represented by a symbol of a universally-flower. It serves just to take pictures of objects that are very close to the camera.
With this mode enabled, just approach as much as possible of the object, expect the autofocus fits object and tighten until the end the button to take the picture. The case initially cannot obtain the object focus, move slowly until you get.
5 – Ignore digital zoom
It's been some time that some manufacturers use the digital zoom as a marketing strategy to “fish” consumers less informed. Who ever saw a digital camera with a huge patch written “40x or more”, and in fine print “Digital Zoom”.
Making a parallel, This feature is nothing more than scan an image in your all-in-one, Open the image in computer and apply a zoom. Each “approximation” from one point of the image, This will be more grainy. In optical zoom this does not happens, because the approximation of an object is given by the set of camera lenses. And 3 x or 10 x, no loss of quality or graininess is denoted, only the power of that approach will be different.
So you prefer to purchase a camera with 3 x optical zoom and 20 x digital zoom than one with no and 40 x, respectively. And stay tuned with the cameras whose lens won't move, because most likely they don't have optical zoom.
6 – Use only the megapixels required
Currently the cameras can come with resolutions 20 megapixels or more. However, working with resolutions as high as well can bring more headaches than benefits. Especially for those who only post a photo on Facebook or Flickr in items.
To begin, not always a camera with more megapixels has better image quality. Other factors, How to capture sensor size and lens types, directly affect the result of photos.
So if the purpose of the photo is not turning it into a outdoor or give much zoom in small areas with minimal loss of quality, dispense take pictures with more than 5 MP. Above this resolution, many unnecessary details are stored, increasing file size and decreasing available space in memory. Larger files, It's always good to remember, also take longer to be transmitted on the internet and open in image editing programs.
Use the table below as a reference of megapixels needed for different types of views and print sizes.
7 – Have cards with large storage capacity
There is nothing more annoying than, during a trip, be caught unawares by a warning of insufficient space to save pictures. Avoid this sharpening and purchase a memory card of at least 8 GB. This value is appropriate for a good amount of images with resolutions around 5 MP. If the camera is capable of recording videos in high resolution (720p or 1080p) and this feature is being used extensively, Choose cards with a storage capacity of more than 16 GB.GB

But those who only wish to and improve the quality of family photos and do not want to turn photography professionals? For these, meet some simple features of digital cameras can help to greatly improve the most pictures. Below, the iG gives seven tips for improving photos amateurs. Check Out.

1 – Rule of thirds

In much of the published photos on social networks, the object photographed is always in the middle of the picture. This is a common practice and that diminishes the chance to compose a good photo. This is because the other Visual elements that are not in the focal point will pass unnoticed.

imagem gradeThis is where comes the rule of thirds. Imagine the main object of the photo divided into three equal parts (left, Center and right).

Now, whenever you have already defined your object of interest (focal point), place it in a corner of the camera screen and fill in the other two remaining parts with beautiful secondary elements as a backdrop.

Most cameras already comes with a feature which splits the screen with white lines (grid), to assist in translating into practice the concept of the rule of thirds.

2 – Use flash with caution

One of the most imprecise is the automatic modes of flash. He often fires at the wrong time. Common examples of “disaster” with flash are pictures of friends in nightclubs, in which the skin tone is not natural because of the proximity of the flash.

Avoid using the flash to take pictures of landscapes at night or when the object is separated by a glass. Conversely, the lack of flash can cause someone on a sunny day underneath a tree skirt in the photo with shadows on her face, caused by the branches and leaves.

At times when the flash is messing up in dark environments, Learn how to set up the ISO, that we discuss in the following tip.

3 – Learn to configure the ISO

In many places, how museums, It is forbidden to take pictures with flash. In other situations, like in car racing, It is difficult to draw sharp pictures of moving objects.

In these two situations, meet the ISO can save the day. This feature controls the amount of light that enters the camera's sensor and the shutter speed. Just set it in settings for the optimal size in each situation.

Increase the ISO in photos with objects in environments with little lighting and when you want to capture moving objects. One drawback of using a high ISO value is the noise in the image (tendency to grainy image). But this kind of problem can be fixed with image editing software.

When the ISO is too low the objects in fast movements can exit jitter, due to slow shutter. The best results with low ISO are obtained in locations with great lighting, with stationary objects and, If possible, with the fixed camera on a tripod. Under these conditions, the quality of colors and contrast of the photo will be far superior to a high ISO Auto mode or camera.

4 – Use the Macro mode on small objects

detalhes pequenosIn the photograph there is no limit to the creativity of what can be photographed. It may happen that one day while strolling on the beach, you get a siri of 2 '' alongside a small ladle you call attention as a great candidate for a great photo.

The problem with this specific example is to capture an animal so small in detail. In automatic mode, the camera's focus is probably “lost”.

So, on many cameras there is a Macro feature, represented by a symbol of a universally-flower. It serves just to take pictures of objects that are very close to the camera.

With this mode enabled, just approach as much as possible of the object, expect the autofocus fits object and tighten until the end the button to take the picture. The case initially cannot obtain the object focus, move slowly until you get.

5 – Ignore digital zoom

It's been some time that some manufacturers use the digital zoom as a marketing strategy to “fish” consumers less informed. Who has never seen a digital camera with a huge patch written “40x or more”, and in fine print “Digital Zoom”.

Making a parallel, This feature is nothing more than scan an image in your all-in-one, Open the image on your computer and apply a zoom. Each “approximation” from one point of the image, This will be more grainy. In optical zoom this does not happens, because the approximation of an object is given by the set of camera lenses. And 3 x or 10 x, no loss of quality or graininess is denoted, only the power of that approach will be different.

So you prefer to purchase a camera with 3 x optical zoom and 20 x digital zoom than one with no and 40 x, respectively. And stay tuned with the cameras whose lens won't move, because most likely they don't have optical zoom.

6 – Use only the megapixels required

Currently the cameras can come with resolutions 20 megapixels or more. However, working with resolutions as high as well can bring more headaches than benefits. Especially for those who only post a photo on Facebook or Flickr in items.

To begin, not always a camera with more megapixels has better image quality. Other factors, How to capture sensor size and lens types, directly affect the result of photos.

So if the purpose of the photo is not turning it into a outdoor or give much zoom in small areas with minimal loss of quality, dispense take pictures with more than 5 MP. Above this resolution, many unnecessary details are stored, increasing file size and decreasing available space in memory. Larger files, It's always good to remember, also take longer to be transmitted on the internet and open in image editing programs.

Use the table below as a reference of megapixels needed for different types of views and print sizes.

tabela megapixels

7 – Have cards with large storage capacity

There is nothing more annoying than, during a trip, be caught unawares by a warning of insufficient space to save pictures. Avoid this sharpening and purchase a memory card of at least 8 GB. This value is appropriate for a good amount of images with resolutions around 5 MP. If the camera is capable of recording videos in high resolution (720p or 1080p) and this feature is being used extensively, Choose cards with a storage capacity of more than 16 GB.GB

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