Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Camera

Alright, before I begin, sorry for not posting any earlier, I've been very busy as of late…but yeh I found the time nowJ

Hopefully by now all you guys would have bought yourself a camera! If not, and unsure of the type of camera to buy etc. check out the "What is Digital Photography" link. If you are still unsure, iv set out to link some good amateur cameras on the Amazon sidebar.

For this guide I'm going to begin teaching you the ins and outs of a digital SLR, for those wanting a guide on the other forms of cameras you'll have to be a bit patient, and in the mean time, it doesn't hurt to learn about SLR's anyway!

Alright! To get started, you'll need two things the camera and the instruction manual. While this digital photography guide will defiantly set you on your way to photography greatness, it won't prevent you from reading the manual. To understand you camera properly you'll need to read your instruction manual. Sure, as soon as you pull out your camera from its box you'll want to start snapping right away, but if you want clean and crisp and clear shots you'll want to not only finish this guide but also read your instruction manual. I know, the manual does seem long, and it may take some time to actually read it all, but trust me once you read it you'll be a better photographer! And also, don't feel the need to remember all of the information in the manual at once.

Ok, read your instruction manual??

Alright now before we begin, you will need to do these things to get ready!

  1. Make sure you are free for a few hours, learning the camera is difficult and setting time aside to focus is very important.
  2. Grab a jug of water, or a drink, learning about the camera is very dehydrating!
  3. Make sure you have charged batteries on you; it would be very annoying to have your batteries die on you. IF you want you may also have a spare battery in hand, in case the current ones die.
  4. Be ready to start experimenting! Sure it's all well and good to read this guide and absorb the information, but great photographers come about through much practice. Remember, it doesn't cost you a cent to take shots, and unwanted ones can be deleted in a jiffy. So whenever you come across a new concept in this course, always try practicing it yourself on your own camera.

Ok, once you have these things down pat, on my next post will be about Lenses, including tips on when to use specific lenses as well as how to put a lens in!

Anyways till then, happy snapping!