Basic Digital Photography Techniques

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Here is a collection of articles with information on Basic Digital Photography Techniques. You can find some more guides and tutorials in the Digital Cameras and Digital Photography categories.

Digital Cameras Basic Digital Photography I: The Old Rules Still Apply

For the majority of us, taking photographs is a rather "informal" event. We spend minimal time posing our subjects, setting up the shot, adjusting the lighting, and so forth. However, understanding some of the basics of digital photography and taking just a bit of time prior to pressing the button can greatly improve the quality of the pictures we create. Digital cameras introduced two great features into our world. One is the ability to delete pictures and try again. Beginning photographers need to experiment and practice. Digital cameras allow us to do this inexpensively. The second great feature is the ability to edit after the fact. However...

Basic Digital Photography II: Getting the Light Source Right

Lighting is the single most critical factor in determining the quality of any photograph. Although with digital cameras you can edit after the fact, such features are limited and it is more effective to assure that you get the best exposure when taking the shot. The amount of light on the image sensor, or exposure, is determined by the opening/closing of the aperture, the length of time that the shutter is open, and the amount of light present. For the purposes of this article, the discussion will be limited to working with and enhancing the light present for the shot. When the light in a situation is not sufficient or when you want to create a different effect with highlights and shadows...

Basic Digital Photography III: Taking Control of Exposure

In a previous article, lighting was identified as the element which most determines the quality of an image. Working with available light and using internal flash and external light sources were discussed. In addition to the light present, the amount of light on the image sensor, or exposure, is determined by the opening/closing of the aperture and the length of time that the shutter is open. To better understand exposure, this article will discuss aperture, shutter speed, and the concept of "bracketing". Aperture is essentially the opening that allows light in through the lens. You will see aperture indicated in "f-stops"...

Basic Digital Photography: Taking Action Shots

Personal photography has gone through a sort of mini evolution in the past 20 years as digital cameras have become popular. With the ability to take huge numbers of pictures, save them on computer, and share them over the internet, the cost of film and developing are no longer limiting factors. Although group photographs, portraits, celebrations, and vacations are still common images, personal photography now captures more impromptu and daily types of events. Photographs of fast moving action are more common as well as people are able to experiment to obtain the type of images they want without fear of "ruining" a shot that requires more skill to take...

Basic Digital Photography: Taking Night Time Images

From sparkling city skylines to moonlit rural landscapes, night time scenes can be enchanting. Although digital cameras are capable of capturing more color within a night scene than the human eye is capable of registering, capturing such a view requires some adjustments and special techniques to avoid blurry, underexposed photographs. The following tips will provide a good starting point for beginners as they begin to experiment and practice with night photography. Many digital cameras have a "night" setting. If it is available, this feature needs to be selected. Although most models of digital cameras can create a reasonable night time image, higher resolution cameras produce higher quality low light photographs...


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