Digital Photography Tips

Welcome to our digital photography tips and tricks page. Whatever your level of photographic experience photography should be rewarding and fun. It's not so much fun though when it all goes wrong. So here are some simple pointers to having some finger clicking fun. 

Simple basic digital photography tips before you you start taking photos

  1. First things first,put a memory card into your camera so you are not limited as to how many photo you can take. You can always delete what you don't want
  2. Be prepared and don't forget to take your camera out with you, A photo opportunity could come along at any time.
  3. Play around and experiment with your camera before you start taking serious photos. Read your cameras manual to learn what the different camera functions do and how to use the differen settings. Automatic mode is not always the best.
  4. Always take a soft micro fiber cloth with you to clean your lens before you start taking photographs. It can be very disappointing to think that you've just taken a great shot only to find there was a smudge on the lens and the photo is ruined.
  5. Never put glass or lens cleaner directly on your lens. Doing this will take away the special coating present on most lenses. Instead use a clean, dry, soft micro fiber cloth and rub very gently. If you have a stubborn mark on your lens then dampen the cloth slightly by breathing on it. Never breath directly onto the lens itself.
Hold the camera firmly with both hands

Hold the camera firmly with ttwo hands

Digital photography tips for when out taking photos

  1. Don't take a photo directly into the sun. Always look for another angle to take the shot from to avoid the picture being ruined by glare.
  2. When taking shots with the sun behind you beware of shadows creeping into your picture. This s especialy true in the autumn when the sun is lower in the sky and the shadows are longer.
  3. Keep it simple, keep the attention on your intended subject. Don't allow background clutter to distract from your subject.  allow background clutter to distract from your subject.
  4. Keep your subject in your viewing screen when you take your shot. Always make sure that you get all or as much as possible of your subject in the photograph.
  5. Don't make your subject too small in your photograph, Try to get close enough to your subject so that they can  be seen clearly in your photo. Zoom in if you have to.
  6. Never take a photo using only one hand always use two hands to hold the camera firmly and steadily. If the  camera moves while you are taking the shot the photo will spoil and if you drop the camera it's probably going to be expensive.
  7. Try never to rush a shot, take your time and get it right.
  8. Never take just one photo, take several and delete the ones that you don't want.
  9. When zooming in to take a photo it is always best to use a tripod to keep the camera steady and  avoid blurring the photo from camera movement. If you do not have a tripod then look for something to rest your caera on to take the shot. If nothing is avaliable to use then hold the camera firmly with both hands and keep your elbows tucked into your chest for support.
  10. When taking a macro shot of say a flower do not push the camera as close as you can get it to the subject, Doing so will take light away from the subject. Instead pull your camera back a little and zoom in instead.
  11. When taking shots of wildlife remember that planning and patience are the keys.
  12. When taking panoramic shots move the camera slowly and steadily in one direction. Avoid any sudden jerky movements.
  13. When taking architectural photos of say an old building. Find the best angle to get all of the building in. Patience is key here especially if the building is in the public domain. Try to find the right time when crowds and vehicles are not going to spoil the shot.
  14. Try to be unique in your photography. Get up early and go the extra mile to try and get the shot that you believe no one else has.
  15.  When taking photos of moving objects place your camera into sports mode or change your shutter speed to a fast speed to slow or stop the motion of your subject.