Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks

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<ul><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 1/28</p><p>YOUR TOP</p><p>DIGITALPHOTOGRAPHY</p><p>QUESTIONS</p><p>Published ByUnderwaterCameraReviews.org</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 2/28</p><p>After Youre Done Here</p><p>This guide covers a lot of digital photography tips and techniques, but thereseven more you can learn about creating the best images possible to rememberthe important events and experiences in your life.</p><p>To get the most of your photography, be sure to pick up</p><p>Dan Feildmans Your Guide to Digital Photography and youll learn everythingyou need to know about taking great digital photos any time of day and in anytype of condition.</p><p>but for now, lets get back to the Q&amp;A.</p>http://www.learndigitalphotographynow.com/a.php?a=benz52009http://www.learndigitalphotographynow.com/a.php?a=benz52009</li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 3/28</p><p>In this guide are answers to some of the most asked questions Ive received ondigital photography. Its a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and I hope you canuse them to improve your digital photography.</p><p>1 - WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE MADE BY BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHERS? . 52 - HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHERE AND ON WHAT TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A DIGITAL</p><p>CAMERA?........................................................................................................................................... 53 - HOW DO I DECIDE IS A PICTURE IS WORTH TAKING?............ .............. .............. ............. ..... 54 - HOW DO I GET THE WHITE BALANCE RIGHT?............ .............. ............. .............. ............. ..... 65 - HOW DO YOU TAKE CLEAR SHOTS FOR INDOOR SPORTS? ............. ............. ............. .......... 76 - WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES OF RAW VS. JPEG FORMAT</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHS? ............................................................................................................................... 87 - WHAT ARE THE BEST SETTINGS FOR LOW LIGHT/NIGHTTIME CONDITIONS? ............. . 108 - WHAT IS HYPERFOCAL DISTANCE?............. ............. .............. ............. .............. ............. ....... 119 - HOW DO YOU TAKE A PHOTO OF A GLASS SIGN OR A FRAMED PICTURE IN GLASS</p><p>WITH A FLASH AND NOT HAVE THE REFLECTION OF LIGHT FROM THE GLASS?...... ........ 1210 - HOW DO YOU GET HIGH CONTRAST NATURAL LIGHT BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES?</p><p>........................................................................................................................................................... 1311 - WHAT IS THE TIME LAG FROM THE TIME YOU TAKE A PICTURE UNTIL IT IS</p><p>RECORDED ON THE MEMORY CARD? ............. .............. ............. .............. .............. ............. ....... 1412 - HOW DO YOU AVOID REDEYE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS IN DIM LIGHT? ............. .......... 1713 - HOW DO YOU GET THE CAMERA INCHES AWAY FROM A SMALL OBJECT AND SHOOT</p><p>A CLEAR PICTURE? ............ .............. ............. ............. .............. ............. .............. ............. ............. . 1814 - HOW DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH GEMSTONES AND JEWELRY?............ ............. ............. ...... 1915 HOW DO YOU TAKE A PICTURE WITH STRONG SUN AND STRONG SHADE SO THAT</p><p>THE SHADE DOESNT TURN BLACK?............. .............. ............. .............. ............. ............. .......... 2116 HOW DO YOU CAPTURE THAT SPLIT SECOND LOOK IN A PERSONS EYES WHEN</p><p>THEIR PERSONALITY COMES THROUGH?............... ............. ............. ............. .............. ............. . 2217 HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND DEPTH OF FIELD?.............. ............. ............. .............. ............. . 2318 WHAT ARE THE RIGHT SETTINGS AND TECHNIQUES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING BIRDS</p><p>AND WILDLIFE?............. ............. ............. ............. ............. .............. ............. ............. ............. ........ 2419 HOW CAN I TAKE PICTURES INTO THE SUN AND AVOID LENS FLARE?........... ............ 2520 HOW CAN I TAKE GOOD PICTURES IN THE SNOW OR ON THE BEACH? ............. .......... 26HOW CAN I TAKE CLEAR, CRISP WELL-FOCUSED PHOTOS EVERY TIME? .............. ............ 27</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 4/28</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 5/28</p><p>1 - WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE MADE BYBEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHERS?</p><p>Trying to load 35mm film into the camera's SD card slot. But seriously, folks, thebiggest mistake made by beginning digital photographers is assuming that this</p><p>latest stage of photographic technology will correct *ALL* of the hurdles faced bygenerations of film photographers coming before them. Granted, advancementsin sensing technology and lens control simplify much of the labor in setting upbasic shots, but even the most advanced digital camera cannot suggestcomposition, dramatic lighting or mood behind capturing a striking photo.</p><p>2 - HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHERE AND ON WHAT TOSPEND YOUR MONEY ON A DIGITAL CAMERA?</p><p>THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND REVIEWS ARE NEARLY COUNTLESS ANDUSUALLY ONLY AGREE ON THE TOP OF THE LINE ITEM AS THEIR PICK.THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!</p><p>A better way, if you haven't done this already, is to start by making a list of yourneeds in a camera, especially the most elemental need: will you be carrying yournew camera in a bag or a pocket? I have a small pocket camera that has manyunique features, but doesn't have the all the "bells-and-whistles" that my full-sized SLR camera body offers. Determining simple needs like time-exposure,close-up, external flash control and portability can save you hundreds of dollarsand help you avoid a bad case of buyer's remorse.</p><p>3 - HOW DO I DECIDE IS A PICTURE IS WORTHTAKING?</p><p>Before digital cameras became affordable for the consumer market, choosingwhat photos to take was a matter of finances and processing time. Everyone</p><p>envied the contributing photographers for glossy magazines that had deepenough pockets to afford taking a hundred exposures to get that one keeper forthe cover. Digital photography has made it economically feasible for the amateurphotographer to feel more relaxed and experiment by taking numerousexposures and sort through them quickly without the long processing time.Should you take the photo? Take 3!</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 6/28</p><p>4 - HOW DO I GET THE WHITE BALANCE RIGHT?</p><p>For most situations the auto white balance on your camera does a good job, butthere are times when it doesn't work as well. If your camera has preset white</p><p>balance settings, you can work with them to get the result you want. If you stilldon't get the right shot, try to manually set the white balance. Change the camerasettings to manual or custom white balance, then point the camera at somethingwhite or gray -- a white/gray card or t-shirt -- filling the screen completely withthat card or shirt, and pressing the White Balance button on your camera (if youhave one). Make sure the white that you focus on is not in the shadows, and isilluminated by the artificial light of the room. If you can't get the results you want,try using the raw file format available on some advanced cameras. This takes thepictures without any automatic enhancements. The pictures can be adjusted inyour photo program later.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 7/28</p><p>5 - HOW DO YOU TAKE CLEAR SHOTS FOR INDOORSPORTS?</p><p>The main key in shooting sports is speed. You MUST have a quick shutter speed</p><p>in order to freeze the action. You can get try it with a slower shutter speed, butyou will have follow the subject with the camera as you're taking the picture, andthis can lead to very unpredictable results. To get the best results, set the ISO tothe highest setting -- 400-800. That's like using fast film in a 35 MM camera andworks better in low lighting. Action photos are difficult because of the delay in theshutter release and in recording the picture. If your camera has a rapid fire mode,then you'll want to set it to that.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 8/28</p><p>6 - WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES OFRAW VS. JPEG FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS?</p><p>When you take a picture in a jpeg format, the camera does things to it before it'ssaved. The image sensor converts analog to digital, adds any specifications thatwere made, like white balance, sharpening, contrast, image effect, digital zoom,etc. After all of that is done, the image is saved to the memory card.</p><p>In a lot of cases, that is the best way to go, because the camera is very smartabout interpreting the surroundings and adding the right specifications.</p><p>A raw file format is the unprocessed data file that is captured by the camera'simage sensor before any specifications are applied. This can be very helpful tohave when the camera doesnt interpret the light or the images the way you wantit to. If you don't get the results you want with the settings you've made for a</p><p>picture, you can take a raw picture and not have anything "added" to the image.The picture can then be edited in your photo editor to get the look that you want,rather than having to adjust from the settings made to a jpeg image.</p><p>In the picture below, the top photo was taken in auto jpeg mode and the bottompicture was taken as a raw format. The top has better lighting but less detail. Thebottom is darker but has greater detail.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 9/28</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 10/28</p><p>7 - WHAT ARE THE BEST SETTINGS FOR LOWLIGHT/NIGHTTIME CONDITIONS?</p><p>A setting of ISO 800 works best in low lighting situations but given the lightingsources, could increase the background noise. A tripod or a very steady handhelps when shooting at a slower shutter speed in low light, also. Some helpfulsettings to try are:</p><p>Subject Shutter Speed F-Stop</p><p>Fireworks 1 second 2.8</p><p>Floodlit building second 2.8</p><p>Subject lit by firelight second 2.8Typical street scene withnormal illumination</p><p> second 2.8</p><p>Shop window 1/8 second 2.8</p><p>Brightly lit street scene(maybe with Christmaslights)</p><p>1/15 second 2.8</p><p>Neon sign and brightly littheatre districts 1/30 second 2.8</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 11/28</p><p>8 - WHAT IS HYPERFOCAL DISTANCE?</p><p>Simply put, it's the distance setting that provides the best depth-of-field. Evenmore simply, it is the average distance between the nearest foreground objectand the furthest in a photo.</p><p>The hyperfocal distance is best implemented when the subject matter extends farinto the distance, and if no particular region requires more sharpness thananother.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 12/28</p><p>9 - HOW DO YOU TAKE A PHOTO OF A GLASS SIGN ORA FRAMED PICTURE IN GLASS WITH A FLASH ANDNOT HAVE THE REFLECTION OF LIGHT FROM THE</p><p>GLASS?</p><p>As with redeye reflection and eyeglass glare, the key is to find a way of eitherredirecting the angle of the flash or the angle that the camera captures theimage: the angle of incident equals the angle of reflection. Put simply if your lensand your flash are shooting at the same angle and direction, you'll get themajority of light thrown back in your frame. A polarizing filter on the camera (or insheet form placed over the glass surface) also redirect reflected light, but at thecost of some muted colors.</p><p>The following picture was taken at a downward angle with ceiling light and aflash.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 13/28</p><p>10 - HOW DO YOU GET HIGH CONTRAST NATURALLIGHT BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES?</p><p>Many factors determine the results you'll get in taking black and white photos,with the composition being the most important: black and white photos are moststartling when the elements in the photo differ. Saying this, composing amemorable black and white photo requires that your subject and setting carrywith them significantly different light-reflecting values. If the elements are toosimilar in reflecting light, no amount of ambient or artificial light will make themleap out at the viewer. Many digital cameras offer a black and white photo modeas well as offering simulations of Sepia tone, which make taking high contrastphotos easier but not foolproof.</p><p>You may also wish to take your picture in color, then convert it to black and white</p><p>with your photo editor, as in the picture below.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 14/28</p><p>11 - WHAT IS THE TIME LAG FROM THE TIME YOU TAKEA PICTURE UNTIL IT IS RECORDED ON THE MEMORY</p><p>CARD?</p><p>This great chart comes from CAMERAS.CO.UK. It shows the amount of time inseconds that it takes each camera to record one shot and five shots. Shutter lagis the delay between pressing the shutter button and the camera recording thepicture. Cameras with a long delay may cause you to miss photo opportunities.This can be a major problem for fast moving subjects such as animals, sportsand children.</p><p>Camera CategoryOne</p><p>PhotoFive</p><p>PhotosCanon IXUS 55 Ultra Compact 0.38 7.46Canon IXUS 60 Ultra Compact 0.4 7.73</p><p>Canon IXUS 65 Ultra Compact 0.37 7.72Canon IXUS 750 Stylish Digital Cameras 0.39 7.32Canon IXUS 800 IS Stylish Digital Cameras 0.29 7.27Canon IXUS 850 IS Stylish Digital Cameras 0.28 7.55Canon IXUS 900 Ti Stylish Digital Cameras 0.49 9.78Canon IXUS i Zoom Ultra Compact 1.78 14.55Canon IXUS i7 Zoom Ultra Compact 0.25 9.58Canon Powershot A410 Entry Level Digital Cameras 0.4 8.71Canon Powershot A430 Entry Level Digital Cameras 0.35 10.18Canon Powershot A530 Standard Digital Cameras 0.53 10.61</p><p>Canon Powershot A540</p><p>High Specification Compact</p><p>Digital Cameras 0.33 9.43</p><p>Canon Powershot A620High Specification CompactDigital Cameras 0.48 8.8</p><p>Canon Powershot A630High Specification CompactDigital Cameras 0.38 8.35</p><p>Canon Powershot A640High Specification CompactDigital Cameras 0.42 9.43</p><p>Canon Powershot A700 Cameras with long zoom lens 0.35 9.4Canon Powershot A710 IS Cameras with long zoom lens 0.32 8.22Canon Powershot G7 Advanced Digital Cameras 0.53 10.09Canon Powershot S2 IS Cameras with long zoom lens 0.33 7.43</p><p>Canon Powershot S3 IS Cameras with long zoom lens 0.32 7.24Casio Exilim EX-S600 Ultra Compact 0.33 17.26Casio Exilim EX-S770 Ultra Compact 0.35 11.19Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 Ultra Compact 0.37 11.17Casio Exilim EX-Z500 Ultra Compact 0.43 12.79Casio Exilim EX-Z60 Stylish Digital Cameras 0.25 8.36Casio Exilim EX-Z600 Ultra Compact 0.39 9.68Casio Exilim EX-Z70 Ultra Compact 0.27 11.13</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Digital Photography 101 - Photography Tips and Tricks</p><p> 15/28</p><p>Casio Exilim EX-Z700 Ultra Compact 0.4 9.75Casio Exilim EX-Z850 Ultra Compact 0.28 12.43Fuji Finepix A400 Entry Level Digital Cameras 0.45 14.52Fuji Finepix A500 Entry Level Digital Cameras 1.6 16.6Fuji Finepix A600 Entry Level Digital Cameras 0.32 15.25</p><p>Fuji Finepix E900High Specification CompactDigital Cameras 0.31 5.49</p><p>Fuji Finepix F10 Stylish Digital Cameras 0.3 7.42Fuji Finepix F11 Stylish Digital Cameras 0.25 6.13Fuji Finepix F20 Stylish Digital Cameras 0.36 8.35Fuji Finepix F30 Stylish Digital Ca...</p></li></ul>