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Digital Photography - How to Take Great Shots With a Digital Camera

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 158

You would have heard of the statement, it is not the camera but the photographer who is responsible for great pictures. This is quite true though a good quality digital camera will add to the benefits. But it is the photographer and his photography skills that decide the quality of every shot. Here are a few tips and pointers that will enable you to click some great pictures using your digital equipment.

Most often, the white balance setting in a digital camera is by default 'auto'. This is fine while shooting most pictures but adds a touch of coldness to the entire image. So if you are planning to shoot landscapes or sceneries, then change the setting to cloudy to add more warmth to your pics. This way, the yellows and reds will be richer and brighter which is perfect for scenic photographs. Another must for outdoor photography is a polarizing filter. This helps you to reduce the effect of glare, unwanted reflections and also enhance the level of saturated colors making the picture appear brighter. If you have a digi cam which does not support this filter, then simply use your sunglass as the perfect polarizing filter and capture some great scenic photographs.

Have you ever used the 'fill flash' or 'flash on' mode in your digital camera? Learn how to control these and you can capture the best outdoor portraits possible. When you use the 'flash on' mode, the camera first exposes the background and then adds flash just as much as required to illuminate the subject. This will help you shoot some professional looking pictures as there is no too much flash or light. This is one technique that has always been employed by wedding photographers to shoot memorable and happy pictures of couples outdoors.

Instead of making the subject stand directly under the sun, make her stand under the shade of a tree and then try using the flash. This does away with squinty eyes, dark shadows and pale looking skin and instead gives you a relaxed, beautiful looking model. The next trick is to activate the close up mode on your digital camera and try viewing the world in finer detail. You will suddenly discover a whole new world out there with so many new and unique images to click. Photography is all about trial and error; if a particular function does not work for you, then you must try out a different angle or a different setting and check out the results. This way, you can convert an ordinary digital camera into professional equipment in your hands.

Looking for some photographic inspiration? Visit the http://hotelphotographer.org website and check out the great range of photos. There are lots of great niches including Outdoor, Hotel and Travel Photography

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