Let’s look at some digital photography tips with examples:
1. Blurry, Out-of-Focus Images
Now suppose you’ve shot a bunch of blurry, out-of-focus digital images. This should immediately tell you that you must address eliminating camera shake in all its forms and causes. Try to figure out why the images are blurred. Knowing or at least having an idea why can go a long ways in helping you to come up with remedies to reduce or even eliminate this problem in the future.
2. Bad Composition
On the other hand, let’s suppose you don’t like the composition of some digital images. “Perfect" composition isn't always called for, you know. Thumb through any photography book or magazine glancing at the broad range of photographs therein. Are all of them “perfectly" composed and in razor-sharp focus with brilliant color and fine-tuning? I’ll bet not. Then again, a badly composed imaged might be able to be “salvaged by cropping or photo-editing techniques. You do know PhotoShop, don’t you? (o ye with the fumble-thumbs)
3. Misuse of Flash
Okay, so it happens to the best (and the worst) of us. The flash fires when you don’t want it to. The flash doesn’t fire when you need it to. Maybe you’re still even in the “I accidentally put my finger / hand over the flash" stage. Whatever it is, you can learn to develop some good, useful habits in camera maintenance from this. Assuming it’s not a camera malfunction (have your camera checked by a professional service representative).
Digital Photography Tips: You need to consistently:
· charge the batteries completely before each outing or assignment,
· take a fully-charged spare set of batteries and
· learn camera holds to steady the camera from camera shake, plus
· keep your hands, fingers and camera strap “out of harm’s way"
· have an auxiliary or “slave" flash unit available, charged and ready
4. Your Digital Photography Images are Too Dark
This can be caused by a number of different factors such as having an overly bright, backlit subject. Having insufficient ambient light, not turning on the flash unit when required or problems with the camera’s metering system. Digital Photography Tips: If back-lighting is bugging you Bunky, then a creative solution might be to turn that to your advantage and shoot silhouettes. You could change your subject’s or your shooting position by moving closer to a window or other light source. Then again, make sure your camera and flash unit are in good working order. Also, the “too dark" images could be manipulated to some degree using digital photo editing software.