Many of us are eager to get home and try our new camera. Shortly after delighting the senses when uncovering, touching, thinking and even smelling, we wonder what to do with it besides pressing the shutter all the time and realize that our photos are not as good as we expected.
And as much as we know of photography even at basic levels, we have never had a real machine in our hands and therefore we do not know how to download or distribute that knowledge in our new gadget. It is easy to create chaos and frustration in our minds eager to do masterpieces. So today, we give you these useful tips to apply immediately after buying your new DSLR camera and you will see how your photos improve today.
Know the Benefits
While it is always strongly recommended to read the user manual of your camera and also know the features or specifications of your camera, this will always let you know the limits. Knowing the limits of your camera will take more precise decisions when taking photos. Try these exercises to know the limits of your camera.
- Capture an ultrafast moving subject.
- Take photos in the dark.
- Make a flurry of photos to know how many you can shoot per second.
- Shoot to the end of the battery and calculate the shots.
- Captures the movement of a subject.
Explore Your Camera
Do not worry if you accidentally move a parameter within the menus, you can always restore them from the same settings. So you have to explore the menus, options and all buttons on your camera. Try the following to explore your camera.
- Read the manual.
- Change your camera format from JPEG to RAW.
- Switch the power of built-in flash to manual and automatic.
- Change white balance parameters according to the type of photo.
- Change RGB profiles and see their results.
Practice Different Types of Photography
Taking random photos of anything that happens in front of you can make you end up getting bored of the photograph because you will realize that those photos are not so good, at least at first. Having a different theme for photography strengthens your vision and especially your composition. Do the following to practice different types of photography.
- Make daily a different theme, portrait, macro, landscape, etc.
- Don’t photograph anything other than your daily theme.
- Begin to learn by composition.
- Look at good pictures and try to copy them.
- Take black and white pictures.