Digital Camera Operation Articles

Why Exposure Compensation Eases Shooting on the Fly

With any digital camera, exposure compensation is easy to effect and measure; most cameras can be setup to do this type of thing automatically for you. For different and desired effects, you can change this setting manually...[more]

Deciding When to Change a Lens

Changing a lens on a shoot and moving your camera takes a lot more time than simply zooming in for your shot. So why do we make the effort to change our lens and sometimes...[more]

Why to Keep the Camera ISO Low

In understanding why to keep the Camera's ISO low, it would first be helpful to understand the ASA of film stock. ASA is a system used to measure how much light is need to expose...[more]

Battery Conservation: When to Turn Your Camera Off

When you hit the on switch it can take a few seconds for your camera to turn on. In those precious seconds you could miss your once in a lifetime shot. But you can't leave...[more]

Charging the Battery of Your Digital Camera

Charging the battery of your digital camera is top priority for anyone who owns a digital camera. One  of the worst feelings as a photographer is having your battery die. If you don't have a...[more]

How to Transfer Pictures to Your Computer

Transferring pictures from your digital camera to your computer is a great way to share your pictures with your friends and family.  First you need to get your pictures from your digital camera to your...[more]

Photo Review: Deleting Photos

Almost everyone has had this experience: you're at an event taking pictures when all of a sudden your memory card is full. You need to delete some pictures quickly if you want to take more....[more]

What F-Stop Should Be Used for Landscapes

Shooting something wide like a landscape means that the only light you have is going to be coming from the sun. Because of this, your f-stop is dependent on the weather. A bright day means...[more]

What Is an F-Stop?

One of the most common questions asked by novice photographers are about f-stops. An f-stop is a measurement of the aperture in relation to the focal length of the lens. F-stops are a ratio (diameter divided...[more]

What is a Camera Aperture?

While it may sound like a fancy, complicated term, a camera aperture is simply the "eye" of the camera. The topics discussed below will enable you to get more comfortable with the use of the...[more]

What F-Stop Should Be Used for Group Shots

When you're choosing an f-stop for a group photo, there are 3 factors that will influence your choice. The first is that you're going to need lighting: the more open your aperture is, the grainier the image...[more]

What F-Stop Should Be Used for Macro Shots?

Macro photography is close-up photography of small subjects such as dripping water from a sink or insects. Read on to learn what f-stop you should use for these types of shots.Macro PhotographyYou would typically be using a...[more]

What is a Camera's Shutter Speed?

Shutter speed can have a drastic effect on the appearance of photos. See below for more information regarding shutter speed and its uses.Slow or Fast Shutter SpeedsSlow shutter speeds are usually used in conditions with little...[more]

Choosing Optimal Shutter Speed for Night Shots

It can be difficult to capture good photography shots at night. For successful night photography, you will need a camera that allows you to keep the shutter open for a longer period of time.Digital CamerasIf you are serious...[more]

Choosing Optimal Shutter Speed for Sports Shots

Great sports shots can be very elusive and difficult to capture. For many years, photographers have had a love-hate relationship with taking action shots. As most sports require a player to move very fast, it can be...[more]

How to Use Camera Aperture to Blur Backgrounds

One of a photographer's biggest headaches can come from distracting and unruly backgrounds as a result of the wrong camera aperture. You may have the perfect subject or portrait all set up, but find that a...[more]

How to Adjust Aperture for Long Exposure Shots

For long exposures, there are three factors to consider: speed setting, ISO and aperture. Normally, long exposures would depend greatly on the first two factors--speed to determine how much motion you wish to capture, and the...[more]

How to Use Aperture to Get Sharper Shots

Manipulating your camera's aperture can be quite tricky. Have you ever had focus trouble in your shots? Maybe your images have yielded an unfavorably blurred background or foreground--or even worse--a blurred subject. For landscape shots, panoramic pictures,...[more]

How is an F-Stop Calculated?

While it may appear entirely random at first, calculating an f-stop will provide you with more control over the amount of light you let into your camera when you take a picture. The relationship between the f...[more]

Recommended Aperture Settings for Night Shots

Night photography has always been a challenge for many photographers, who have to struggle with the correct ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings. The lack of light source, plus the desire to correctly capture minimal...[more]

How to Use Exposure Compensation

Using exposure compensation may seem very advanced, but it a camera feature that even beginners can use to enhance their photography. Exposure compensation is when you change your camera's light settings in order to increase or decrease...[more]

How is Shutter Speed Measured?

Measuring shutter speed is very easy to do. It is the amount of time that the shutter on your camera is open, recorded in a fraction of a second. For example, if you have a shutter speed...[more]

How to Avoid Noise from Digital Zoom

For many photographers, understanding how to avoid noise from digital zoom can be quite a challenge. Digital zoom is a feature of many digital cameras which kicks in when the optical zoom has been fully...[more]

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