First, what to face for the photographer, is the choice of camera. If you are going to take pictures exclusively for myself, my family, friends and acquaintances, you can last a normal household digital camera with a resolution of about 8-10 megapixels. Please note that the camera lens had at least a three-fold optical zoom. On the digital zoom can not be ignored, as it does not lead to a real increase photos. Digital zoom when you need it, it is easier to run on the computer. Very handy if your chosen camera will have a swivel screen, this will allow you to take pictures, for example, raising arms above the head.
If you plan to do fine art photography, you need a quality SLR digital camera with high resolution. What? The more the better, but not less than 14 to 18 megapixels. Please note that a quality digital SLR camera can change lenses, which is not in a compact digital "point-and-shoot. Buying a camera, take the time to make a dozen pictures and read the color reproduction is better there, in store, above the pictures to the laptop. If you have any doubts about the correct color reproduction, give up the purchase. It is very important to find "your" camera – the one that is to your liking. Don't neglect this simple advice as "its" thing will serve you reliably for many years.
The camera is purchased. It is best to immediately buy for him the memory card and batteries because the built-in memory (we are talking about cheap models) are small enough, and batteries, with an active practice of photography, you'll have to change every few days. The batteries in this respect, much more practical and safer. Just in case, always carry a spare set of batteries, they will help you out in that case, if the battery is "sit".
Everything is ready, you can start photographing? Almost – first, carefully read the user manual of your camera, it will help to understand its capabilities, the available shooting modes. If everything is clear, you can start photographing.
Modern digital cameras compared to film, has significantly simplified the process of shooting. In fact, you need only to choose the right shooting angle, point the camera at the subject, depress the shutter button. The camera itself will properly focus the lens and will let you know. Click to the end, and the ready.
Despite the ease of photographing with a digital camera, some rules should follow. First of all, don't take pictures against the sun. At the moment the shutter of the camera hold it still, otherwise the picture will be blurred. Do not chase the number of pictures – less is better. Protect the lens from dust and water, in any case, do not wipe it with your fingers, handkerchief, shirt sleeve, etc. – you may damage the applied coating. Use only the cleaning kits, they include a lint-free cloth and cleaning fluid. Beware to blow dust off the lens with your mouth, caught tiny droplets of saliva can lead to the need for thorough cleaning. For blowing dust is easiest to use a regular medical bag.
All photo editing is done on the computer. It can be performed in the supplied with the camera program, and programs for work with images, e.g. in Photoshop. For noise reduction it is better to use a separate program, you will be able to find them online. Ready to print photos in photo galleries, and a special printer. In the latter case you get complete independence and can take choose how many and which photos you want to print.
Finally it is worth noting that in the resulting high-quality photos of ninety percent of the merit belongs to the photographer and only ten used the camera. Even the cheap "soap box", if used properly and the presence of artistic taste, allows you to take wonderful photos.
Advice 2: What you need to know for the photographer
Everyone strives to take a picture, so that it can be called a masterpiece. To photos look professional, the novice photographer needs to learn some of the nuances of proper composition, the parameters of shooting and processing the photos.
As will perceive your the the viewer depends on the correct choice of technical parameters. First of all, the photographer must pay attention to the installation of the composition. The location of the objects in the frame is of great importance for picture quality. The objects of attention of the photographer must be sharp, and the ones that the background is blurred. This is not difficult, the main thing is to learn the functions of the camera and a little practice.
Great role for a picture is light. The elements of the image should not be heavily exposed or be in deep shadow. For example, the luminous side of the sun can damage the frame, and with the right composition will make the photo three-dimensional and realistic. Flash can greatly brighten the picture, and then all objects will look flat and not expressive. In another case, a flash, illuminating the shadows too deep, will help to create a good photo.
Use the zoom to adjust the zoom of the object is not difficult, but it is important to keep in mind that if you shoot a subject closer and to widen the viewing angle, the picture will be not what we would like. How you choose the focal length of the lens will depend on the perspective effect. The shorter the focal length the wider the angle, the effect will be more tangible. In other words, distant objects will look smaller.
Single shots are extremely good, but rarely people are interested. For the full expression of their ideas for the photographer it is recommended to remove the footage from different angles and with different approaches. This technique is surprisingly effective to the audience - they find something of their own. The more photos, the better the quality and increase the choice of the best of them.
Creating photos should be in two stages, with the camera and computer programs. After pictures were taken, they must be modified with the help of editing programs. Allows you to lighten, darken desired areas, to reduce or to add contrast.