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Are you getting the best use out of your camera?

Wilko Van de Kamp

Blog #13 of 16




February 29th, 2016 - 12:00 AM

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Are you getting the best use out of your camera?

In one of my photography events, someone said “these days everyone calls themselves a photographer”. In a way it’s true. It doesn’t take much to head over to some big box store, buy fancy camera and call yourself a “photographer”. I wrote another post about that a while ago, and you can read it here. At the same time, I see a lot of fellow travellers who are trying to capture some amazing scenery or city skyline with a decent camera, while shooting on “full auto” – sometimes even with flash. It makes me cringe a little every time. It’s like buying a Porsche (or another fancy sports car brand of your choice) but only driving it in first gear around the block.

Most people enter the field of photography with the hope that the advertised magical features of their brand new camera work as advertised, helping to achieve good quality pictures without having any training or knowledge of specific photographic techniques. Reality is that these features really do work, but they’re not enough to ensure professional quality photos.

You’ve probably taken pictures of family and friends on holidays, on vacation, and at special events. Maybe “point and shoot” has worked great for you so far. But some of us enjoy looking through the lens and want to get more out of the camera, and shift it to second gear, so to speak. If your ambition is to eventually handle the photography at more formal occasions, such as weddings or graduations, you’ll need more than a cell phone camera, but today’s technology has made quality equipment more affordable than ever before. With the right tips you can be well on your way to taking some quality pictures. There’s real value in learning more about photography, even if you don’t aspire to become a professional. The memories you’re preserving will literally last a lifetime!


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Cheryl Dean

3 Years Ago

Palm Desert, CA

I tend to be point and shoot. My goal is to dig out my tripod and start using that. We'll be going to the eastern Sierra Nevada soon for a trip and anyway, that's my goal.