Digital camera tips
like a professional
Go black & white - An option available on most consumer digital
cameras, black & white is often an interesting and creative option.
Take a small portrait gallery - At large group events, take lots of
close-up shots of individuals. Assembling a portrait gallery and sharing
with family and friends will be easy using digital camera software.
Turn off the flash - Whenever possible, leverage natural light to give
your digital photos a more natural look.
Raise the angle - When taking table shots, set the camera at a higher
angle to capture everyone at the same distance.
An easy photo album - Leverage the wide variety of available,
simple-to-use digital camera software for managing, manipulating images,
and sharing images with others.
Home photo processing - Like the images themselves, customize your
printer settings and “develop” digital images in a variety of shapes and
Do something different! - When surrounded by other people taking
pictures, look at what other photographers are doing and then do something
Experiment with digital camera settings - Don’t be intimidated by the
options--experiment with shutter speed, aperture & white balance settings
to get better results.
Bring plenty of digital film - Forget the days of counting remaining
frames of film and capture lots and lots of images while using a large
capacity memory card and several smaller capacity cards.
Experiment with natural light - Digital cameras are just like
traditional cameras when it comes to lighting so look to use soft, natural
light near widows and doorways for natural looking images.
Change the perspective - Today’s digital cameras are compact and
lightweight, allowing users to capture images from every angle.
Always bring your digital camera - The compact size makes it easy and
safe to take digital cameras everywhere.