|TIPS & TOOLS
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10 QUICK TIPS:
To minimize camera shake, especially in low light, hold the camera close to your body. If possible use the viewfinder instead of the LCD screen. Steady your arms against your body or rest them on a steady surface. Don't talk or breathe while you push the shutter release.
Use the right shooting mode on your camera (see your owner's manual).
Avoid shooting in low light whenever possible. Shoot outside whenever you can. When shooting indoors turn on lamps and move subjects closer to them.
Be careful about distracting things in the background, especially telephone poles "growing" out of your subject's head. Sometimes moving a few inches can make a big difference.
Shoot from unusual angles. Get down low or up high. Fill the frame with your subject.
Keep your horizons straight, especially if there is water in your picture.
Try to keep the sun beside or behind you.
It's better to shoot outdoor subjects early in the day or late afternoon when the sun is lower and gives softer shadows and a nice warm look.
Portraits turn out best using indirect light, such as through a north facing window. If the sun is in the window pull the curtains to soften it.
For best quality avoid using the digital zoom.
|The following definitions are for general information only and are not intended to be a complete discussion of the terms.
digital zoom -
shutter release -
|merging two images together
relationship of light and dark in the image.
to trim off one or more sides of an image
magnification of the image done in the camera instead of the lens
dots per inch that a printer can print
the amount of light that enters the camera to make the image
liquid crystal display - the screen on the back of the camera
one million pixels
black and white and sometimes one other color
random dots and graininess caused by not enough light
the smallest dot of colour that makes up the image
a camera that does not have interchangable lenses
the red spots that sometimes appear in the eyes caused by flash
the height times width of an image expressed in pixels
the button you press to take the picture