After closely studying, experimenting, and gaining experience on taking pictures using his film-based and digital cameras, the author has finally come up with his collection of digital photography basics which he posted in his website Palawaniana. Palawaniana compiles information about Palawan Islands in the Philippines. The site also features his photographs, mainly on the island's unique wildlife, taken from various places in Palawan which he grew fond of.
He compiled his 20-year experience in photography into digital photography basics which he posted exclusively here in Knoji. This took approximately 50-hours of writing and figuring out the best ways to take pictures using his digital cameras, particularly using the popular Panasonic Lumix LX5 which allows for manual adjustment of aperture and shutter speed. And the camera can shoot in RAW format.
Here is a list of 10 articles describing digital camera basics out of the 22 articles compiled together in Palawaniana. The other articles describe the features of the digital camera itself and guide for selection of digital camera particularly on the features of the recent series of micro-four thirds cameras.
Get to learn the basics of digital photography below.
This article describes the difference between two popular formats used by photographers in taking digital photographs. There are advantages and disadvantages in using these two formats. Your camera should have manual control capability to enable you to take RAW pictures.
You need not use the camera's flash every time. This article describes why and when should the flash be used for best results.
Taking portraits of your friends, family, relatives or the people in general requires several important considerations. This article provides tips on how to avoid common mistakes in taking pictures of people.
Given low light situations, what should you do? This article provides tips and examples of pictures at night using different camera settings.
Single lens reflex digital cameras produce pictures that look good compared to automatic digital cameras. This is partly attributed to that creative blur that highlights the main subject. How are these pictures produced? This article explains how and provides pictures of the bokeh effect.
Do you wonder why your friends behind you are blurred from your photograph? This may be because you have a shallow depth of field setting in your camera. If you have manual control of the settings, you can change the depth of field to capture everything that you see. This article explains how to do this.
If you leave the camera's settings by itself, it will make automatic adjustments on shutter speed depending on ambient light. But interesting results could be obtained by adjusting the controls. Find out in this basic digital photography tip.
This article explains how close-up pictures or macro shots should be taken for best results. Examples are provided for pictures taken afar and at close range.
Distracting shadows reduce the quality of your pictures. This article describes how to minimize shadows for better picture rendering.
The moon is an interesting subject of digital photography. But your resulting picture of the moon will just be plain ball of light unless you learn the few tricks described in this article.
Take time to read these digital camera photography basics and rest assured, you will enjoy the results of your digital photography venture. Well, you have to see Palawaniana (as pictures occupy a lot of space here in Knoji if uploaded and slow down loading of articles) if you want to see pictures using the above tips on digital camera photography basics.
©2012 August 25 Patrick A. Regoniel