Make Camera your Buddy for Good Photography Composition

by Aky Joe

in Photography

Ofcourse, if we talk about photography we talk of camera, and not a guitar. Camera is the most important element in photography and without it you cannot shoot an innocent creature. Many Cameras are available in market with various features and sizes, you can simply pick the one you can afford. Lol! Just kissing kidding! For simple photography, you can get a Normal Digital Camera whereas to get into advanced photography, I would suggest you to get a DSLR as it gives you number of options for custom photography compositions. If you don’t know What is a DSLR ? then can read this article over What are the differences between DSLRs and normal digital cameras.

Know your Camera

Buying a camera is just not all, you should also know your camera. If you think I am asking you to read that 100 pages camera guide, then it is NOT TRUE. If you want to know your camera well, you should play around with different built-in camera features, just like your soccer buddy. For instance, Custom Camera Image Effects like Sepia, Monochrome etc. and Custom White Balance like Tungsten, Fluorescent etc. are some basic features which will help you make great composition. For instance, below are two images of my Zattara Key Chain which only varies with the White Balance:

With-Fluorescent_WB

WB: Fluorescent, F: f/5.6, S:1/20, ISO:1600

With-Auto-WB

WB: Auto, F: f/5.6, S:1/20, ISO:1600

The above pictures are taken from Canon 1100D DSLR Camera, but believe me these features are also available in a Normal Digital Camera, but only if you know your camera well. 😉

For advanced photography, I would say the road is never ending, as you get variety of filters and lenses, just like riding from one hill to another. For instance, check out an image below of a Rainy Day, with fast shutter speed clicking a Rain Drop.

rain-drop-summer-2011

Fast Shutter: F: f/5.6, S:1/50, ISO:500

The above picture is taken from Canon 1100D DSLR Camera, not that great but it is a part of advanced photography where you will learn how to adjust Shutter Speed to freeze moving objects.

Note: Before planning a photography session, make sure you recharge Camera Batteries and keep an Extra Memory Card, to avoid future regrets.

Is that it ?

That’s not All, but I just want you to take a breather and focus more on your camera, before planing out compositions. This ends Dodography article about making your camera your best buddy so that you can make good compositions for your audience.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikhil October 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Thanx Aky the information is pretty usefull for the beginners.
Looking forward for more of this stuff.

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Ajith January 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Actually for a beginner I suggest to use Nikon D3200, It is something fabulous than any other machines in its range. Feel the difference, Its me Ajith TR

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Jack Sparrow May 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Camera is the not the thing which is very complex to understand about how to operate it ? Yet, I am Giving you one opinion, try Nikon Coolpix S33. It is attractive and easy to use. Also it is dust proof, shockproof and waterproof. I recommend you to use this Cam.

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