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Digital Photo:
Better pictures

By © : Gunnar Christensen

Taking pictures is fun. Play around with the camera and learn how it works so that you become familiar with it. Digital cameras give you the picture right on the screen so you can see the result and improve where and when.

Camera Options
Digital cameras have taken over the market for compact camera. The quality is now so good on compact cameras that most people are betting on this rather than mirror-reflex camera that is heavier and bigger. Compact cameras on the market are of different quality. Read, therefore, carefully tests on the compact camera before you buy so you can blink out the best purchases regardless of what the stores would rather sell you.

Storage of images
Remember to save your images in several places and not only on chip: An external HD is fine for this. Burn the backup to DVD or other backups: A good tip is to rent a safety deposit box for backup in case of fire. The photos are valuable, and the more valuable they become in time, especially family photos.

Keep quiet or use the camera tripod
Digital cameras are small and easy to put in your pocket. Therefore, there are several opportunities to use the camera. But "in the move" it is easy to make "haste images" - images that are often blurred because you do not hold the camera calmly. In poor lighting snapping it is more important than ever to keep the camera steady. Support will be happy against a pole or wall if you can. Do you have a tripod the images are often sharper.

Go hands-on - Portrait photo

A classic mistake by person shooting is to take a step backwards for the image to be taken. Go closer. Give instructions. Like to see in a particular direction, do something or to stand in a certain angle. Often, this can also resolve the situation so that the image will not be so placed - and the subject person will have something else to be concerned about than the camera.

Locations and depth effect

Landscape photography is often better if you find a foreground. There may be a figure, a tree or something else that gives the two-dimensional image a three dimensional effect. Like a number of telephone poles along a road. Trees along the river where you can see that the trees are getting smaller the farther away they are in the picture. Foreground can also be so that the image is affected in the example. Like two trees with the landscape to depict between them. Fog can also give such a depth effect in the picture.

Light against the lens

Light against the lens can provide many interesting effects in the picture - whether you're taking portrait or landscape pictures. Be sure to turn off the flash so you take maximum advantage of these effects fully. Or use the flash to compensate for shadows that are too dark near the camera.

Flash Use
Digital cameras have flash that automatically turns on in low light. Sometimes it may be an idea to turn off the flash, especially in landscape photography. Without flash, it is more natural light in the picture and you will not have annoying shadows. Red eye, you can avoid with a setting function of the camera, but if you are unlucky and get red eyes of a person, most image processing applications on Microsoft Vista and other programs fix it in the hand. In many situations, the flash is the only option. Try an extra flash that blinks at the same time with the flash on the camera: It provides valuable additional light.

Sections and editing on PC

Digital cameras allow you to go directly to the PC and edit the image once it is made. This is educational and fun. For here you can try out with different crop and colour shades.



Free instructions:

Learn how to take
better pictures:
Digital Photo

Family Photography:

No one has ever complained about too many pictures of the children when they were young. No one has ever complained about too many pictures of grandparents who have passed away. No one has ever complained about too many pictures from the trip to Paris, London etc. Photos are a valuable treasure of memory that all appreciate. Like an important documentation of the time that has passed. Like a source to enjoyment and contemplation. Take rather too many than too few pictures. Digital Camera provides generous opportunities to take many photos without large costs.

What story?

Think through what story you want to tell in the picture. Is it a walk in the woods? A story about a child's first day at school?
A portrait of a baker?

Then it might be a good idea to include more than the face of the person. Like the baker with his cap and a loaf of bread. Like the first school day in the classroom or with the teacher.

The possibilities are many.

Good planning can give you good ideas. But do not forget to be alert: The ultimate motive may suddenly be there

Depth Effects

 Depth Effects in the picture gives the two-dimensional image a three dimensional effect.

Rows of trees or telephone poles along the road can give depth effect: Picture quality with an exciting result.


The famous Lighthouse


- The most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe

  Wild Reindeer
near Mt. Galdhøpiggen

 Wild reindeer are only forund in the large
mountain areas in South Norway.

4 - 2019