It may seem easier to just put your digital camera on auto and let it take photos for you. However, there are many things you cannot do when you have a camera set to auto. It also makes it more likely that you will not pay as much attention to your framing. So why should you turn that auto button off and when it is it a good idea to leave it on?
For many photographers automatic settings are like a safety net. Unfortunately, this can make for lazy photography and it is much better to try manual settings as it will give you a better idea of how your camera works. You might also want to try the auto setting to give you an idea of how you can alter the shot to make it better.
Shooting Unique Times
If you have an expensive digital camera the last thing you want to do is see it damaged or broken. If you are going on holiday the chances of this happening increase exponentially as you are always carrying your camera or throwing into overhead compartments. So how can you protect both your camera and the holiday snaps you will be taking with it?
Here are the most important things to consider when travelling with your camera:
- Packing your camera correctly
- Using a protective case for your camera
- Awareness of your surroundings
- Keeping an eye on your camera
If you do all of these things properly you will reduce the chances of your camera being damaged, broken or (heaven forbid!) stolen.
If you have grown tired of using your standard compact camera and want to shoot with something more professional you need to look at equipment used by others. While we all have a budget for our creative equipment figuring out which style of photography to take with your camera will help you along the way. There are actually many different kinds of ‘professional’ photographers and most of them will tell you that experimenting will do more than a particular piece of equipment.
Types of Professional Photographers: