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Tips To Get Maximum Results From DSLR Camera
The digital camera is currently experiencing unusually rapid growth. Almost every few months camera manufacturers will introduce a new body is loaded with features and technology not previously available, but this is not a bad thing. All photographers to benefit more from this new camera in terms of improving their performance, it means you may have to upgrade your camera every year or so. Cameras using film roll era has passed where you used to be able to upgrade your camera every five years or so.
Today's digital cameras as if transformed into a super computer, where it can generate the process for shooting, playback and even editing. For beginners or the experienced pro, very important to know what are the settings contained in a camera and set it to the needs of each so they get the most out of the camera. Use the tips below to get the best performance from your new DSLR :
- RAW file format
Choosing the right file format is the first step in using your new DSLR. The file format determines the size and quality of images that can be stored on your memory card. There are two options, JPEG or RAW. JPEG files are processed in accordance with the camera settings you have specified. This file is good for a variety of purposes as long as you get the exposure and white balance right. But when you open a JPEG file on a computer, the data that has been stored in this format will reduce your options to further optimize the image.
RAW data file is completely pure or not yet processed, the data containing the original pixel sensor.
Editing software today have many options for RAW processing, which allows various adjustments of RAW images without degrading its quality. If you are just starting out, try using RAW + JPEG option, if your camera has this option to get both the image format. This approach requires more memory space, but you have the flexibility to process and make adjustments to your liking.
- Noise Reduction on camera
You can take pictures in RAW format and then perform a partial optimization in postprocessing. You can do the sharpening, color saturation and contrast as well as other variables in Photoshop as you process the image in the media. But there is one setting that can be done inside the camera is setup to reduce the noise is noise reduction.
If you love taking pictures and shooting star dusk, this situation is the low-light and require a lens aperture of a second to more than an hour. Long exposure will result in excessive noise. This is because the digital sensor heats resulting image obtained will generate noise that is quite annoying.
But there is good news from a digital camera manufacturers today, that many digital cameras now have a noise reduction facility. In digital photography, dark frame subtraction is a way to minimize image noise to a photo taken with a long exposure time ( long exposure ). It takes advantage of the fact that the noise component, which is known as fixed- pattern noise, are the same from one picture to another : the noise that comes from the sensors (dead or hot pixels ). It works by taking a picture when the shutter is closed. The camera then uses this method to identify hot pixels or noise and then eliminate them. After all the shooting period is the same as the first camera to take pictures of dark frames. In the example above, after the shooting star for an hour, you just need to keep the camera while in a period of one hour, and then you will get a clean picture of the noise.
For stationary objects usually in landscape and portrait photo models, usually you 'll often use the manual focus mode. But for moving objects for example a bird flying in the sky we certainly will not be able to use the manual focus mode to be able to capture the movement of the birds quickly we can use the autofocus mode.
There are 3 important rules when we use the autofocus mode for moving objects :
First, enable the continuous servo focus. This mode tells the camera that the object moves so that the camera will continue to focus on returning to freeze objects. Second, select the dynamic focus to enable more focal point in your camera. This pattern varies for each camera, but typically used 9 - point pattern pattern to group objects that move in a predictable direction. But for erratic moving object, you can choose the pattern of the larger group. Third, or the latter is to set the frame rate ( number of frames or picture frames shown each second in making moving pictures ; expressed in units of fps ( frames per second ), the higher the fps rate, the smoother the moving image ). In each camera frame rate you will find different, there is 5fps, 3.9fps, 6.3fps. Everything can be used depending on your needs.
- The Image Stabilization
Many of today's camera lens has the ability to image stabilization ( image stabilization ). This technology dramatically increases the chances of getting sharp images in low light levels, when the position of our hands holding the camera. Taking pictures in very low light conditions with speed 1/15 sec at ISO 6400 with sharp results without blur due to hand shake, is a new dimension in the era of digital photography.
No Image Stabilizer built and implanted into the lens, and there is also a built in sensor that is on the camera body. This system can always use except when you use a tripod or image stabilization depends on the generation you have. Some camera manufacturers recommend changing the stabilization becomes off when we use a tripod. Or you can do the research yourself and your camera lens to be able to find the best performance of this system.
- Sensor Cleaning
You may have felt a bit of trouble when I have to clean up the dust on the surface of your lens is not it? It takes about 30-45 minutes just to clean up dust spots.
Nowadays digital camera manufacturers are already implementing most of the digital cameras on their production by adding a sensor cleaning function on the camera. Generally, this function works when we want to turn on or turn off our camera. This function is quite helpful for us in cleaning the sensor on the camera. But perhaps there is a better way we can do that, we must be willing to clean the sensor manually. This we can do when we often change the lens, because the dust could get in when we took off and replace the lens.