Step 1 - Know Your Camera.
I have several different camera’s, however my go to is my Canon DSLR.
Obviously, the ease of digital is a reason, but the second is that I know this camera like the back of my hand.
Knowing your Camera and knowing what each setting means, allows you to quickly change from one to another. This gives you much more creative control over the images you make.
It’s also the easiest step to start with.
The 5 essential Camera settings to know are; ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Depth of Field (DOF) and White Balance. Learn how to change them and spend some time experimenting with the result they have on your image.
It is also worthwhile investing time in scrolling through the menu’s and custom settings. Things like metering modes and focal points and how those affect your shots in different shooting circumstances.
Reading through your new camera manual can be disheartening but it’s extremely important to have a thorough understanding of your camera’s features and functions.
The last thing you want is to be fumbling through settings when you’re out shooting and lose the moment. Knowing your Camera and knowing what each setting means, allows you to quickly change from one to another. This gives you much more creative control over the images you make.
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