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Beginner Guide Dslr

Beginner Guide Dslr

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Published by H. Lovelyn Bettison

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Published by: H. Lovelyn Bettison on Nov 05, 2012
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A Beginner's Guide
DSLR Photography
H. Lovelyn Bettison
So you've finally gotten the DSLR camera you've been hoping for and you feel like a whole newworld of photography has opened up for you. I remember when I finally moved up from mycompact point and shoot to a DSLR. It was exciting and daunting all at the same time. I boughtmy camera used from a friend. Even though I'd used an SLR when shooting with film, I was still abit intimidated by my DSLR. There were so many more knobs and buttons. I wasn't sure what theyall did.Before I get into the nitty gritty about using a DSLR camera, my first advice I have for you is toread your manual. I know it's boring as heck and you really don't want to, but to truly know yourcamera and what it can do you'll need to read the manual.I tried to learn my camera without reading the manual at first and let me tell you, that was a badidea. When I finally did get around to looking through the manual—months later—I found outthat my camera could do a bunch of things that I had no idea about.If for some reason you don't have your camera manual, you can find the manuals for mostcameras online.I'll say it one more and I won't mention it again.
Before you get started you need to understand the language of digital photography. Gettingfamiliar with these words will go a long way when you're learning the ropes from books,websites, and other photographers.
The opening inside the lens that controls the amount of light that gets into thecamera. This is expressed in f-stops. The lower the f-stop the larger the aperture. The higher thef-stop the smaller the aperture. Aperture settings can be used to control the depth of field inyour shot. A small aperture (large f-stop number) will give a greater depth of field, meaning thatmore objects in your picture will be in focus. While a large aperture (small f-stop number) willcreate a shallow depth of field. This will cause the background of your shot to be out of focuswhile the subject is in focus.
A great tool you can use to monitor the exposure on a picture. It appears as a graph

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