For all photography beginner’s, the most important aspect that you can concentrate on is the type of camera you want to buy. To take the most beautiful pictures, be prepared to learn a few new things with each flash. Here are my top five tips to help you along the way.
- Research your option of favorites– Go into any store that sells cameras. Pick out three or four cameras that you may be interested in owning for daily use. Do not base your decision on colors and appearance. Rather, pick them to fit your budget and the options available. Yu can easily take this information home and research each camera at home with the computer.
- Always purchase the warranty– In most stores or online purchases, you can purchase a warranty. Never underestimate the power of the warranty. I have used mine many times over after dropping the camera, breaking the shutter or many other mishaps that come along the way. You should always budget in the cost with your purchase to ensure protection of your new camera.
- Purchase a camera case immediately– Another source of protecting your camera is to buy a camera case. These cases not only hide your valuable camera but it also protects it from dirt, dust, spills and drops. Most cases are about ten to twenty dollars. You can find them cheaper at some places but be sure that your camera fits in the case. I like a case that has some padding or even a hard shell one for best coverage.
- Become familiar with the Camera Settings– Each camera has different options, settings, zoom and so forth. I cannot stress enough to make sure you read the manual for your camera. These settings can make or break the pictures you want to take. They have the ability to clarify or blur your images.
- Clean Your Camera Regularly– For the lenses, be sure to have a lense cloth. Using paper towels or other paper product will seriously damage your lense even if it is only one time. The cloth can be used over and over. Be sure to pack your cloth away after every use. I keep mine in the camera case so that it is always available for use.
Shopping for your first camera is a very exciting time for a beginner photographer. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box in selecting what to take pictures of. There have been many times that I have come across an old sign, building or other object. I like to often zoom my camera in to take a smaller portion of the photo or a larger image with a close up effect.