Our world is filled with beautiful sights
and amazing wonders. It is no shock that people have developed a love for
capturing these moments and keeping the beauty with them forever. To capture a
perfect picture is not really a hard job as long as you know how to set up your
camera. Undoubtedly, the most essential part of photography is to be familiar
with your camera settings. These settings may vary on whether you want to
photograph landscapes or take pictures of a model, but the basic settings of a
camera are usually the same.
There are some problems, rather some
features, of a picture you need to keep in mind when capturing a great picture.
The first one is lighting. It is essential that you master the balance between
more and less lighting. An excessive amount can over brighten the picture
making it hard to distinguish the separate features while a lack of light can
do the same. Every situation requires a different kind of lighting and it is up
to you to access and adjust accordingly. Your camera has an auto white balance
(AWB) setting which makes this problem go away. The camera will automatically
adjust how it thinks the colors should be. This auto adjustment works just
perfectly most of the times.
Another setting is the dynamic range. This
is the allowance set by you for your device to function within the color range.
It allows the picture to be within specific colors. To even out the dynamic
range, use a reverse neutrality filter. This filter does not affect the picture
much but gets the colors even, giving a natural no filter look.
The settings on the camera should be set
before proceeding with the photography. The exposure mode should be manual,
drive mode to single shot, aperture to f/11 and ISO to 100. Shutter speed must
If individual settings are not being easy,
it is preferable to set the settings to one of the pre-set settings. Portrait
will shift the focus to one main object, landscape keeps the whole picture in
clear while sports will freeze the object in motion and capture it.
You should leave the camera on auto focus,
it will usually focus on the intended part but if it does not, you can shift
the focus to manual and choose your feature manually. You should avoid using
the flash for near objects as it will release a flash of light and brighten the
picture beyond need. It is advisable to instead use your phone’s flashlight to
increase the brightness.
While these are the general settings and
tips for setting up your camera, it is easier to follow the instructions on the
manual and start it up manually.