For many, photography can seem like a challenging skill that only professionals can master. But having a proper camera, such as a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), and being familiar with the settings can help you take high-quality photos.
Use these camera tips to capture the essence of a special event, and take pictures that are not worth a thousand words, but a million!
ISO: sensitivity to light
Controls how sensitive the camera will be to light. The higher the ISO, the grainier the image will appear.
Aperture: depth of field
Controls how much light enters through the lens. The lower the number, the more blurred the background will be.
Shutter Speed: duration
Determines how fast the shutter is opening and closing to expose light.
Increasing exposure brightens the image, while decreasing exposure darkens the image.
The camera will automatically use a large aperture to help keep the background out of focus by ensuring that the subject being photographed is the only thing in focus.
A main setting that lets you manually control shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
If your photo is…
- blurry, increase your shutter speed.
- dark, decrease shutter speed and open up aperture.
- bright, increase the shutter speed and close up aperture.
Tip: Try to keep the exposure meter close to or on “0.”