The first of our DSLR tips talks about the importance of getting a suitable lens for your camera. For many people buying a new camera means getting the best lens they can afford, which isn’t always the best option. Lenses are available in both manual and automatic versions and although the automatic ones tend to be a lot faster than the slower manual ones, they have less depth of field which can make things look sharper if you’re just trying to capture an action scene with a wide lens. A good tip when choosing your lens is to test them on the camera that you’re planning to use it on and see what the actual focus is.
Another of the many DSLR tips that beginners and more experienced photographers should be aware of is that when you’re shooting photographs at different distances using different focal points, you need to make sure that you don’t focus the image too close or too far away. For example, if you’re taking a photograph of a child playing in a pool and you put the camera close to her, you’ll probably get a very small image. But if you were to focus the image closer to her, you might end up with a much larger image that will appear blurry at the far end. So, try and take your photos at various distances and see what happens.
One of the most important of the user tips that a beginner photographer could learn is to make sure that you use the right camera bags and filters for your lenses. Many people buy a camera bag that is inappropriate for their lens and this is why they never seem to get any great shots. The lens should fit securely into the camera bag but should also be sturdy enough so that it won’t fall out. Filters can often be bulky and this may mean that they are not easily removed from their bags. In order to make sure that you get the most from your DSLR’s, it’s worth investing in a couple of really good travel bags so that you can keep all of your lenses safely stored when you are travelling.