Digital photography tips – miscellaneous tips

Digital photography tips – miscellaneous tips

This website is dedicated to the best digital photography tips that have all been tried and tested “in the field”.

On these pages you’ll find a wealth of tips that will almost certainly improve your digital photography somehow.

On this page, miscellaneous photography tips.

Digital photography tips - Miscellaneous

Tip 1:
A tip for the careless (or those with butter fingers!). Dropped your digital camera in water? Don't panic! Quickly get the camera out. Whip out the batteries first, then remove the memory card. Do this quickly!

Then dry your camera, battery and memory card out thoroughly. Dry with a towel first, then leave somewhere warm for at least a week (the airing cupboard, if you have one).

When it's all dry, pop the batteries back in. More often than not, it will work just fine. The memory card should be ok too, but download the images to your computer first, then try it back in the camera.

The best tip, of course, is to avoid dropping it in water in the first place!

Tip 2:
Take it steady! This digital photography tip is one that anyone can, and should, do - Holding your camera correctly.

Don't hold it at arms length. Instead, hold the camera close to your body, with the screen about eight inches from your eyes. Keep your elbows tucked into your sides. Breathe out, and then firmly press, don't stab, the shutter button.

If you have a digital SLR, then this digital photography tip varies just a little. You'll be looking through the viewfinder, not looking at the screen. You should stand the same way, but use your left hand to support the lens, not the camera.

Tip 3:
A digital photography tip for anyone who has found a damaged or torn photo in that shoe box in the attic. Scan the photo, and then repair it using the clone stamp tool found in any decent image editing software.

Tip 4:
A digital photography tip for anyone who either doesn’t have a tripod, or doesn’t want to lug one around!

Find a solid surface to rest your camera on. Use a bag or rolled up jumper under your camera to help you adjust its position. Set the self timer, press the shutter, and stand back!

By using the self timer you won’t jog the camera when the shutter fires.

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Sidebar . . .
One of the best things about digital photography is sharing the photos you take. However, because we end up taking so many of them, it’s easy to lose track of them all.

I recommend you give Google’s Picasa a try. It will not only organise your photos, but will perform minor edits too.

It’s all some photographers need, and best of all, it’s absolutely free!

Picasa comes as part of the Google Pack. If you don’t want the rest of the pack just de-select them when you get to the download screen.
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