Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Five Quick Tips For Better Point and Shoot Photography

Stumble It!

If you have a point and shoot camera, you can compete with those who have the fancy DSLR's. Some of my best and most profitable shots were made with the Sony H1 through H5 cameras. These cameras were particularly great for landscape shots.

The picture is of my old Sony H1 Camera with the telescope extender attached.

1. Use the timer on your camera. You will have less blurry shots - the camera moves when you press the shutter. Also, hold your breath while you shoot.

2. If you see a beautiful shot in front of you, also look behind you. You might be surprised by what you are missing.

3. Look at the lights and shadows. Having great light and shadows in your shots adds a natural feel of three dimensions.

4. Use the bracketing feature of your camera. If you take three exposures at different EV settings, you will be able to decide what is the better exposure. (EV is exposure value. EV compensation tells the camera to expose at a higher or lower setting than it thinks is right.)

5. When you compose your shot, think foreground, mid-ground, and far-ground. Look to see how the eye will be led through the picture.


Anonymous said...

I don't suppose it's wise to 'argue' with someone who take pictures infinitely better than I do. But I was told, by a marksman, that rather than holding your breath it is better to take a shot (photographic or otherwise) after exhaling.

I'll be quiet now!

Robert Miller said...

Hi Ariel,
I think your technique would work quite well also, a marksman would certainly use some of the same skills as a good sharp shooting camera person. A great comment my friend.