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Digital Photography Basics

1. The Beginner’s Guide To Getting

Great Digital Photographs

How many times have you taken a photo and been excited to think that you’ve

taken the most amazing shot in the world, only to discover that once you have
seen the picture on your computer or in print, that everything is so dark that you

can’t tell who is who? Or you find that all you can make out is a line of rather
fuzzy things that could be people, or trees, or a piece of abstract art?

So what went wrong?

Modern cameras are getting smarter and smarter. They are able to do fantastic

things when in automatic mode to help you and I get better pictures.

But sometimes putting the camera on automatic isn’t enough and we need to use

and change some of the controls and settings in the camera’s help menus to get

a better picture.

How does that make you feel? Are you confident changing the settings on your

camera, or does the thought of changing anything fill you with terror because

you’ve never even looked in the manual, never mind taken the camera off

automatic and looked inside a menu?

So what is holding you back? Is it simply a lack of knowledge? Are you

completely in the dark when it comes to your digital compact camera, can’t tell

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