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3 simple steps to better pictures


With the right camera features, accessories, and a little know-how, it’s easy to take better photos.

Capture the moments you want to hold on to! 


3 Simple Steps to Great Photos

The best photos come from using the right camera features and accessories at the right time. With this short tutorial, you’ll be on your way to taking better photos!

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what lens to use in photography


Good optical zoom lenses (either fixed or interchangeable) will help you capture more photos with higher photo clarity and quality. Longer zooms enable you to get closer to the action and interchangeable lenses have superior optical glass and ranges, leading to sharper images with true colors. If the lens is stabilized, it can reduce the blur from camera movement and hand shake.


what flash to use in photography


A powerful flash with range will consistently give you bright and balanced photos, at night, and as a tool to block out competing light in the brightest situations (soccer games with the sun behind your child!). 


what shutter speed and aperture to use in photography

  Shutter Speed and Aperture

Cameras that let you set the shutter speed (time the shutter is open to the image) and aperture (size of the opening to the image) offer you more accuracy in your shooting and are essential if you plan to capture sports action clearly or shoot portraits. A fast shutter speed allows you to quickly capture one frame of action without movement.


What are camera sensors

  Sensors and Larger Pixel Size 

Sensors capture more light. That means cameras with good sensors can deliver superior photo quality, less digital grain and better color differentiation.  Of course, because they capture more light, they perform better in low light settings. Good sensors also allow you to capture photos that can be printed in large format – like large art for your home. 

Common misperceptions: Many people confuse megapixels with photo quality; but cameras that capture more megapixels don’t always mean you'll get a better photo.  It just means that there are more pixels on the sensor. In general, the quality of the sensor is the most important.


Advanced Features

  Advanced Features

Cameras with burst capability, Auto HDR, Intelligent Auto and white balance lead to better exposures.

Many advanced cameras have automatic settings to help you learn to take better photos. Features like Intelligent Scene Modes that provide automatic settings for scenes (like night, action, landscape); AWB (auto white balance); AE (auto exposure); Continuous Shooting mode; and other automated features can help you take much better photos, without the learning curve.


How to use Movie mode

  Movie Capture

Sometimes even the best still photo just can’t do justice to the moment. If you plan to capture movies, think about how important this is to you, ask about the sensors and auto-focus.


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