LEARN: How To: Digital Camera Tips
Digital Camera Tips
In This Guide
1. Introduction
2. Exposure Lock & Flash
3. Action Photos
Advanced Exposure
5. Conclusion

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Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera Tips
How To Take Great Pictures With Your Digital Camera

Part 1: Introduction

by Photo-John
Digital cameras have improved a lot in the past few years. They actually respond when you push the shutter release button, the image quality is awesome, and they have all kinds of great features to help you take better pictures. But they're not magic. In the end, you're still the one that composes the picture, pushes the button, and is responsible for the final results. One of tricks to getting good pictures is knowing your camera. If you know how it works and what the limitations are you'll be able to get more out of it. With a little practice and some insight into how your digital camera works, everyone can take great digital pictures!

This article was written for point-and-shoot digital camera users. You don't have to have a fancy camera with special features for these techniques to work. They'll work for pretty much every digital camera. If you have a camera with more advanced features - even a digital SLR - these tips will still help you take better pictures. Everything that applies to a point-and-shoot camera also applies to fancier cameras and even film cameras. So everyone can learn from this article!

Read Your Manual!
The first rule is the most obvious and also one that many of us ignore. Read the manual! If you don�t read the manual that comes with your camera, how will you know how it works? It�s nice to pick up a brand new camera and take good pictures without reading the manual. But the manual will always tell you something about your camera that you wouldn�t discover on your own. So give it at least one good read. And keep it handy .If you have any problems, consult the manual to see if it has the answers. Digital camera manual
Read your digital camera manual and keep it nearby!

Check Your Photos!
Remember - it's digital. You have an LCD display and can look at your photos immediately after you take them. After you take a picture - check it - if you have time, anyway. If you don't like it, make some adjustments and take another. You don't have to worry about wasting photos. The only thing you need to worry about is not getting a good one. Always check your photos and take as many as you want. The more you take, the more likely you are to get a great one.

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