Few Basic Tips To Get Good Results From a Digital Camera

This article will tell you how you can take good photographs/photos by understanding some of the terms in easy words. An advanced camera will always take good photographs, but with a digital camera, it’s difficult. So just read on, and I can bet at the end of this article you will learn things which will make you a good / better photographer. In this post, I will share a few basic tips to get good results from a Digital Camera.

Few Basic Tips To Get Good Results From a Digital Camera

Few Basic Tips To Get Good Results From a Digital Camera

Photography is very close to my heart; I have always wanted to write about it. But I always felt that I still don’t know much about digital cameras and photography. Thanks to this friend who gave me the idea to write something, by asking me to explain a few things about the digital camera he bought recently. So this made me realize that there are certain things that one should know before you get bitten by the shutterbug big time.

What is ISO?

ISO is something that can be referred to as the sensitivity of the sensor. Higher ISO allows more sensitivity; this simple test can understand the definition of ISO

Shoot a picture (where light is reasonably less) at ISO100, and then take the same picture in ISO200 or, for better realizations, take the same picture with minimum and maximum ISO allowed in your camera, with the flash turned off, and see the difference.

Higher ISO can be used to Take a picture in dim light when you don’t want the flash to preserve the effect of dim light in the final picture. However, the noise might appear, but generally, it’s bearable.

Somehow using high ISO adds a lot of noise to pictures. Earlier, in the case of the camera with rolls, you were required to get a roll of a particular ISO. Now in digital cameras, it can be set as per requirements immediately.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a method to magnify a particular element from the scene, which can be seen from naked eyes. The capacity to Zoom in on a camera plays an important role in decision-making when buying a camera.

Digital cameras come with two types of zoom, digital and optical. Digital zoom somehow is not very useful in the sense that it degrades the image quality big time, whereas optical zooms help a lot as they magnify using the focal lengths of the lens present in the camera. So while choosing a camera for you, try to highlight the camera’s optical zoom capabilities.

What is a Pixel?

Ever wondered what is the 3MP, 4MP, or 5MP camera? MP stands for million pixels. Pixels can be referred to as those tiny squares that, when brought together, produce a picture. Shown below are a picture and its pixel view. The greater the number of pixels, the finer the quality of the picture. When we say a 3 MP camera, this indicates that the picture shot by this camera has 3 million pixels in each photo.

What is Aperture?

Aperture is the size of the lens opening that controls the amount of light allowed to pass through the lens and reach the film. Higher the aperture lesser the light.

Tips from my personal experience

LCD Screen:

This screen allows you to preview the picture shot or being shot by your camera, it is very fragile and should be handled carefully. Wipe off with a very soft cloth to keep them clean.

Composing the Picture:

While taking a picture, you should try to compose it well. It means trying to fill up the screen area with the object. Before taking a picture, ensure the surroundings are not captured in the image, making the object look out of focus.

No light source behind the object

Try to keep your object in front of the light source. Keeping the light source behind the object makes the object look too dark in the final picture.

light source behind object


Cameras come with autofocus, and to get the proper result, you need to keep the object in the center of the viewfinder.

auto focus

These were the few basics Basic tips for a digital camera that help get better output from your digital camera. If you find something which can be added here, please mention it in the comments.


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