So, have you finally found an interest in the photography world? First let me congratulate you for your wise decision!

Photography is a fulfilling and addicting hobby where you can find so much satisfaction and enjoyment within it. It’s not strange to find photographers who have been in this world for years and even decades, just because they are so deeply attached to the beautiful art of photography. On the other hand, there are also so many people who simply love to take pictures, to keep their most precious moments memorized and accessible even years ahead.

Photography is a delicate art. Almost everybody with a camera can make a
photo. They can even call themselves photographers, after several dozen of images taken. However, taking a breathtaking, lifelike photo is difficult. It’s something that you can only achieve when you have the knowledge, experience and right tools (ie. cameras, lenses, tripods, etc). There are, however, some tips that even beginners can do to produce a better image/photo using a DSLR camera. Here are the tips:

1. Proper way to hold the cameras

In order to produce good image, you need to keep a steady hand when taking picture. First: keep your right hand with around the camera’s body with index finger at the shutter and thumb at the back of camera. Don’t hold the camera too tightly or you will end up in shaking hand. Second: keep your left hand under the camera. Third: practice the grip as many times as possible! Get the feel and try taking some pictures. Analyze the result and find what the best way to hold the camera for you is. It’s recommended to get a lighter camera, like Nikon D7000 camera, for your own convenience. A bulky camera will cause you to get tired quicker and lose the steadiness factor.

2. Focus on your object

The lack of focus in photos is a problem that many beginner photographers experience. Although you can have several objects in one photo, it’s better to focus in one thing. One of the ways to do this is by either placing your object in the center of the photo or in the bottom right of your photo. Imagine you slice your screen/viewfinder into nine rectangles and put the object in the bottom right side. This kind of placement setting will emphasis the existence of your object without it filling the entire screen. It’s a good choice if you plan on taking the picture of someone in front of some building. Most cutting-edge dSLR camera, like Nikon D7000 camera, has this nine boxes mode which you can activate within the menu option.

3. Landscape vs portrait

The determination to choose landscape or portrait mode is largely influenced by the objects, situation/surrounding and your preference. However, the basic guideline is landscape mode for taking scenery images and portrait mode for taking people images. Don’t take it as a fast and hard rule! Judge the situation and condition to determine the perfect/suitable mode. Try taking a picture of the same scene with both modes so you can really tell which one works best for the current shot your taking.

Finally it’s obvious that you need a good camera to make a good photo. There are many alternatives available in the market; however a semi-pro photographer may opt for the Nikon D7000. It has many features and will help you produce a good result even in a low light environment. Actually, back in October 2010, Nikon D7000 caused quite a buzz in the market. It’s believed to be an excellent camera with lots of features and many were impatiently waiting for it. Going forward to 2011, those who have bought Nikon D7000 are in agreement that they have made a wise decision and are satisfied with this DSLR camera. Canon and Fuji are other reliable lines of cameras that have garnered great reviews over the years.

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