Lights… Camera… (no) Action! = Security
Some Terrific Tips to Improve Your Photography Skills
- If you want to do video with your camera, make SURE the camera you’re buying can ZOOM while video-taping—not all of them can.
- If you have a problem with your less than 1-year old camera, take it to Precision Camera on N. Lamar (Central Market area) and they’ll do the packaging to return it and get it back for warranty work. But, be SURE you don’t throw away your purchase receipt to show to them. And not, it doesn’t matter that you didn’t buy the camera from Precision. The service is around $30.00 and well worth the piece of mind—I’ve used them twice for this
- If you like taking photos with your smart phone, download the FREE Photoshop App—it’s totally awesome how you can render your image after you take the shot.
KEH is a great resource business for buying used camera equipment—they have an excellent rating system and a great guarantee / www.keh,com
- Finally, don’t expect to get the same image with your Point & Shoot that a pro can get with his/her $2500+ rig.
- If your Point & Shoot camera has both OPTICAL and DIGITAL ZOOM, remember that when you “go past the OPTICAL ZOOM line, your images will have a LOT more noise.
- When you buy digital media, i.e., SD cards, buy CLASS 10—they are the FASTEST. If you buy say, Class 4, they are less expensive but the transfer rate is a LOT slower.
- If you like FREE photo editing software, learn how to use Google’s Picasa—it’s a great tool.
- If you buy a DSLR, buy ONLY the body—the lens they sell with the camera kits are generally very slow and you’ll be disappointed more than elated at how it performs.
- Generally speaking, spending money for “good glass” is well worth the investment.