Technology has made digital cameras more affordable and lightweight and digicams are becoming as common as mobile phones these days. In the world of digital photography, one item that is gaining in popularity is the DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera.
Back in the days when digicams were still mere figments of imagination of most photography enthusiasts, SLR film cameras were only used by professionals. These cameras are built in such a way that allows the photographer to see exactly how the final picture will appear.
With the regular camera, you only see what the viewing window shows you but this is not the exact image that the camera sees. For example, you might see a clear background through the lens but when printed, the background will be blurry because the depth of field used for the shot was shallow. With a DSLR, what you see through the lens is the blurred background because this is how the final picture will be displayed.
This is also the case with Digital SLR photography. The only difference is that DSLRs use digital memory cards and light sensor chips instead of using films. The advantage that digital SLR cameras have over the regular ones is that they are faster at focusing; capable of higher ISO speeds so there is no graininess even at low light; and provide more control over exposure and depth of field. They are also more expensive and bulkier to carry.
Since you have invested in a more expensive piece of equipment, you have to make the most out of it by creating amazing photos. These digital SLR photography tips will help, especially when you are shooting wildlife. Read the rest of this entry »