The Basics Of Digital SLR Photography
It’s the age of the eyes – what with so much of visual entertainment that we have on call today. That’s probably why we have become more discerning when it comes to things we see as well. That’s probably why digital cameras are such a big hit today, considering how much visual enjoyment they provide us with.
The biggest sellers in cameras today are the digital SLR cameras. Let’s take a look at what exactly they are. SLR stands for Single Reflex Lens. SLRs were initially made to be used by professional photographers. The light enters the lens and it is then reflected by a mirror to the viewfinder so you can take a look and see what it is you are going to shoot. What’s more, with an SLR camera, you can change the lenses and decide whether you want to do macro photography or tight close-ups or you would like to do photography that needed a telephoto lens.
The Digital SLR camera functions in pretty much the same way as the conventional SLR camera and it depends on lenses too. The difference lies in the fact that instead of film, it uses light sensor chips and the pictures are stored on a memory chip. So it is a digitized or a computerized version of the old SLR cameras.
Let’s take a look at the similarities between them. For one thing, both have lenses that are interchangeable so you use what you want according to the picture that you want to take. The pictures that these cameras take tend to be clean, crisp and of a better quality. Obviously, they cost more than most cameras. They also tend to be heavier than most aim and click cameras.
Even in low lighting, the DSLRs give you fairly good pictures, with a less granular look. They also have a higher speed. The depth, the lighting, the responsive feel about it – all make the DSLR a great buy. The feedback is immediate so you can judge the picture as it is going to appear. Let’s take a look at a few DSLR models.
The professional models are: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EOS 20D, Fuji Finepix S3 Pro and Nikon D2x.
The prosumer models are: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Nikon D50,
Nikon D70s and Pentax *ist DS
Whether you are a professional or an ardent amateur, a DSLR is the camera for you. The pictures are just that much better and the difference in quality shows through. What’s more, it isn’t bulky or too big so you won’t mind carrying it along on your travels when you know you can be assured of great pictures!
As with most electronic equipment, the prices come down with time and the models keep getting better. Possibly as time goes by, DSLRs will be on par with the regular consumer cameras with a whole host of great features. No, it will never give you the results of the cameras bigwig professional photographers use but considering that it has such a tiny lens, the results are stupendous! If you plan on becoming a professional photographer, this is where you have to start.
Professional photographers were earlier limited to just capturing images. Now from basic backdrops to advanced tasks like lightning photography images, a photographer likes to be in charge of everything. That means deciding about the stage lighting equipment as well as the type of multimedia projectors they will be using in their digital photography exhibit. Even camera cases have to be just the right ones.