This one will be about your DSLR camera (and maybe even about non-DSLR cameras), all its buttons and settings.
About two weeks ago I got myself a new camera - I had been using my first DSLR (a Canon EOS 1000D) for the last five years, and it surely was time to upgrade. It had been playing up for quite a while now, e.g. I had to take the battery out and put it back in before turning it on, so I didn’t get an error message when taking photos - just to give you one example.
Now I’m super happy with my new camera, a Canon EOS 6D, especially because it takes so many more photos per second than my old one. Definitely a huge upgrade in this regard. It does all I need it to do right now, and it does it well.
Anyway, this doesn’t mean you should go and get an expensive new camera as soon as something’s going a bit funny. I had been using my old camera for a long time even after its first signs of playing up. You can deal with most things, and if you’re not trying to work as a professional photographer (yet), remember that your camera is just a tool.
When I was reading through the instruction manual to learn about all the features on my camera, I figured it would be cool to do a series on camera settings to freshen up our memory of what those cameras can do. Or maybe you’re new to photography and need a little help getting started with your camera. You’ll learn what different settings are used for, and I’ll share some ideas on how/when to best use them.
So keep an eye out for the next post when I’ll dive into the first part - different camera modes.
And please share any thoughts you have on camera settings in the comments below, or let me know if you have any questions regarding different types of cameras etc.