While I do use a digital SLR most of this moment, I am a big, big fan of using portable Fixed Lens Compact point-and-shoots, digital or film. The easier the camera, the easier it’s for me to run, the more creative you’ve got to be not to mention you always have the explanation of “hello! I had been having a cheap, automated camera” (partial joke).
I have one idea to get you started, and also this bumblesandlight.com suggestion applies to anything camera you opt to have. If you do not heed this information, the remainder of the article won’t do the job for you.
TIP #1 – KNOW YOUR CAMERA BY HEART
It appears clear, but I will guarantee you that bulk of camera owners (SLR or FLC) are not acquainted with exactly what their camera is capable of accomplishing.
There may be several reasons for it. From changing cameras also often (often blaming the camera for not being able to catch something), not reading and understanding the manual, not asking the right individual, not to practicing in any way. Reasons that necessarily point to a single source, the consumer’s choice to never understand his camera.
You’ve got to be familiar with what all of the configurations and buttons of your camera. I am not only saying understanding exactly what the button does, yet to understand HOW each setting impacts your photograph or strategy. There is no purpose bragging about “I understand this button is for exposure payment!” But don’t have any clue the way the exposure is calculated from the first location.
You also need to find out how to run your camera with very little fuss. Understand how to turn on, adjust exposure, lock attention, change white balance, etc.. like it is second nature. Should you spend your time fiddling on menus and buttons, you’re miss whatever opportunity you need to catch what is in front of you.