Are you new to photography? Are you confused with the various pieces of equipment which you need to use? Are you not familiar with the functions of the camera? In this article, we would be helping you in solving these common problems when you are just starting out as a photographer.
While having a good camera is important but that does not mean that you have to spend days in just choosing a good camera. Most of the digital cameras these are capable of producing good pictures. Therefore, instead of spending days over the selection of the camera, you have to get the one which is in your budget and move ahead it. Your skills are what would produce good quality images and therefore, we mentioned camera is just part of the equation.
Most of the digital cameras have multiple shooting modes like AV which is particularly useful in choosing the depth of the entire captured area followed by Tv which stands for shutter priority which can help you in better controlling the shutter speed and is useful in capturing fast moving subjects like in sports and the Program mode which is more relying on automation to adjust the aperture as well as the shutter speed. If you do not have much knowledge about the Av or Tv mode it is a good idea to use the Program mode which would auto-set both of these settings according to the type of the image which you are trying to capture.
Most of the people think that since they are trying to become professional photographers they can edit each and every setting according to their requirement. In most of the cameras, the settings which are pre-defined work perfectly fine for taking good quality photos. A good example of this is the White balance. Instead of manually setting it you can opt for the Auto White Balance option which would be able to do it for you. That is why; you need to be pretty selective in changing the default settings of the camera.
So, when you are just starting out as a photographer, you have to keep in mind these 3 aspects which we have highlighted to ensure that you are able to shorten the learning curve for becoming a professional photographer.
Photographers know that taking that ‘one shot’ is not an easy task. It requires a creative mind to make that happen. However, what if the photographer is doing great, but the photography equipment is not working well? Of course, it wouldn’t go too smooth.
If your digital camera malfunction and the problem is complicated, You can always go straight to a camera repair shop. When i was in sydney australia, i went and see this technician, check his website: www.procamerarepairs.com.au; I was in australia for 1 month. It took him 1 week to fix my camera problem due to parts waiting time. But all and all, i had a pleasant experience and recommends him for any of your camera repairs in that part of the world.
Anyway, You need to maintain and repair your photography equipment to get the best out of your experience and your profession.
What Do We Mean by Photography Equipment?
When we say photography equipment, we mean:
* DSLR camera and lenses
* The means of carrying camera gear
* Camera strap
* Tripod and ball head
* Hoodman loupe
* Lens filters
* Diffuser and reflector kit
* Exposure meter
* External flash units
Photography Equipment Maintenance
If you want your photography equipment in perfect shape you need to look after it and maintain as you see fit.
The first thing in maintenance is cleaning. Even when your photography equipment is not having any problem, you need to keep it clean. This seems simple, but it is not. Because, when a thing is new, it gets cleaned multiple times a day, but when it gets old, the frequency of cleaning also starts getting low. This attitude affects the equipment and it can result in a bigger issue. So, better safe than sorry!
DSLR Camera Cleaning
Being the most important part of the photography equipment, your DSLR camera should be cleaned when necessary. It’s good to take a sample picture before cleaning so that you can compare it with the one you take after cleaning the camera. You can choose white walls or clear blue sky for the picture.
For cleaning lenses, use a tissue paper of fine quality and alcohol solutions, which are specifically made for this purpose. Also, use a blower brush for cleaning front and rear elements. You can also use the brush for removing dust from the moving parts of the external barrel.
* Camera Sensor
First, go to the camera settings and look for “mirror lockup” or “sensor cleaning”, there may be extra guidelines there for you to lock the mirror. When you have locked mirror, then remove the lens and you’ll be able to see the sensor.
Now, hold the camera facing down and use a blower to blow-off dust from it. After that, use a DSLR sensor cleaning brush for removing dust.
Cleaning a sensor is a little tricky part, so you must be careful. If you don’t think you can do it, then use the services of professional photography equipment cleaners.
Photography Equipment Repairing
Every once in a while you will face a situation when your photography equipment, especially your camera, is out of order. You need to repair it to resume its use. It’s not recommended to repair the camera yourself because it is too technical.
Broken zoom lens, in a way, that it is popped out of alignment, is the most common camera problems people face. Other common reasons you may end up in a photography equipment repairing shop are – cracked LCD screen, broken battery covers, zoom operation going haywire, malfunctioning lens and autofocus issues.
So, keep your photography equipment clean and in a great shape. However, when you face any issue, contact a professional photography equipment service for the best results.