If you have gone out and purchased a digital single lens reflex camera. Read the owner’s manual from front to back. But really who wants to do that? Follow these tips if you are feeling overwhelmed by the thick manual. Here is what you need to know to just “function the camera.”
Download the pictures to your PC: There are typically two choices for this although a 3rd one currently exists that is quite spiffy but might not be for everybody.
Format the memory card.: Once the card is complete and once you have downloaded those pictures to your computer, this setting erases the pictures on the card and frees it up to be re-used over and over.
ISO refers to the sensitivity of the CCD or charged couple device. In case you were a film shooter, this is similar to being able to change film speed in mid-roll. You might end up in poor lighting, so this is essential.
Shutter Speed and Aperture.: Select aperture priority and set the lens aperture to f 5.6. So long as you do not get some type of demonstration from the camera, you should be OK. If the shutter speed drops under something that you can not hand grip, some cameras will beep or kick at the built-in flash (assuming you’ve got one on the top of the camera)
White Balance: The default option on the camera is an automatic white balance. That works for 95 percent of the time. Because you’ve spent the money on a fancier camera, why not see what you’ve paid for? If you do not try changing the white balance manually, then you won’t ever know.
Generally, there’s daylight, overcast, fluorescent, incandescent, automobile, and custom. The most straightforward way to know is to test by choosing the identical subject under all the various lighting conditions and then open the picture on your PC.