Using your SLR camera
Posted by Guus | Filed under cameras
A single lens reflex or SLR camera uses a mirror located behind the camera lens to position light in the direction of the viewfinder. When you let go of the shutter, the mirror moves out of the way. Using a live view mode, it allows you to use the LCD to create shots the same way a regular camera is used. They take professional looking still images and high definition motion video.
There are a lot of must have accessories for your SLR camera. A good case will protect your camera and carry all of your gear. Choose a nice one with padded shoulder straps for comfort and plenty of compartments to store your most used items. A memory card is a must to store your digital pictures. Be sure to choose one that will hold the amount of pictures you desire. It is always a good idea to carry an extra card in case you do run out of room. It is good to have an extra battery to be sure you get all the pictures you want. The SLR camera’s come with a rechargeable battery but you do not want to end up missing a good shot due to a dead battery. There are different lenses you can purchase as you become more familiar with your SLR camera. A telephoto lens is perfect for long distance shots. This lens can range up to 200mm. A good wide angle lens is good for taking photo’s of a large group of people. Consider a macro lens for extreme close up pictures. Imagine a close up picture of a beautiful flower or a hummingbird feeding on the flower. Your imagination is endless. With the proper care of your SLR camera it can last a long time.