Top 10 Camera Tips For Becoming a Better Photographer

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Dogs at dusk.  Wonderful colors.  Image courtesy of mayhem on flickr.
Dogs at dusk. Wonderful colors. Image courtesy of mayhem on Flickr.

Be prepared for all kinds of lighting conditions, get a grey card – Did you know your camera measures light in shades of grey? For your photo to expose correctly, your camera must first determine which grey shade is medium grey. And although your camera is usually pretty good at determining medium grey on its own, some situations will cause it to get confused, causing the color in your images to come out all wrong.

With a grey card, you can easily and quickly calibrate your camera so it knows exactly what medium grey looks like. Once your camera knows what medium gray looks like, all the other colors will fall into place perfectly.

On the left, the pre-adjusted image.  On the right, the image after the calibrating with the grey card.  Image courtesy of dctennis on Flickr
On the left, the pre-adjusted image. On the right, the image after the calibrating with the grey card. Image courtesy of dctennis on Flickr