It has been a couple of weeks with our new Labrador puppy and we are having a blast. One thing I wanted to make sure to do was to take a bunch of puppy pictures. First Labrador puppies grow exponentially; sometimes they will look bigger from day to day. If you miss a couple of days you have memories that are gone. Second with our last puppy fourteen years ago we were shooting film and lost a roll to the processors. They were all of the puppy photos we took that we could not get back and we had waited till he was older to develop.
I shoot with a digital SLR (shoot through lens) that is patterned after the older film 35mm cameras with interchangeable lenses although it takes photos on digital film cards. I will be referring to some more advanced features that can be accomplished using these cameras in this article. Note if you have a question post a comment and I’ll try to answer quickly.
Most of these tips can be translated to a point and shoot but if you are serious about photography you will want to get a digital SLR. There are many entry level cameras that are quite reasonable. Here’s tip number one, you can get great buys on auction sites on used equipment. All pro and semi pro photographers want to shoot with the best and newest equipment, if they can afford it. The technology changes yearly which translates to some incredible buys for a consumer if you shop around. [Read more…]