Digital cameras are a blessing especially with how small they have become making everyday picture taking a quick and simple thing to do. Even people without a digital camera can capture decent images on their phones. But for a true photographer, a cell phone camera doesn't even compare to a physical camera. Mayer M Flaks lives in Portland, Oregon.
Mayer M Flaks recently bought a new digital camera. His camera is not the most expensive but neither is it the cheapest. In terms of quality picture taking with multiple option settings, Mayer M Flaks’s camera is middle ground. "It is the perfect camera for me because while I want to take landscape and wildlife photographs for fine art, I am also pursuing a career as a professional photographer," says Mayer M Flaks.
Mayer M Flaks quickly found out taking beautiful broad landscape photographs isn't as look and click either. "Like with any work of art, there is a science behind the beauty. You need to choose a focal point for the picture and minimize wasted space such as too much open sky," says Mayer M Flaks. Working with the camera is also a skill he continues to develop.
"There are so many options available on digital cameras today. You can buy different lenses for your camera and cycle through endless camera settings," says Mayer M Flaks. Since Mayer M Flaks’s photographs are intended to be blown up and used to decorate his home, he chooses to use the camera's highest resolution displays. "I know this cuts down the number of pictures the camera or memory card can hold but I want quality images. If what you are capturing is up close, then you can lower the resolution on your camera," says Mayer M Flaks. This was a lesson he learned after reading tips about up close botanical photographs.
When taking photographs of nature, having patience is a benefit. "When I first started taking photographs, I was in a hurry to capture the image and see how it turned out. I found my rushed images weren't the quality I thought they'd be. Using a tripod helped keep my camera still and made me focus more on what I was trying to capture," states Mayer M Flaks. He supports the use of a tripod but admits it cannot be used for spontaneous pictures