10 Top Digital Camera Shooting Tips
Shoot it right from the start and get better images for use in the computer
While everyone knows Photoshop is a marvelous imaging tool for photographers, in some minds it has been transformed into a magic wand, with powers beyond imagination—you don't have to shoot the image perfectly initially because you can always fix it in the computer. As good as the digital darkroom is, the old acronym about computers is still important to remember: GIGO (garbage in, garbage out). Paying attention to the craft of taking the picture is also about using Photoshop and other image-processing software, because how you first capture your subject tremendously affects what you can do in the computer and how you do it.
Use the following tips to get the most from your digital camera from the start. These suggestions will help you, whether you go to Photoshop or print directly from the camera to a printer that allows that.
1. Be wary of underexposure. A popular myth among digital photographers basically says that images must be underexposed to protect highlights from being blown out. On the surface, this is a good idea. Once their brightness passes the threshold of a sensor, there's no detail. But what I've seen is an overcompensation of this idea.