If you’ve been looking through the trend magazines of late, you will have seen that canvas wrap prints are all the rage right now. Most homes have them; they are seen as one of the easiest decorative items to implement.
Most people that do have one of these in their home have taken the DIY approach. In other words, they’ve taken the photograph themselves.
In some cases, this can create moments of pride. In others, it’s a disaster waiting to happen.
This is the reason that we have penned today’s article. We will now take a look at some of the best things to know about your camera before you start snapping for your print, so that you can fall into the former category.
The elusive sweet spot
The first part you should be looking to investigate is the sweet spot of your lens. This is exactly what the name suggests; it’s the part of the lens which prompts the best (or specifically, sharper) results.
By finding this out, you will be able to see what is the widest aperture you are able to take photos in whilst still keeping everything in focus.
The weight of the camera
This is one of the least technical elements to think about. For some of you it won’t be an issue, but for others it will make the world of difference to your photography (and your shoulders, for that matter).
Some modern-day cameras carry so many features that they are exceptionally heavy to carry. Ultimately, it means that photography just isn’t fun anymore – it’s like a workout.
Find out the weight of your camera and if there is anything you can leave at home to make things more manageable. The obvious piece is a tripod; ask yourself if you really need to take such an item.
The minimum shutter speed
For anyone who has conducted an ounce of research into cameras, you will have probably heard all about shutter speed.
Finding out what the lowest shutter speed your camera offers is one of the most important things you can do if you are serious about sharpening up your images. In those cases where your shutter speed is slower, it means there is much more likelihood about a blurred shot occurring. The camera is more susceptible to your shaking hand and naturally, this causes a problem.
Having knowledge of your shutter speed will also help you when you are presented a poorly lit environment.
The ISO settings
Finally, something else which you should know about are your ISO settings. Really, this is all about trial and error and understanding how each change you make is going to impact your exposure. You will quickly find that if you do take a photograph with an inappropriate ISO level, it will be represented in the graininess. You will also find that what works for one camera certainly isn’t going to be the same for a different one.