So, you are surely very excited about the first-ever DSLR that you have purchased. But right
after unpacking it, seeing the number of buttons and functions you are intimidated and eager
to learn for what they exactly are. Well, if you are one of those who are new to your
mirrorless DSLR camera, then you have landed at the perfect place. In this post, we will
provide you with the brief guide with the help of which you can easily learn the functions of
Important steps to learn how to use DSLR for beginners
- MASTER THE SHOOTING MODES
The very first step in learning the DSLR is to learn what are the various shooting
modes and how and when to use them. The shooting modes are most likely labelled
with auto, AV, TV, and with many other solos or the combination of variables.
2. UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF ISO
ISO is the measure of how sensitive the sensor of your camera is. The ISO feature is used to
click or record the movies of the different sensitivities. The ISO sensitivity is measured and
represented with numerals. ISO with 100 measures is considered with low sensitivity.
Whereas, ISO with 6400 is considered to be of higher sensitivity.
3. LEARN THE CONCEPTS OF EXPOSURE TRIANGLE
Now, when we talk about exposure. The exposure triangle is not a single element. All the
properties of the exposure triangle are made with the combination of the factors like aperture,
ISO, shutter speed, and the different shooting modes. These elements control the amount of
light that is entering the camera.
4. MASTER THE ART OF METERING
While clicking the pictures, the camera tries to calculate the average exposure. This decides
how much amount of light can be captured in the particular shot. Hence, once you check that
you can adjust the metering according to your needs and you are good to go and click the
pictures at your desired metered distance.
5. GRASP EVERYTHING ABOUT FOCUSSING
Disregard what type of shooting mod you are using to click the pictures there are times when
you need to set the right focus for the image. In that case, you need to understand what are
the different focus modes. As, if the right focus is not achieved in your images, then you will
not receive the desired output from your camera. Usually, DSLRs come with autofocus mode
and auto continuous mode. You can implement both to understand how they are different
from each other.
6. LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT FILE SIZE AND TYPES OF FILE
Once you are into this field, you surely need to have the grasp of what are the different file
sizes and types. Also, you have the complete freedom to change the file types and the file
size. Learning about this will provide you immense knowledge of what is raw and processed
So, these are the most important steps that you need to follow while mastering the skills of
using DSLR. Also, remember that practice and self-learning will make you perfect in this.