I have a Samsung NV8 8.1 megapixel camera which ive had for a while now. The photos i take are ok....Sometimes. I can edit most things using photoshop, although that can only go so far. Are there any tips for taking better quality photos? Or better settings?
I take all photos 8MP and max size (3000x1200) around that.
asked Aug 11 '10 at 13:43
Here's some basic composition guides for creating better photos. (Full disclosure: this is one of my websites.) http://www.outdoorphoto.com/guides/
If you're having issues with sharpness, make sure your shutter speed, ISO and focusing are optimal for the subject and lighting conditions you're shooting (moving objects, still subjects; full sun, cloudy day, etc.) If you don't have a tripod, you should consider getting one if sharpness remains elusive in your photos.
Use optical zoom only; do not use digital zoom.
Good websites to follow to gain knowledge about creating better photos:
which types of photos are you taking?
since yours is a point and shoot, you cant change much so the main things that will affect the quality is ISO (the lower the better when it comes to image quality)
the next thing is lighting unless you have a modded firmware to enable camera raw, you will have very little dynamic range so even lighting is a must.
You cant correct for dynamic range after the image is taken as photoshop has no additional information to work with. (avoid if possible under exposure and overexposure as you generally get fringing in those areas)
Since your camera does not allow for shutter speed control, you will be stuck playing with the ISO when you cant use the camera flash.
While on the camera flash topic. avoid using it when ever possible, it reduces the amount of color and texture detail in an image.
In the future when getting a point and shoot camera, get one that is supported by firmware such as chdk http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
Enabling camera raw will greatly improve the image quality of your photos
answered Aug 11 '10 at 15:05
Other than whats already been mentioned ...
Rule #1 - Start with the best resolution image possible.
answered Aug 11 '10 at 21:14