HOW TO “REALLY” TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAMERA AND LENSES:

Oh, I hope you don’t think this going to be one of those boring subjects, but, I have learned from professionals and instructors alike that this is one of the main courses in becoming a good photographer. And that is the proper care of your camera and lenses.

Let’s get started first with the camera: I am going to refer especially to a DSLR type camera so that once you know all the details in this, you can certainly take care of anything else photographic.

A DSLR camera has several points of interest in taking care of your camera. The first is how to take care of the body. Nothing like a video to show you how to do it:

Now, I am sure this was done to promote their products, and I have no problem with this. You can generally find similar products at any camera store. By the way, I said a camera store. Walmart is not a camera store….

Your lens is the actual item that makes the photo. That is where the image comes from. It is the most important part of taking photos, and should be the most important thing to take care of. Here is the best video I found for that:

This is mostly about lens care, but more great info about camera care as well.

Now, how about those who use their cell phone for their photography. That is important for those who don’t carry their regular DSLR camera with them everywhere, but all of a sudden you see something to take a photo of, and all you have is your cell phone. Here is what you need to know:

Very to the point, and I like it’s detail. Watch this too!

Please learn these basic principles of how to take care of your camera, and you will enjoy your camera, no matter what it is.

Photo of the day:

Sky diving is an adventurous sport in itself – not many can dare to try it. But as if it weren’t thrilling enough, there’s a another type of sky diving loved by adrenaline junkies called “wingsuit rodeo”. If you haven’t heard of it, this involves a non-wingsuiter riding on the back of a wingsuiter after jumping off an airplane from about 13,500ft. Sounds crazy right? A Reddit user by the name of skwrl71 took this amazing photo which gives a perfect view of the diver’s experience:

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“Wingsuit Rodeo” by skwrl71 (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The photographer took the image on a helmet-mounted Sony A7RIII activated by a “bite switch”. He took the photo at an altitude of about 8,000 feet from the ground after they’d jumped from an aircraft at 13,500ft. In case you’re wondering, the photographer was also wearing a wingsuit and it’s impressive how he was able to get this perfect composition while still having to maneuver his flight.

“I was probably flying about 2 yards from them as I took this.”

The clouds in the background and the ground down below give an awesome perspective of how high they were flying. And what’s interesting is how calm the lady appears mid-air. As the photographer explains, this was her 100th skydive but first rodeo.

Would you try this adventure sport if you got a chance?

Published by 123photogo

I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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