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We recommend you purchase the largest memory
card you can afford. This is because, as
the megapixels resolution of digital cameras
increases, you will need the larger sized
memory card to store at least 100 shots
(believe me, you'll easily take more than
that in one picture-taking session). Don't
forget, if it's large enough, you'll usually
only need one memory card, erasing the pictures
after you have transferred them to your
PC, and reusing the memory card.
& Chargers: Don't get caught with
a spent battery in the middle of a shooting
session! Always have a recharged spare battery
with you. Some digital cameras do not come
with a battery charger. Purchase one and
you'll start saving money on batteries.
& Bags: Protect your investment
with a soft case. If you have other accessories,
you may need a larger bag to fit tripod,
spare battery, filters, etc.
Printers: Amazing what quality you can
now obtain at less than $200! Don't use
them to print all your shots, but choose
the best ones. I give 4x6 in. to family
and friends, and print 8x10 in. for special
I hate tripods. There, I said it. I tried
to avoid using tripods for as long as I
could. However, for some shots, especially
those at slow shutter speeds (less than
1/60 sec.) or at long telephoto, you'll
end up with blurred shots unless you use
a tripod. If you are into night scenes,
you'll definitely need one.
& Filters: Some digital cameras
accept optional lenses. If you are into
real estate, a digital camera with a wide-angle
lens is de-rigueur. Yet few digital cameras
have a wide-angle that will do the job.
Here, a wide-angle conversion lens can help.
A telephoto conversion lens can extend the
reach of your lens even further. It's amazing
what we can do with consumer digital cameras
these days that once were the seemingly
sacrosant domain of the professional photographers
(they also had more money to spend on lenses,
Cases: They're great for underwater
photography in the islands! Just ensure
you buy the right one that will keep your
digital camera dry at the desired depth.
Or, use them as protection from dirt, sand
and water at the beach.
Frames: This technology is slowly maturing
and just waiting for the cheapo, plastic,
throw-away digital frame that will forever
replace the photo album.
Quality Paper: All that megapixels on
poor quality paper will not do justice to
your digital camera. Select photo quality
paper for prints with border or borderless
prints. You can even have photo paper that
comes pre-printed at the back like a postcard
-- so you can send your own postcards to
family and friends!
Digital photography includes post-processing
if you want the best images. Most digital
cameras will capture images faithfully --
and that means "soft." In an image
editing software, such as Photoshop Elements,
you can crop, sharpen, brighten your images
for the effect you want.
Processing: And, if you do not want
to muck around with any post-processing,
just submit your pictures to an online photo
processing site. They'll do all the printing
work for you and send you the prints at