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Chapter 3. Capturing Nature > Capture a Distant Subject

15. Capture a Distant Subject

Before You Begin

1 About Photography

2 About Lighting


Sometimes, your subject will not be close to you, and you have no other choice but to take its picture from far away. For example, you probably won't be able to climb that cliff to get closer to those eaglets, even if you wanted to. And it's unlikely that you can waltz onto the soccer field to grab that close-up of your daughter. So you'll have to use the camera's zoom feature to take the picture. One of your first considerations when using the zoom is quality. The digital zoom will get you closer than the camera's optical zoom can, but the digital zoom also gives you a lower quality, less sharp image. If you're only going to use the image on the Web or share it through email, using the digital zoom probably won't be a problem. If you want to print the image, you'll probably want higher quality and sharpness than the digital zoom will give you and you should use the optical zoom. On the other hand, if you can't get close enough with the optical zoom, using the digital zoom may be the only way you can capture the subject decently. Just know that if you print the image after capturing it with a digital zoom, the result may not be of very good quality, so you should limit yourself to printing in a fairly small size such as wallet photos or 3'' × 5''.


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