If you’re RAW shooter, this is not for you!
But if you shoot in JPEG, you’re probably shooting with as many megapixels as your camera can possibly crank out. So if you have an 18 megapixel digital camera, do you really need to be shooting in 18 megapixels? Most people don’t need to print photographs any larger than 8×10″ and 6 megapixels should be more than enough for that matter.
What you’re gonna do is to find your camera image settings menu and make sure to select an image size somewhere in the 6-8 megapixel range and keep the image quality setting high. You’ll be able to store almost twice as many pictures without letting down on the quality.
Below are two screenshots from Nikon DSLR and Canon DSLR from the image settings menu:
If storage capacity is not an issue – or you’re already shooting RAW – then this tip was probably not for you 🙂
Watch the entire D-Town #50 episode by clicking on the link above and be sure to subscribe to their future episodes (and/or watch their past episodes) – it’s a great free show for DSLR shooters, even if you only own an entry-level Nikon D5000 like me…
Related articles you might find interesting:
- D-Town TV: The Weekly Photography Show For DSLR Shooters
- 5 reasons NOT to replace your Nikon D5000 with the new D7000
- Photography: You Really Don’t Need Expensive Camera Equipment For a Photoshoot
- Old School Photo Challenge by Scott Kelby
- My Top 5 Favorite Photography Podcasts (audio/video) – recommended!