As a photographer, whether you play around
as a hobby or are working on building your professional
resume, you need the right equipment for the job. Most photographers these days
have a digital SLR camera - or digital single-lens reflex camera. These cameras
can be expensive, so it is crucial that you understand how to clean it to
prolong its life and your blossoming career.
When you are able to clean your digital SLR
camera effectively, you can do more with it. It is not difficult to clean a
digital camera, but it does take time. One of the most sensitive parts of the
camera, however, so it does not have to be often cleaned unless there is
something wrong. To clean your camera’s sensor, you will need a rocket blower,
sensor cleaning swabs, and sensor cleaning solution. If you are not sure that
you can clean your camera’s sensor properly, you can employ a camera cleaning
service lest you have a hefty bill on your hands.
Your camera lens should also be cleaned
regularly with lens cleaning solution and a lint-free cloth. These cloths do
not shed any tiny fibers, which can be harmful to your camera if they get on
the lens. Often you’ll need to buy one from a specialty store to ensure that
your lens is adequately cleaned and your lens isn’t damaged in the process.
Before you clean your lens or sensor, make
sure it truly needs it. Set the camera to a small aperture and take a photo of
a flat white surface. You can then look at the photograph and look for
blemishes and spots. Adjust the levels of the image to alter the contrast and
help any darker bits appear dark enough to see. If you need to change your
lens, make sure to do so in a dust-free environment to avoid the risk of
While your sensor and lens are crucial
parts and should be cleaned well, do not forget to clean the outside of your
digital camera. Using a soft cloth, clean oils and any debris that collect on
the camera. Avoid using pre-moistened wipes as the chemicals unless they are
made especially for cameras. As you clean your camera, do not forget that your
camera comes with a manual.
Whether you aspire to be a photographer or are quickly building your career, your camera is your most valuable tool. You want to make sure that it is clean and ready for any project to which you bring it.