Apeture and Shutter Speed

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Apeture and Shutter Speed
In reply to Aspiringtobe, Mar 3, 2014

Aspiringtobe -

Forget the classes. They are not teaching you anything useful. Flash photography, when used well, will give you great results. It just takes a little more understanding.

Then understand the 3 main settings you have to get a great exposure - Aperture, Shutter speed, and ISO. Your using these to literally fight for the light you have in a situation. In great light, the fight is easy. In low light you have to tinker. Big aperture, fast shutter, and low ISO is ideal in most (?) situations, unless you want a creative effect, but in low light something has to give. Or you light up your scene/object with flash/spotlights.

Also use your cameras light meter as a reference. And it wouldn't hurt to start in Aperture Priority mode instead of full manual. This way you can concentrate on adjusting your aperture, then checking what shutter speed that the camera gives you based on it's ISO setting and its light meter. The light meter will be a digital gauge that goes + to -, and will show you when the camera think it will under/over expose a shot.

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