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"Her life improved dramatically when she decided to break the rules, and see beauty where she'd be told there was none."

bookmarks:
  • Aperture (f stop): Opening light travels threw. Wider aperture (more light)=lower number=blurrier background. "Shoot wide open".
  • ISO: Sensitivity of the image sensor to light. Higher ISO=grainier pictures. Raise ISO in low-light, indoor areas.
  • Shutter speed: The amount of time the shutter is open. 1/(the # of a second). Keep shutter speed as high as possible. When shooting people no slower than 1/125. To low will cause "camera shake". Lower shutter speed = more light but, blurrier image. Higher shutter speed = less light but, sharper image.
  • White balance: Leave on auto except when shooting in bad indoor lighting. 1) Change to custom white balance. 2) Get something white in the same lighting, like computer paper. 3) Fill your frame with the white, and take a picture in the lighting you will be using (it won’t focus and that is okay).
  • Kit lens: Does not allow for wide aperture, not as sharp.
  • 50mm f/1.8 lens: Does not zoom. Allows for wide aperture.
  • Ligh meter: + 2 . . . 1 . . . 0 . . . 1 . . . 2 -
  • Manuel mode: Use aperture, ISO, and shutter speed to get your light meter to be at zero (exposure triangle). Best done with a prime lense.
  • Sharp Photos: Shutter speed at least 1/125. Do not shoot wide open.
  • Changing the focus: Put the sqaure on the subjects eyes, when shooting people.
  • Rule of thirds : Eyes should be where the verical and horizontal line join. Horizontal=subject should be in left or right third, vertical=top or bottom third.
  • Golden hour
  • Overexposed photos: Happens in bright sun, usually between the hours of 11-2. Find open shade.
  • Black & white photos: Create depth with shadows. Use high contrast.
  • limb chopping
  • negative space
  • leading lines
  • split lighting
  • metering mode
mar 26 2013 ∞
jul 29 2013 +