Welcome To My Blog!Welcome! My name is Angela and I love all things photography. I like to tell stories with my photos-I kind of feel like a writer, with a camera as a pen. I try to keep it real so the memories I capture will always be fresh. This here is my bloggity, where I share photos from sessions and weddings, and also sometimes ramble about photo geekery and creative shizz. ;) I hope you will visit often and that something I write or share will help inspire you or just make you smile. I wish you all la dolce vita!
Posted on August 4, 2010
Well, guess what peeps?! YOUR camera can take nice pictures too! And, I’m (hopefully) going to let you in on a few tricks to make it a little easier to figure out, starting with this post. Most of this info will be geared toward those with DSLR’s since the settings on most point and shoots don’t allow for as much customization. But, I will try to come up with some good stuff for anyone-even you cell phone photographers out there.So, first things first! I want you to branch out and get that dial off of “auto”-otherwise known as the green box. The most important things you need to know are that the AV setting is to allow your camera to prioritize exposure based on your aperture (otherwise known as f-stop), and the TV setting is to prioritize based on shutter speed. Don’t worry if you don’t yet know what all of this means, we’ll get to that in a future post. *Ok-I am a Canon girl, so if you see different settings on your dial, you’re probably going to want to check that little book that came with your camera, or go online and search, (which may be easier, heh) to see which settings correspond to AV & TV on your camera. So, now that you’ve done this, go out and take some photos in each mode. Now, I wouldn’t recommend doing this for an important occasion just yet, but you know, maybe a trip to the park or a walk around the block. All you need to do at this point is either choose your aperture (f-stop)(AV) or your shutter speed (TV) and the camera will do the rest. You’re still basically in partial manual mode, but you’re on your way to figuring out how each setting works, individually without the pressure of setting everything manually. Don’t be scared! Remember, you got a digital camera so you could take as many photos as you like and delete the yucky ones without wasting money. Go out there and practice, noting what happens to your photos in each setting-you can usually see these later, on your computer when you upload them, so you don’t have to try to remember every single one. Come back when you’ve done this and report your findings! I will use your comments to customize the next “tip & tricks” post based on what most people are having trouble with or doing well with. Happy shooting!!
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