#Lights cameracurrys photography guide

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#Lights cameracurrys photography guide

  1. 1. www.dadefreeman.com
  2. 2. Photography for Amateurs ! Quick reference guide
  3. 3. Choose the appropriate mode for your shot 
 SHUTTER PRIORITY (S/TV)
 (You control the Shutter Speed and ISO)
 Ideal for freezing or capturing motion
 ! APERTURE PRIORITY (A/AV)
 (You control the Depth of Field and ISO)
 Ideal for ‘everything in focus’ shots or blurry backgrounds
 ! MANUAL SETTING (M)
 Gives you FULL control of ISO, Shutter Speed and 
 Depth of Field
  4. 4. Shutter Priority A rough guide to shutter speeds 1/4000 - 1/2000 will stop the wings of a hummingbird 1/1000 - 1/500 will freeze an athlete running 1/250 - 1/60 will stop everyday motion 1/30 - 1/8 will blur motion 0.5 - 30” will capture low light, motion and 
 long exposures
  5. 5. Aperture Priority A rough guide to aperture The aperture controls the depth of field, so the wider the aperture 
 (smaller number, i.e. f2.8), the less is in focus, whereas the smaller 
 the aperture (bigger number, i.e. f22), the more is in focus. 
 Don’t forget - The aperture also controls the amount of light 
 reaching the sensor. So, at f2.8, more light gets in and at f22, 
 less light gets in. 

  6. 6. ISO affects Noise/Grain
 
 
 Aperture affects Depth of Field 
 
 
 Shutter affects Motion

  7. 7. Shooting in RAW allows you to capture the 
 full gamut of colours and gives the highest file quality ! An added bonus with RAW files, 
 you can correct/change the White Balance when editing!
  8. 8. Consider your composition. 
 Start by using the ‘rule of thirds’ as a guide. ! Avoid photographing solely from eye level.
 Change your perspective.
  9. 9. Play with these elements 
 
 Leading lines 
 Symmetry
 Patterns
 Contrast
 Texture 
 Angles
 Colour
 Shape
  10. 10. Photograph EVERYTHING 
 (food, babies, weddings, sports etc)
 
 Learn what you like and what you are good at, 
 then hone your skills in your chosen genre(s).
  11. 11. When composing your photograph, check for distracting 
 background elements such as trees, signs, bright colours. ! Top Tip: when editing, turn your picture upside-down
 and look for anything that diverts your
 attention away from the subject.
  12. 12. Gear won’t make you a better photographer … … time, patience, knowledge and practice
 ! WILL!
  13. 13. Learn your camera, read your manual 
 and experiment with your settings. ! Once you know the rules, Go Break Them!
  14. 14. www.dadefreeman.com

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