Some interesting links…

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I found some interesting links today for us newbie photographers!

Read these in order:

What is exposure?

What is shutter speed?

What is aperture?

I found this chart to be especially helpful as a reference for in M mode, ISO 100 and normal light…

Aperture

f/1.4

f/1.8

f/2.8

f/4

f/5.6

f/8

f/11

f/16

f/22

Shutter
Speed

1/2000

1/1000

1/500

1/250

1/125

1/60

1/30

1/15

1/8

 Have fun experimenting!

 I seem to have a horrible time remembering what the different settings are for aperture and shutter speed, so I’ve made a couple notes from the readings above and from other books:

Aperture
f/1 is a large opening, therefore it lets in more light. Ideal for low light.
f/22 is a very small opening, therefore it lets in less light. Ideal for a sunny days on the beach or in the snow.
Field of Depth + aperture
example 1: for close up shots where you want to focus on a flower use a larger aperture, it will make the background more blurred drawing attention to the main object (the flowers head).
example 2: for a landscape where you want to have the foreground and background in focus use a smaller aperture.
*I also read that having you aperture between f/8-f/11 with most lenses is the best for sharpness to an image.

Shutter Speed
A slow shutter speed is 2″ (good for capturing a waterfall where you want a silky-smoothness to the water), a fast shutter speed is 1/500 (good for capturing water drops).

Also, this photo was taken last night in Port George, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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