APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED
What are we doing?
- Learning how to control shutter speed, aperture, iso,
white balance, and exposure on your digital cameras
- Demonstrating that you can use those controls to affect
the depth of field and the depiction of motion in a photograph
What do we have to turn in?
- 4 photos showing the effects below to the best
of your camera's ability
Of those 4 photos include 1 of each of the following effects:
A photo that shows SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD
A photo that shows GREATER DEPTH OF FIELD
A photo that shows STOPPED ACTION (crisp/frozen)
A photo that shows MOVING ACTION (blurred)
What should I make sure to do?
- Remember, something must be moving in order to show
its motion as blurred or frozen.
- If you have A/Av and S/TV on your camera, use those settings.
- If you do not, use the portrait, landscape, night photography, and sports settings
- Make sure to shoot this assignment someplace where
there is plenty of light.
- Make changes to your iso, white balance, and exposure as needed
- If you really can not achieve shallow depth of field, use
the MACRO setting on your camera and take a close-up photo
What should I think about?
- Think about every single object you are including in the frame. Are you sure you want it to be there?
- Think about what you are trying to say with the photograph. Is it just “pretty”, or are you trying to tell the view something?
- Think about the camera angle…is it boring? Does it help to say something about the subject?
- Think about what focal length you want. Wide angle or zoom. Try framing the shot in different focal lengths before taking a picture. Which is the best composition?
- Look HERE for more ideas about angles and zoom
- Think about where you point you camera to meter a scene. Is it a really dark place or a really light place? Try to meter in a neutral place, not too light or too dark.
What should I do if I need help? ………………………Ask me!