Posts Tagged ‘speed’

The Exposure Mode Dial On Your Camera


Why?

All of these changes have a compositional outcome. If you are changing these things and not…


The Road To Creativity


I’m Not Paying Attention To The Composition Of My Photograph


Don’t Have Your Camera Handy? You Can Practice Photography Anyway.

Next time you’re viewing a photograph try to imagine how the photographer made the picture. Do you think that they used a large aperture or a small aperture? How about a fast or slow shutter speed? What about the ISO? And the focal length lens? What do you think the the white balance setting was? […]


The “Priority” Exposure Modes

On your exposure mode dial there is an aperture priority mode and a shutter priority mode. In aperture priority mode, you pick the aperture (f-stop) and your camera picks the shutter speed. In shutter priority mode, you pick the shutter speed and your camera picks the aperture. The problem with these modes is that, in terms of […]


Photography Classes At Night

I was recently asked if I teach  photography classes at night and I answered “yes, the classes that I teach in the evening start  at 6:30 pm and usually end at 9:30pm.” I misunderstood the question. The question was about whether I taught a class that specialized in creating photographs at night. Do you really […]


Do You Want To Learn To Be a Better Photographer?


Generalizations In Photography

Generalizations In Photography Generalization – A shutter speed of slower than 1/60 of a second is will cause blurriness from hand-holding your camera while making a picture. Generalization – On a bright, sunny day an ISO of 100 should be used. Generalization – The more megapixels, the better. Applying generalizations to the specifics of what […]


Above Average Photographers Make Above Average Photographs


Some Thoughts On Shutter Speed


Taking Versus Making


Backyard Fireworks, Sewell NJ

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Now What?


What Your Camera’s Light Meter Does

Your camera meter measures the intensity (brightness) of light. Nothing more, nothing less.
This measurement of light is expressed as…


Do You Use Your Camera Meter Thoughtfully?

Our meter allows us evaluate what we’re photographing, while our chosen exposure based on our metering allows us to get the visual information that we want in our picture.


Got Flash?

Learn to use it to make better pictures. The photograph below used flash in combination with a slow shutter speed to get parts of the photograph to appear sharp and other areas of the photograph to appear blurred from motion.


Washington DC Photography Classes – Beginners Should Begin Here


Learn The Basics Of Photography

Sam D’Amico offers two  classes that will help you to learn the basics of photography and how to use your camera in manual exposure mode. When you have an understanding of the basics of photography and you use your camera in manual exposure mode you use your mind, instead of a machine, to create photographs. […]


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