I have asked a question in my instagram account. and received some suggestions I could talk about this week’s tip. What else could I help you with other than my photography skills/knowledge. As random as this post will be yet I hope it will help you somehow.
P.S Monday tips are becoming more like “Any day Tips”
There are three things in the camera that go together. Think of them like triplets. Don’t change one without thinking of the other ones.
Aperture -F/stop | Shutter speed | ISO.
The aperture (FStop) is the measurement of how much light is going into the lens it also controls the depth of field in the image. Some of you may ask how can I get the blurry backgrounds. This setting controls this thing. When the number is small the depth of field gets to be more. for example f/1.8 could give you a good blurry background. and f/5.6 won’t give you much depth.
In photography the smaller number f/1.8 = larger =more light
Big number f/16 = small= less light
shutter speed is how fast the shutter opens and closes to let the light in. Consider it as a curtain. The higher the number the faster it shuts, and the lower number the slower it moves.
⇒1/25 is slow but 1/125 is fast
If you want a slow motion photo make sure you have your camera steady on a tripod and keep the shutter speed lower than 1/25 to get the result that you want.
Usually I would keep playing with the number to get the desired image on which ever thing that I am shooting.
ISO: Increasing the ISO will increase the digital noise.
If you took a photo and you saw noise in it. As in “pixellated much”, this means your ISO is set too high probably 1000+. Make sure you are about 640 or 800 at most.
*(When you click and the shutter is slow this means that it is below 50. If you raise the shutter speed and your photo gets darker, lower the number of the f/Stop) to get in more light.
Some lenses the lowest f/stop is 1.2 ( will give you the blurry background/also it means more light is coming into the lens)
Other lenses the lowest is f/stop is 5.6 (won’t give you much blur)
If you’re indoor and you don’t have any natural light aka the sun. The mode I use whether it was in the Canon or Fuji is AV or A.
I could tell you to buy a speedlite and all. Do research about if you could get and your budget allow, do. it is a good investment if you’re really into photography.
But for shooting with no speedlite or any other soft boxes. Just make sure that your ISO isn’tI used to shoot in Manual, But lately and mostly I tend to use the Aperture priority mode. In Canon it is called “AV”.
To get a decent photo indoors:
Higher up the ISO and get the lowest Aperture possible. My lens could go to f1.8
iPhone Applications that I use:
Applications that I use for editing, framing or adding fonts in my iPhone.
I use iPhone 6. It has a pretty good camera for a mobile. Those are my top apps:
All those apps are linked to either their websites or itunes. So click away:)
Buying a Camera:
I have received this question more than once, what camera should I buy?.
The first question you got to ask yourself is what is it that you want the camera for?
Good quality daily photos?
or maybe you’re interested in the photography field and wanting to get into it even more?
Either ways: I cannot recommend anything that I am not using or something that I haven’t tried.
I have heard that the Sony cameras are as good as the Fuji’s but I will be straight forward and say what I have experience in. If you want a good quality photo that is similar to DSLR’s go for a Fuji. Not necessary like the one I have. I would consider that you get one with better flip screen because mine isn’t that practical. The good thing is that it gives you the quality and it does have a wifi function. Click Here to read more about it.
If you’re just starting out don’t get the beginners camera’s if you’re buying.. At least get a semi pro. For me I upgraded from my first camera that was 450D to 60D Canon of course. The Canon 60D also has an amazing video quality.
- 600D would be considered as the beginners cameras
- 60D is a Semi Pro
- and the5D/6D would be considered as “pro cameras”.
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