Understanding Your Camera’s Drive Modes
Usually, when you press the shutter button on your camera, you take one photo. If you want take another photo, you just press the shutter button again. This is what is known as Single Shot drive mode and it is the default drive mode for all cameras. While this is great when you want to take your time between each shot, but there are also other drive modes that are more specialized for different scenarios.
Aperture Guide Pt 4: Aperture and Composition
In addition to controlling exposure and creating lovely bokeh, aperture and depth of field are important tools in a photographer’s arsenal in creating effective composition. We explore three main compositional aperture technique: Subject isolation with shallow depth of field, environmental aperture with deep depth of field, and optimal aperture sharpness for flat depth of field.
Shallow Depth of Field | Aperture Guide Pt 2
In this article, we will talk about what aperture is primarily used for in photography, which is to control depth of field (DOF). Depth of field is the front-to-back zone in a photograph where objects appear acceptably sharp. We will cover both the shallow and deep depth of field, as well as the other factors that affect depth of field, aperture, distance between you and the subject, focal length, and the sensor size.
Aperture Guide Pt. 1: The Basics of Aperture
This article is part 1 of our aperture guide that will talk about aperture and its role in photography. We will start off by explaining what aperture is, what f-stop is, and how aperture controls exposure. The aperture is the opening at the end of the lens that lets light to hit the sensor.
I Just Bought a New DSLR Camera, Now What? A Basic Primer on Automated Camera Modes
You have just bought a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera) or advanced point and shoot camera with DSLR capabilities, now what? You might be asking yourself, “How can I start learning how to take professional quality photographs?” The goal of the SLR Lounge Shooting Guide is to teach you the techniques and insights that will make you a better photographer. For now, let’s focus on understanding some of the basic automated camera modes to help you start using your camera right away!