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TAKING BETTER PICTURES WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA – PART 1

May 12, 2017

The following applies to most Point-and-Shoot cameras as well as digital SLRs. It does not apply to cell phone cameras since they generally have no user-changeable settings and don’t produce files with enough quality for anything other than field records.

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TAKING BETTER PICTURES WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA – PART 2

May 12, 2017

Exposure – There are 3 main variables that effect how the image gets exposed by your camera. The two most important are the shutter speed and the aperture or f-stop. The third is the ISO, or how sensitive your camera’s sensor is to the light that’s falling on it.

Since understanding the ISO is the least complicated of these three I’ll talk about it first. Essentially the ISO represents a trade-off between how well the camera can capture an image under low-light conditions, and image quality. The higher the ISO the greater the camera’s sensitivity to light, but also the higher the ISO the more ‘noise’ will degrade the quality of the image.

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TAKING BETTER PICTURES WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA – PART 3

May 12, 2017

In my last post I started talking about adjusting your exposure, it included a section on how to set your ISO and also had a lengthy discussion about choosing your shutter speed. For this post I’ll be covering adjusting the aperture on your lens and what affect the various settings will have on your photos.

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