After many posts about photographic technique, it’s time to talk about composition. Composition is the artistic or aesthetic side of photography. A good composition grabs the audience’s attention and does it for the reasons the photographer wanted. Good composition shows the photographer’s intention.
After taking a few photographs in manual mode, it’s possible that you have realized two things:
Now that you know the main components of your camera, you know the shooting modes and have used your camera in Program, Time Priority and Aperture Priority modes, the moment of truth is here: you will use your camera in manual mode.
After the previous posts in which you discovered the basic components, the shooting modes and the shutter, this time I’ll try to explain the next component: the diaphragm aperture, and its effect in the image.
In my previous post I explained about the camera shooting modes and finished with a recommendation: that you grab your camera and practice in Program mode.
According to my last post, you only need four controls (focus, aperture, exposure time, sensitivity) in order to produce an image. It may sound simple, but they are four variables you need to understand and control according to the scene you’re facing and the image you’re aiming to make. Learning to control those four variables Read More …
In a previous post I mentioned many kinds of cameras and the typical use case that would make you choose one kind over another. And yet, I’d like to take a step back and analyze the parts or components that every camera has.