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Archive for August, 2011

Switching Between Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Other Modes

Switching Between Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Other Modes

Cameras these days offer a bevy of different modes, so many that it can easily become a confusing ordeal for someone who is just getting into it. You’ve got aperture priority mode, shutter priority mode, programmed automatic mode, and of course, manual mode. How do you know when to use which one? Does one particular mode lend itself to better photography in certain situations? Let’s stop and take a closer look.
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The Sunny 16 Rule

The Sunny 16 Rule

Have you ever heard of the sunny 16 rule? It seems to have all but disappeared in most modern discussions of photography. As a matter of fact, it’s one of many rules that photographers seem to have forgotten. That’s a shame because the sunny 16 rule serves as a nice way to check your current exposure settings. Let’s have a look at how it works.
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Taking Pictures In Wet Weather

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Taking Pictures In Wet Weather

When the weather takes a turn for the worse, a lot of photographers put away their cameras. It’s always the same old sob story. It’s gray out. Nothing has any color. But nothing could be further from the truth. When it starts to rain, whatever does have color becomes extremely colorful. It’s the perfect time to get out and photograph the flowers in your garden or just about anything.
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What is A-DEP on a Canon camera, and how do I use it?

What is A-DEP on a Canon camera, and how do I use it?

Here’s the predicament. You’re taking a picture of your family in a dimly lit room, and you want everyone in the shot to appear completely in focus. If you use the highest f-number aperture available, you know you’ll be able to get the shot just right, but there’s a problem with that. It might make your photo turn out dark. Is there a way to solve this problem? Let’s have a look at Canon’s solution.
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Taking Colorful Photos In Your Garden

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Taking Colorful Photos In Your Garden

Why travel to an exotic location for photography when you can take some of your best shots in your own backyard? Photography and gardening go together like two peas in a pod. It’s a great way to show off your hard work all while perfecting your macro and flower photography skills. But for all the fun you’ll be having, there are a few things that may surprise you about taking pictures in your garden. Here’s what you can expect.
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How Lighting Affects The Mood Of Your Photos

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How Lighting Affects The Mood Of Your Photos

Good photography, just like any art, should tug at our heartstrings. Images should make us feel one way or another, and if they don’t, we tend to ignore them. What you photograph is important. We’ve shown how subject selection can seriously impact the mood of your photos. But there’s something else that goes beyond this. As you’re about to learn, lighting is just as important. I’ll show you why.
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