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When I read book I look at the sample photos and try and guess what exposure setting the photographer has used, to try and understand why he used those setting to get the shot...why he chose a particular F stop to get the background, why he chose a particular shutter speed to freeze the action...sometime I get it right, more often than not I dont.
So can someone give me some simple rules to follow? I got told Shutter speed controls the background, aperture controls what the flash hits...that now seems a bit odd as a recent book I was reading recommended F8 1/125 for a general catch all setting for wide angle (gives blue water background), faster shutter speed gives sharper photos, then it all goes different for macro ...etc.
I am sure there are lots of tips more experienced photographers have...how do they teach these to new photographers..? I would appreciate any advice I can get.
- mark jeffs
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For practice set up a flower on your kitchen table and shoot it at a number of f-stops and shutter speeds to see how your particular camera works.
Bill Van Antwerp Canon/Nauticam/Subal/Inon Lots of glass
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