Close-up photography, or macro photography as it is sometimes incorrectly called, is a genre hat many want to try as they learn digital photography. One of the first accessories I bought when I started out in photography was a set of close-up filters. Close-up photography can be very expensive but there is a way of […]
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Depending on how bright the light conditions you are photographing will determine how much light needs to reach the sensor to create a perfect exposure. If for example you have your aperture set to wide open on say, f2.8, then you are allowing in a large quantity of light. The bucket will fill quickly so the tap can only be open for a short time, i.e. you will set a very fast shutter speed. As you close down and make it smaller so you will need to increase your shutter speed or leave the tap on for longer until your tap is just dripping. This will mean in order to get a full bucket the tap will have to be left on for a very long time. Aperture and shutter speed affect each other. Change the one and you’ll need to change the other. Each setting halves or doubles the amount of light each time your change it.
Whenever I go out on a photo shoot I love to include as much color and as bold as possible. Color is more important to our worlds than we think and is often taken for granted. Although monochrome photos are great, there is more to color photography than we think. A few techniques mentioned in this article will add a dramatic dimension to your images.
I always had a problem when taking images that had a lot of white in them or where they were quite dark. They came out grey or with the dark images, too light. What I hadn’t realized was that my camera was doing its own thing. That is, the light meter was being fooled by the conditions and making its own decisions. Most times they are great but there are times when they just don’t get it right. This is when exposure compensation can be used.