Sorry for the lack of content being published I have started to work on my video editing with premiere pro and my photo shop abilities and I have put some hours into learning instead of information blogs. I apologize and hope to get the 3rd and final portion about the exposure triangle out either this week or next week! Here are some future things I will be giving information about, please let me know in the comments if there are other topics you would enjoy.
ISO! (International standards organization)
Minor tutorial in lighting (2 light set up)
Minor Video tutorial
Those are the blogs I have planned so far, please let me know if you thank anything else would be beneficial to add!
Hope you enjoy this video, I am currently working on getting better at video editing and filming, if you have any feed back or advice please leave it down below in the comments section.
Here is the video review I have done on the 105mm 2.8 Macro and the 1.4E lenses from Nikon. Included you can see the setup of what my lighting set up was. Some video and information on the two lenses. The photos to compare (At F3.2 I personally could not see a difference) I think the 105mm macro would be a great choice for someone starting out however the main advantage with the 1.4E lens is that you can open the aperture up and create some interesting depth of field on the face. Of course this is just my personal opinion, let me know if you have any other input in the comments section!
Have you wondered how people have photos of waterfalls that look smooth and give the illusion of motion or direction of flow? Maybe you are more concerned with why your wildlife photos aren't crisp, or why a baseball pitch looks blurry? It all comes down to shutter speed and motion blur. Shutter speed is given in increments of seconds, generally a whole 1 is 1 second and any fraction thereafter will be faster than a second (1, 1/250, 1/2000, 1/4000). I have some photos of birds to illustrate the general idea of what the difference in shutter speed might look like.
All of these were captured with the D810 - I have listed the lenses that were being used at the time. Please note that as shutter speed is adjusted, often the ISO is adjusted as well. This goes back to my first blog about the relationship between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Camera settings also vary depending on how much sunlight is available at the time of the photo.
Let me know what you think in the comments section.
Wrapping your head around the 3 sides of the exposure triangle can be a bit overwhelming at first. I will try and make it easier by explaining the 3 sides separately starting with aperture. Aperture relationship can be remembered by the smaller the aperture number the smaller depth of field in the photo.
In this photo of David his eyes are in focus but an inch back or forward his nose and ears are blurred. This is a shallow depth of field caused by a very small aperture.
If your SLR camera came with a kit lens it probably has an aperture of 3.5-5.6, the minimum opening changes depending on your focal distance. Even with a kit lens you can achieve similar results if you understand aperture settings.
Notice how as the aperture becomes more narrow the shutter speed and ISO change to compensate for less light hitting the sensor. I was hand holding the camera at this time and the lighting was coming in through the window, not the most elaborate set up but allows for an example of depth of field. Any questions or comments please leave down below and I will respond as soon as possible.
Here are some tips to get you started on your DSLR camera. Having an auto mode and a bunch of presets is nice and can help you begin to understand different settings, however, manual mode allows for more creative advantages. Below I will list some steps that will help you step up your photography game. Later on in this blog series, I will add more tips and expand on lenses, bodies, brands, equipment and software.
If you own a DSLR camera, figure out how to turn it onto manual mode, usually turning it to "M" on your dial.
Become familiar with Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.
Be aware that most cameras come with a Light Meter through the lens; it usually appears on a screen. There are 3 different metering modes (I will expand on this at a later date) - on my d750 model camera, it appears with the other information on the top screen or you can utilize the viewfinder.
Just being aware of this information is a good start.
This diagram is a useful representation of the exposure triangle. Source: http://www.photoaxe.com/exposure-triangle-explained-the-relation-between-aperture-shutter-speed-and-iso/
In the following weeks, I will go into more depth about aperture and depth of field, shutter speed and motion blur, and ISO and noise/lights sensitivity.