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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by A8, Sep 15, 2007.
Who, me? Or are you referring to a different kind of poster (paper poster etc.)
Man don't even bother with that shit.
Camera's work around three basic thing: Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
Aperture - The diameter of the lens that opens to collect light. Aperture is expressed in F-stops; the more light that is let in, the smaller the F-stop designation. Likewise, the larger the F-stop designation, the less light you will let in.
Ex: F1.8 would let a lot of light in
F2.8 in would also let a great chunk of light in, but not as much as 1.8)
F11 would be letting barely any light in at all compared to the above two stops.
You may ask yourself why people do not just keep there lenses wide open (smallest number designation), and the answer is simple: depth of field
Shutter speed: Pretty obvious, this is the speed of the shutter, which therefore means it is the control for how much light you want to pass through the aperture lens to the sensor.
Depending on the lens, you can actually handhold shots as low as 1/5 second. For your lens I would try to see if you can take a steady shot around 1/30sec - you should only be able to do this in moderately well lit conditions though.
ISO - Denotes is how sensitive the image sensor is to the amount of light present. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the image sensor becomes. The reason to increase ISO is to make it easier to function in low-light situations, but the downside is that a higher ISO increases the noise you'll find in your pictures. Click here for an example of noise and ISO.
To do a quick summation:
Aperture is the size of the hole in which light passes through. You can increase or decrease this size depending on what F-stop you settle on.
Shutter speed: The gateway/controls how much light at a given time enters through the aperture and how long it will illuminate the sensor.
ISO: How sensitive the sensor is to light; the larger the number the more sensitive it is (ex: 1600 is waaaaaay more sensitive than 100).
As for your camera modes, fuck every one of the "portrait" or "night photography" settings. These are the only settings you will really need to start off with:
Av - Camera lets you select the aperture, auto compensates for everything else.
Tv - Camera lets you select what shutter speed you want, auto compensates for aperture
M - Manual... ind of obvious (you control everything!)
Auto - For when you get lazy and want to see what a picture should look like (assuming it is correctly auto-exposing everything)
The one thing I recommend you read through is the manual for the camera body, as it will cover each of these modes more in depth, cover metering options, and a lot of other stuff (and you'll prob want to know about auto ISO adjustment). The other book that is recommended is [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-3rd-Photographs-Camera/dp/0817439390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296669968&sr=8-1"]Understanding Exposure[/ame].
Edit: I got to be honest, I am not a fan of the 18-55mm. I think the 50mm 1.8 prime is a perfect entry level lens, and it is way cheaper too. Frankly if you plan on doing any concerts, you are going to want this lens anyway for your budget. Fuck, for my budget I still want this lens (I am replacing it with a 16-35mm L lens however)
I think he's referring to the female poster.
Ah you mean krampus? Yeah I'm starting to as well. Pretty sad that I have 2 years on her and she has me beat by over 4000 posts.
English girls aren't really that hot, especially when compared to maybe romanian or finnish girls.
Seems like a lot to digest, but I hope I'll be able to get the hang of it. Thanks for all of the info though, it's much appreciated.
Right now I'm talking to my aunt (not the one who's batshit crazy. We're in the clear, guys). She asked to see my resume and she's gonna make it look half-decent. Sweet deal.
Time to get up at fucking 5:20 again. Fucking mornings.
Woke up yesterday after 90 minutes of sleep and just now after 4 or 5 hours. What the fuck?
No, not her. the Romanian chick. Forgot her name.
Just woke up, gotta love having classes canceled. However, I can't really go anywhere due to my car still being snowed in from this apocalyptic thunderstorm blizzard we had a few days ago.
That's not her and Neurotica is Ukranian anyway.
Wearing a badass plaid shirt because it's FRIDAY. TGIF TGIF TGIF. Playing music and going to an enchilada cook-off potluck dinner tomorrow.
lolz silly japanese don't know its thursday...
Currently sitting in a gallery with my professor's work playing all around me (open gallery hours tbh); 13 TVs playing 4 videos each, all 13 DVDs on loop with high volume. It's a cacophony. Love it.
Found out that the shutter count for my camera is just barely over 1,000, and the life expectancy is approx 100,000. Pretty win!
Drinking dessert wine and watching Married with Children. Being sophisticated and stuff.