I was looking at the shutterspeed dial the other day and it occurred to me the most under used shutterspeed was 1/4000 sec or even 1/8000 sec.
Few of beginners and even professionals ever intentionally set those shutter speeds.
So while I have a class at La Sierra University I’m teaching the basics to, I came up with this idea to illustrate equivalent exposure at the same time make it fun and more exciting for my beginners. Continue reading Water balloons, high shutter speeds and timing →
I’ve said before but it’s always worth mentioning.
Even seasoned photographers who supposedly have their camera handling down, need to be taking pictures often.
That’s how you keep up your skills.
Prior to auto focus, the only way to get comfortable with a telephoto lens especially if you’re shooting sports is to use that lens often.
You learn, for instance, when tracking a subject that is moving towards you, you need to turn the focus ring clockwise or counterclockwise and at a rate proportional to how fast they approach.
These days with auto focus, you still need to make sure to choose the right ‘dot'(Canon uses red, Nikon a black dot) in your viewfinder in anticipation of where your subject is going to be. Continue reading Meet Callie the hydrophilic dog →