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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 338LAPUASLAP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/19/2018 at 00:06
Thank you both.  I am solely dependent on both of you for your guidance.
The only reason for my trip would be to shadow you. I am a quick learner. I would have to stop in Plano on a Friday.  I might be able to share some contacts that could be beneficial to you in Plano.

ILya, I am doing what you have suggested.  I have broken away a few times just to side by side.
I also wanted to test the differences.  I know it will probably take years.

"Right now, the best advice I can give you is to learn everything you can about aperture settings and the effects of a wide vs stopped down aperture and their effects on exposure and depth of field. Don’t rely on your camera’s “auto” setting. Shoot in either aperture priority or manual modes. You will learn the most the fastest by doing so. Also, shoot in RAW format so you have the greatest control over the final look of your photos in post."

This will be my homework for tomorrow and Friday.

I know nothing of the terminology even.  Just never interested me.  I have taken the feet first or head first jump in approach maybe I should step back and read a little.


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Haven't had a chance yet...Hoping to have some time later.

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Of the 3 main controls you have over exposure -- aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity -- aperture has the greatest impact on the look of your photos. Fully understanding when and why to choose different apertures (or "F-stops") depending on the subject and composition you want is the biggest step you can take toward taking command of your camera. After you get a good understanding of apertures, then move on to learning about shutter speed.

Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity are all interrelated to proper exposure. When you adjust one of those 3, you generally have to make adjustments to one or both of the other two to get the exposure right. Until you learn how to control all 3, shoot in aperture priority with your camera set to Auto ISO. That way, you're adjusting the aperture you want for the subject/scene and letting your camera adjust shutter speed and ISO accordingly to get a proper exposure.

This may all seem daunting at first, but believe me, when you take it one step at a time and get out and practice with your camera, eventually it all starts to make sense. This is why I suggest never ever using the Auto setting on your camera. You will never learn about what impact each of the 3 controls over exposure has and when and how to make adjustments to those 3 controls based on the scene and the "look" you want in your photos if you don't exercise full creative control over them. You gain skill when you take control over your camera. Never let it be in full control, as often as not, it will make the wrong decisions.
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