For the last several posts, we have been talking about exposure and how we can use it to creatively change the look of our photos. And in our previous post, we looked at using the aperture settings to change the depth of field of an image.
But it’s important to understand that your ability to change the different exposure controls depends on the limitations of your gear. In particular, your choice of aperture size is dependent on the limitations of your lens.
This is where the concept of lens speed comes into the picture.
The term ‘lens speed’ refers to the maximum aperture of a lens. A lens that has a maximum aperture of 2.8 or larger is often called a ‘fast lens’. That’s because the larger aperture lets in more light, allowing you to use a faster shutter speed and still have enough light to get proper exposure.
So a fast lens allows you more flexibility in terms of depth of field and in freezing motion with a faster shutter speed. They also allow you to shoot in lower lighting conditions without using a flash.
On the other hand, fast lenses are heavier and more expensive. That’s the tradeoff. There’s always a tradeoff, isn’t there?
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With just a few days until Christmas, it seems the right time to talk about Christmas and Holiday photography.
Here are a few tips:
Get ready! Be sure to be ready for lots of picture-taking. That means having your camera gear packed up and ready to go, if you will be on the road, or just ready and waiting for you if you’ll be staying home...
If you've ever spent time scrolling through your Lightroom catalog looking for images of particular people, you know how frustrating it can be.
But Lightroom can help with that.
It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo: