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Bas i c sofCamer aOper at i on: Movi ngBe y ondAut omat i c

Pr es ent edbyMel i ndaJ a nk ows k i Dec ember23, 2013


Evolution of a Photographer 100

More Classes

90 80

Workshop 70

Skill Level [%]

New Equipment

60

New Software

Manual

50 40

1st Photo Class

30

Knowledge Quality of Photos

20 10

Auto

0 Point & Shoot

1st DSLR

1st Non-kit Lens

Professional Critique

Time

2nd DSLR

Death


T er mi nol ogy: Expos ur eT r i angl e

I SO: hows ens i t i v ey our s ens ori st ol i ght

Shut t erSpeed: l engt hoft i met he s hut t eri sopen

Aper t ur e: openi ngt ha t l i mi t showmuc hl i ghthi t s y ours ens or


TheBes tSemi aut omat i cModes 1) Aper t ur eS el ec t : Y ouc hoos et hea per t ur e , t hec a mer ac hoos est hes hut t ers peed 2) S hut t erS el ec t : Y ouc hoos et hes hut t ers peed, t hec a mer ac hoos est hea per t ur e

Ape r t ur es e l e c t t oi s ol at es ubj e c t ( or s hal l owde pt hof f oc us )

S hut t e rs e l e c t t of r e e z emot i on


Manual Mode: Gr eatf orc r eat i ves hot s S t udi os hot wi t hr i mandmai nl i ght s

S i xmi nut ee x pos ur et oc apt ur es t art r ai l s

S i l houe t t eat s uns e t


Under s t andi ngI SO I S O200

I S O10, 000

Ques t i onst oa s ky our s el fr s t : 1. L i ght-I st hes ubj ec twel l l i t ? 2. Gr a i n-DoI wa ntagr a i nyi ma georonewi t hout noi s e? 3. T r i pod-DoI ha v eoneonha nd? 4. Mov i ng-I smys ubj ec tmov i ngors t a t i ona r y ?


Under s t andi ngShut t erSpeed S hut t ers peed=20s

S hut t ers peed=1/ 8000s

S hut t ers peed=1/ 80s

Rul eof T humb: I fha ndhel d, s hut t ers peeds houl dbenol es st ha nt hei nv er s eoft hef oc a l l engt hofy ourl ens


Under s t andi ngAper t ur e

f / 2. 0

f / 5. 6

f / 16


Bokeh Comesf r om t heJ a pa nes ewor kbok e( 暈け orボケ) , whi c hmea ns" bl ur "or" ha z e" Ref er st ot hequa l i t yoft heoutoff oc usr egi on


Foc al Lengt h

Wi dewi l l hel py ou t el l as t or ya boutt he env i r onment

T el ewi l l i s ol a t ey our s ubj ec tf r om t he ba c k gr ound


Eac hLensHasaPur pos e


Under s t andi ngDept hofFi el d( DOF) S hal l owDOF : onl yt hes ubj ec ti si nf oc us , ba c k gr ound&f or egr oundoutoff oc us( bok eh) De e pDOF : ev er y t hi ngi si nf oc us 1) Pl a c ementofy ours ubj ec tma t t er s !

2) Di ffer entl ens esha v edi ffer entDOFa tt hes a mef s t op

200mm Ba c k gr oundc l os e

200mm Ba c k gr oundf a r


Under s t andi ngDept hofFi el d( c ont ’ d) 3) Abi ggers ens erha smor es ha l l owDOF F ul l f r a me=24mm X36mm Ni k on&Ca nonc ons umer=~18X~24mm Poi nta nds hoot=2/ 3i n I Phone=1/ 3”

4) Dec r ea s i ngdi s t a nc et os ubj ec tdec r ea s esDOF f / 2. 2, 1/ 4000s Cl os eup

f / 2. 2, 1/ 5000s F a r t hera wa y


Basics of Camera Operation: Moving Beyond Automatic