Month: March 2021

Tips To Photograph The Moon

Tips To Photograph The Moon Photographing the moon tends to challenge and confuse beginner photographers. What happens? Images are often overexposed, revealing nothing more than a bright white blob in the sky. Why is the moon hard to photograph? Many beginner photographers start by taking pictures at night, and this creates opposite effects in a sense. What does that mean? If you think of the moon as a big bright light, it’s surrounded by the night sky. Do not let the darkness of the night fool you. Remember that your subject is the moon, and it’s bright. Therefore, the camera,...

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What is ISO in Photography?

What is ISO in Photography? What is ISO in photography? A simple and easy way to remember what ISO in photography does for you is to think of it as if you have a¬†flashlight for your camera. In a non-technical sense, when you adjust your ISO setting, you either increase or decrease the amount of light reaching your (digital) sensor. When do you adjust your ISO? Increasing your ISO helps in low-light situations, when a flash is inappropriate, or where you need help beyond your desired aperture and shutter speed settings, for example. Let’s pretend you are on vacation and a photo opportunity...

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What is Aperture?

What is aperture? Aperture is the amount of light being admitted through the lens as you capture your subject. How can you tell how much light that is? In the example image, the aperture, also known as the f-stop, is the number 4.5 (F4.5). Adjusting the aperture allows you to get creative. Think of a crisp, focused image (foreground and background), compared to a focused foreground subject but with a blurred-out background. Using an aperture of f/4.5 compared to f/16 helps create the blurred background effect. Dialing in f/16 gives you more of the postcard type creation. What is going on? Your...

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