Photography Practice

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These are a selection of photographs taken during a photography lesson where we were taught to use the DSLR cameras. Focusing on manual settings, looking at sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed, we aimed to produce a range of in focus images, avoiding blur and over exposure. These photography techiques will become useful for a number of pathways in art and will be neccessary for photographing my own work.

ISO is the cameras sensitivity, an average setting for which should be on 100 to produce high quality photographs. The cameras aperture is how much light is let in to the lense. High aperture is necessary for light places to restrict light, low aperture is necessary for dark places to let more light in. Aperture controls the cameras exposure. Letting light in with low aperture can also be useful for certain types of photography. For portraits, the use of low aperture could be used to slightly blur the background while keeping important facial features in focus, such as the eyes. Shutter speed is the control of the time of exposure. For quick movement a high shutter speed should be used to capture something still. A very low shutter speed may capture an image slightly out of focus, thus creating an impression of movement. Tripods are a very useful tool for focus as they can keep the camera parallel, reduce any chance of camera movement and therefore remove any chance of unwanted distortion of shape.

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