Wednesday, January 21, 2009

and that's what its all about!

So a lot of you have been asking me questions about photography....so I thought that I would give it a shot. (Please remember that I really don't know what am a talking about, I just pretend to know!)
To start off, you can get great results from a P&S (point and shoot) camera by using manual mode. You may not be able to do everything with your P&S as you could with a DSLR but you can still get great looking pictures. (you can learn a lot from your manual!)

Aperture is one of my favorite things to play with on my camera. It can make your picture tell a story, give it depth and make you fall in love with your children again...did I say again?

Aperture is a little hole in your lens that lets in light. This hole can be made small or big, just by pushing buttons or turning a dial.

Aperture is measured in
F-stops. Now this is where it can get really confusing, so listen up! The smaller your F-stop (F/2.8) the larger hole. The larger the F-stop (F/11) the smaller the hole.

Aperture also controls "Depth of field" this is the area of sharpness (from near to far) within a photograph. Some photographs contain a great deal of sharpness while others focus on a single subject and wash the rest out.

Wake up!

Are you still with me??

1.Tell a story
You can give you picture a nice, clean sharp look with a large f-stop such as: f/9 or f/11


2. Close up!
You can focus just on one subject, for example - those cute little dimples your babies face, or their tiny toes, you get the point! To do this you need a small f-stop, such as f/2.8 or f/5.6

I learned all that I know from my manual, Ralphie, and the Internet.

a little side note: I edited both of these pictures of Hannah on Picasa. It is this great program that can organize your pictures and edit your photos. If you are looking to not spend very much money, this is a great option because it's FREE! Here is the link to download it!

1 comment:

Kenneth and Melanie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOLENE! I hope that you have a great day. You're an awesome sis-in-law. We need to get together soon for a girls night...perhaps a shopping trip or a movie or whatever. Happy day again.