Quick Tips

Tip of the Day – Aperture

The other day I was out on a photo shoot with 2 college students studying photography. As we were walking to our destination the subject of Aperture kept coming up. As I quizzed them more about this subject I came to the realization of the lack of knowledge they have acquired.

This is not the first time I’ve learned of students not gaining some valuable and practical education on the use of the cameras they own.

So, I am just going to pass this along to anyone interested and just beginning in photography.

The short story ~ plain and simple:

Set your camera to aperture priority (AV for Canon, A for Nikon)
Set your focus point to the center (this will focus on the center point)
Set your camera for taking RAW and not JPG (learn how to develop your raw images)
Set your aperture to f/8 (this is a great place to start which will generally focus everything)

I set my ISO anywhere from 100 to 400 depending on what I am doing or if I am using a tripod.

Just a quick tip for getting right into some great photography.


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