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Category: Mastering F Stop & Shutter Speed

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What Shutter Speed Is Better To Use For Handheld Shooting?

What Shutter Speed Is Better To Use For Handheld Shooting?

Once you start photography there are many things that become clear. The first is that lighting is essential to creating a good image. The second thing is that the digital medium has made things much faster and easier. Thirdly, we realise that camera usage is crucial to getting good photos. Once these three things come […]

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The Correct Way To Use Your Camera

The Correct Way To Use Your Camera

My name is Amy and I am a photographer from Australia. I started photography about ten years ago and I remember it was really confusing. The difficulty was knowing exactly what information was really important and how to bring it all together to create some stunning images. If this sounds like familiar then please read […]

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Formal and Informal F Stops

Formal and Informal F Stops

Click on the image to expand into a new page. These are formal and informal F stops. Each number that’s on bold is a true f stop. The others, the in between numbers, are smaller or larger increments. Why is this important? Well because F stops work in pretty well with shutter speed. It means […]

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Understanding F-Stops and Long Exposures

Understanding F-Stops and Long Exposures

What are long exposures? These are photographs taken through a camera’s lens while it remains open for a significantly longer period than a traditional photograph requires. For example, when someone wants to document images of star trails or the Milky Way Galaxy, they are going to be obliged to use a long exposure to get […]

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Shutter Speed Basics

Shutter Speed Basics

I’m sure you know that one of the most important key elements to getting beautifully clear and artistic photos is firstly knowing and having a sense of the artistic. This is a very important aspect you need in order to refine your digital photography. The secret really is, combining your natural artistic flare with some […]