Learning camera operations

During my 2020 Spring Semester in Photojournalism learned more than what I expected. The ten photos give my viewers a look at what I know, but some times that is not always enough, I also I have to tell you in depth why I did what I did in some if not all of these photos. First, it is necessary that I begin with the basics, what are the typical functions of a manual camera? There is shutter speed, which is the tool that controls the light and the motion of your subject you wish to shoot, the slower the shutter speed the blurrier your photo may look but the faster it is the clearer your subject will be. While going out to do my ten pictures I was sure to get a variable of places to make all of them different from the other. I tried finding places with the best lighting, which is, in my opinion, outside. The shot that was most difficult to me was the blurred action because it required a lot of focus for me, I also had to make sure I had all the numbers right, the ISO, which should be 400, the correct shutter speed- 1/30th and the correct aperture. It took a while to get the shot because the subject had to be moving but also be in focus, I should be able to see their faces expression or even small details about the clothes they had one. As for the background, any and everything should be blurred out. The photo that was easiest but also the most fun was the “Perspective” shot. It was fun because it allowed me to be creative with the colors, at the park there are so many colors, natural colors; but my subject stood out which made it my favorite. 

This class has taught me the importance of reciprocity, it probably was not the hardest to learn but it is probably one of the most important. Knowing that which was to turn the shutter speed in what situation so the photo has the right amount of light. I also know that in this class there are 4 elements that should be set before you start shooting: IOS, Aperture/shutter speed, meter and the white balance. When shooting indoors that involves activities where your subject and/or subjects are moving, you should be at a 1600 IOS, 2.8 f stop and 500 on the aperture. Sports are fast so you need the shutter speed to be faster to catch your subject. 

This class has helped me have a better understanding of how to shoot the right picture, what works best for what situations and also the “why.” 

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