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    What will be different if I am taking a photo during day time?

    Small Aperture -> Wat happen
    Large Aperture -> Wat happen

    Thanks for the advice. I just don't get the setting right
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    Default Re: Small or Large Aperture

    Originally posted by apex
    What would be different be if I am taking a photo during day time?

    Small Aperture ->
    Large Aperture ->

    Thanks for the advice
    larger aperture = faster shutter speed, shallower DOF (blurred background)
    smaller aperture = slower shutter speed, deeper DOF (clear background & foreground)

    [edit]mixed up smaller and larger apertures[/edit]

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    Not too sure what u wanted to know...

    But giving it a shot..

    All condition being the same.

    Small aperture > Longer shutter speed
    Small aperture > Deeper depth of field


    Bigger aperture > Shorter shutter speed
    Bigger aperture > Shallower depth of field

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    Thanks.

    1. So "normally" night shot what Aperture settting to use?

    2. Cam -> Object (sunlight at the back of object) What Aperture setting to use?

    3. Cam -> object (sunlight shine onto object) what Aperture setting to use.


    I know there isn't any standard setting. Just wanna get an idea on how to control the Aperture setting.

    Tahnks.

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    Originally posted by binbeto
    Not too sure what u wanted to know...

    But giving it a shot..

    All condition being the same.

    Small aperture > Longer shutter speed
    Small aperture > Deeper depth of field


    Bigger aperture > Shorter shutter speed
    Bigger aperture > Shallower depth of field
    Sorry new to Dcam.

    What does Deeper Depth and Shallower depth of field means ?

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    If you want bigger lens opening(aka bigger aperture), you need to decrese your aperture value or F number.
    If you want smaller lens opening(aka smaller sperture), you need to increase your aperture value or F number.


    Bigger F number = smaller lens opening(small aperture)
    Smaller F number = bigger lens opening(big aperture)

    depth of field in short is the sharpness of the back ground.
    It is affacted by :

    1: distance between the lens and the subject
    2: focusing lengh
    3: aperture.



    Hope this help.

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    Originally posted by apex
    Thanks.

    1. So "normally" night shot what Aperture settting to use?

    2. Cam -> Object (sunlight at the back of object) What Aperture setting to use?

    3. Cam -> object (sunlight shine onto object) what Aperture setting to use.


    I know there isn't any standard setting. Just wanna get an idea on how to control the Aperture setting.

    Tahnks.
    for 2 might try smaller w flash... else might get a lot of CA esp if there're sharp edges..
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Thanks.

    Sounds like not easy to understand and handle to me.

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    Originally posted by apex


    Sorry new to Dcam.

    What does Deeper Depth and Shallower depth of field means ?
    dof is the distance range where the picture is in focus... digicams have lots of dof...
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Originally posted by apex
    Thanks.

    Sounds like not easy to understand and handle to me.
    Personal advise - In order to accelerate your understandings, you might want to consider to borrow photography books from the library.
    It helps alot. Especially for me.

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    Originally posted by scanner

    Personal advise - In order to accelerate your understandings, you might want to consider to borrow photography books from the library.
    It helps alot. Especially for me.
    Yep I guess that would be the only key to help.

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    Originally posted by apex


    Yep I guess that would be the only key to help.
    You might want to try this website for a start: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/nav/takingPics.shtml

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    Originally posted by scanner

    You might want to try this website for a start: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/nav/takingPics.shtml
    Thanks for the webby and help

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    www.kodak.com is a great site for beginner.

    you might also want to consider a book "kodak 35mm guide to photography".

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    don't confine yourself to rules in the start. There is no perfect aperture, speed or lighting to use. It only depends on what the photographer want to acheive with his tools. I recommend you to take multiple exposure with different setting to find out for yourself which one works the best for you. Since it's digital, no wastage so why worry?

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    With no disrespect, do go to the nearest library and borrow a book on photography. I started out that way, and everything became so much clearer.

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    Originally posted by excentrique
    don't confine yourself to rules in the start. There is no perfect aperture, speed or lighting to use. It only depends on what the photographer want to acheive with his tools. I recommend you to take multiple exposure with different setting to find out for yourself which one works the best for you. Since it's digital, no wastage so why worry?
    Yep yesterday did a few shot. To me i can't spot the different.

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    Originally posted by Necroist
    With no disrespect, do go to the nearest library and borrow a book on photography. I started out that way, and everything became so much clearer.
    Thanks. I will do it once I have the time. Anyway tomrrow library half day ah?

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    Yah... deoends alot on what yo want out of the photo.... for me when I shoot lights, I like to have a smaller aperture so I can have the star effect. hehe.... me nuts about stars at the moment.

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    Originally posted by apex


    Yep yesterday did a few shot. To me i can't spot the different.


    Hmm.. might be due to the camera. Seriously I do not know what is made of modern cheap digital cameras nowadays. It's harder to spot difference sometimes. Well, my advise is for you is to use a manual SLR to experience it.

    Though books are useful, you will still need onhand practice inorder to understand the fundermentals. if you are not learning anything from it, you will have to try again until you know.

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