15th February 2003, 01:27 AM
Question: How do u adjust after metering?
Sometimes I become confused all over again when I start pondering about the technicalities.
Let's say we want to shoot sunrise/sunset. So we meter the shot depending on wat we want to achieve, underexpose for silouettes etc. Now if it's a landscape shot, do I set the aperture to a small one (say F/22 or F/16) because I want a far DOF, then adjust the shutter speed accordingly to over/underexpose?
Or wat other factors influence my choice of aperture sizes?
I know it's more then a matter of choosing small apertures for far DOF and large apertures for shallow DOF. Or is it that simplistic? Just choose wat aperture u want then change shutter.
If not, how do u master the technique? Of choosing apertures and shutter speed?
Last edited by lyrrad; 15th February 2003 at 01:29 AM.
15th February 2003, 02:05 AM
15th February 2003, 11:08 AM
depends if there is a limiting factor, such as the minimum or max. DOF you need, or the min. or max. shutter speed you want...
For example, if taking a waterfall, you not only need to decide how much DOF you want, but how you want the water to look. E.g. if it's really sunny, and you want the water to look real smooth, then you set your smallest aperture to get the longest shutter speed...