It would be best for you to learn the very basics and what those parameters like shutter speed and aperture really do and how they affect the image. you can shoot a situation with different settings (e.g. start widest and close aperture; start with fast shutter and go slower) and analyze the picture. The differences are not always glaringly obvious. A stationary scenery will look the same with 1/10 or 1/1000. But a cat running through the frame would show up differently
Secondly, read your manual properly, slowly, carefully. Most modes (except M) have automatic adjustments: you change aperture and the shutter speed follows accordingly. You change ISO and either shutter or aperture will follow (or both). Check carefully which other factors come in (e.g. auto ISO). Since exposure is defined by ISO, shutter and aperture you should keep one factor constant (e.g. ISO), then change one factor (e.g. aperture) and watch the 3rd one (here: shutter speed) and observe the result.
dun b afraid to waste the shutter clicks
Stirring up emotions with pics - cyliew
Above is the photo taken during the Sg F1 Race... What do you think? Is because still no enough skill or equipment problems?
Last edited by right550; 8th October 2010 at 05:46 PM.
and if you are really interested in diving into race car photography then you should get more specific equipment.. but, photography can be alot of other things.. don't narrow yourself down too quickly, especially since you just started... you should explore.. get general equipment and have fun..
Asking such questions in the average shop of these malls will bring him an expensive lesson of wasted money for over-prized equipment that he doesn't need / doesn't understand. Why would a shopkeeper explain to TS the basics of exposure? Sales men and shops have only one purpose: selling for the highest possible profit. Period. Everything else is good-will of some people which are highly uncommon here in SG.
Why do you mislead beginner in such a way?
You are highly encouraged to buy accessories from them as they sell at Canon recommended retail price and are all originals and will not rip you off. =)
Last edited by jonathann; 9th October 2010 at 12:38 PM.