Camera Controls: the basics

A new journalist in 2015 is expected to be able to competently and quickly take photos to accompany their stories. Long gone are the days of “just writers” and “just photographers.” To be able to effectively shoot my own photography, I have to know how to use my camera, and I mean really know. For this week’s assignment, I took to the streets (and my office) with my Canon T3i and took some of these photography basics, utilizing concepts like shutter speed, F-Stops, and ISO.

ISO: 100 Aperture: 16 Shutter: 1/100
Blurred Action ISO: 100 Aperture: 16 Shutter: 1/100
Extreme Perspective: ISO: 3200 Aperture: 4.0 Shutter: 1/200
Visual Element of Choice, Graphic: ISO: 800 Aperture: 4.5 Shutter: 1/60
Panned Action: ISO: 100 Aperture: 16 Shutter: 1/100
Rule of Thirds: ISO: 400 Aperture: 5.6 Shutter: 1/15
Shallow Depth of Field: ISO: 3200 Aperture: 4.5 Shutter: 1/50
Silhouette: ISO: 1600 Aperture: 5.6 Shutter: 1/100
Stopped Action: ISO: 200 Aperture: 7.1 Shutter: 1/640
Wide Depth of Field: ISO: 200 Aperture: 4.5 Shutter: 1/100
Window Lighting: ISO: 100 Aperture: 5.6 Shutter: 1/160

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