The digital age of photography, is it good or not?
Think of flash as an option for each and every shot you take, it doesn’t matter what the light levels its something that you can use to enhance any photo.
Well, your camera not only expects a scene to average out as mid-gray, this means that it is therefore programmed to set the exposure ensuring that your DSLR delivers this mid-gray average so everything being seen by the camera comes out of the camera at this middle grey!
By midday, with the sun is high in the sky you need to turn your attention shadows and look for well interesting shapes, and saturated colours. The quality of light at this time tends to produce sharp and crisp images.
You may be drawn into a false sense of security, they all sound great in theory however scene modes are only the same as Auto mode, the camera still does everything with regards to the photo such as exposure, focus, and everything else, you as the photographer are completely kept out of the process.
I have used this effect at weddings in the past, when you have time to play, it produces brilliant images, I just focus on a guest or the Bride and Groom and let the other guests become a blur, practice practice practice and you too will produce incredible, imaginary and artistic photography.
Freezing action is something photographers have been fascinated with, the ability to freeze photographs of fast-moving action, the Bride tossing her bouquet to her girlfriends at her wedding is a must for fast shutter speeds you could also set the camera to continuous focus and firing mode to fire off several shots at once.
Making minor adjustments to any of these dependent on the situation will provide you with an exposure, its up to you as the photographer, the artist to choose what it is you want in order to produce the image you are wishing to capture!
Maybe we could next look at formats, will you take your photos as RAW/RAF/NEF or Jpegs, we can look at this in a little more detail in my next blog!
The simple answer is “you will have control.” Despite its technological skills, your camera is a simple picture-making box that doesn’t know what you want to achieve when you press the shutter button, or how you want to do it.