Saturday, 16 April 2011

A new angle on lights

I went round to see a friend last week and his son is considering photography as an option for his GCSEs. In the space of thirty minutes we covered exposure and aperture and shutter priorities. He soon picked up the basic workings including manual focus. Mostly we covered the practical aspects of using an SLR.

On the left you realise the need for a fast shutter (unless you are trying to be artistic). If you want to use ambient light you have to use a tripod and timer or remote control. An alternative to a tripod is a floor and that's the photo on the right. Photography helps you to look at things around you. Have you looked at your lights from this angle?

Happy snapping

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