Take a look at the students’ work in Photography Club


Check this great Exposure Guide explaining how to use aperture, ISO and shutter speed.

In our first class we looked at how to use the basic settings on a SLR camera including, shutter speed, ASA/ISO and aperture.  For their homework the students were asked to try some of the techniques we looked at such as depth of field, painting with light and utilising slow shutter speed to highlight movement.

In the second class we looked at portrait photography and some different composition and lighting rules so they could make their portraits more dynamic and exciting.

Look at their work so far:

Shutter Speed: also known as “exposure time”, stands for the length of time a camera shutter is open to expose light into the camera sensor. If the shutter speed is fast, it can help to freeze action completely […]  If the shutter speed is slow, it can create an effect called “motion blur” [source]

ISO: is the level of sensitivity of your camera. The higher the ISO the more sensitive to light the camera will be, allowing for shots in low light. Also the higher the ISO, the grainier the picture will be. Balance is key.

Aperture:  ‘the opening in the lens. When you hit the shutter release button of your camera a hole opens up that allows your cameras image sensor to catch a glimpse of the scene you’re wanting to capture. The aperture that you set impacts the size of that hole. The larger the hole the more light that gets in – the smaller the hole the less light. [source]


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