What is shutter speed?

posted in: Blog | 0

By adjusting your shutter speed you affect how much light reaches the sensor by controlling how long the shutter remains open. The longer the shutter is open, the more light will reach the sensor. But just as the other settings that effect exposure have side effects, so does the shutter speed. As you decrease shutter speed … Read More

What is aperture?

posted in: Blog | 0

Aperture is the variable size of the opening in the lens, letting in light at a rate that can be adjusted. It is expressed in “f-stops”. The smaller the number, the bigger the opening, hence the more light that the lens allows to strike the digital sensor. In fact as you decrease the number, each f-stop … Read More

Tripods, only for the professional?

posted in: Blog | 0

Tripods. They are big, bulky and only for professionals, right? Wrong. Well then I can get a $20 tripod and be done with it, right? Wrong again. Besides learning how to get out of Auto Mode, a good tripod will contribute immensely to improving the sharpness of all of your photos, but especially certain types of … Read More

ISO, what is it?

posted in: Blog | 0

ISO represents the sensitivity of your camera sensor to light. For those of you close to my age, you might remember the old term ASA. Same thing. ISO can vary from 100 to as high as 25,000 on some of the digital SLRs. The bigger the number, the more light sensed. So why not just go … Read More

Filters? Who needs them?

posted in: Blog | 0

Snow Covered Desert Mountains – Walt Payne Photography Filters are one of those accessories that many photographers either do not know about, or consider exotic additions to their camera bag. Well, that may or may not be true. What kind of photos do you want to take? For some, they may very well be totally unnecessary. … Read More

Models Needed

posted in: Blog | 0

As a stock photographer I am always looking for models for various concepts, locations and “looks” My stock photography shoots are done on a TFP basis. TFP is a common form of cooperation between photographers and models allowing both to benefit from the experience with no money exchanged (a form of barter). The images can be … Read More

1 2