• Exposure: What and Why?

      by cleverchristie on April 29, 2019 , 4 Comments

      Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO While setting out on some self-motivated education about the three fundamental elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, my quest became easier when I found fantastic, royalty-free, images to share while visiting www.pexels.com. Aperture Lingo Photographers often refer to the camera’s aperture in f-stops. When first learning how to use the manual mode on your digital camera, it can feel really confusing. Together with shutter speed, aperture determines how much light can reach the lens. Aperture Quick Tips: A wide aperture or opening equals more light. A narrow aperture or opening equals less light. […]

    • Photography: Cracking the Code

      by cleverchristie on February 1, 2019 , No Comments

      Our photographs can vastly improve by applying just a few photography basics: Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, and Depth of Field. When we understand these rules and make a few simple adjustments to the way we frame our photos, then our photos will have a more professional look and feel to them. Take time to research professional photographers, they give us fresh ideas when we want to experiment with photography. Looking at beautifully composed photographs by professionals inspires our own creative work. Rule of Thirds I’ve always loved looking at beautiful photographs and I often find myself scrolling through Instagram. […]