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Yes, professionals do use auto mode. Professional paparazzi use auto mode almost exclusively and will sometimes even tape up the controls on the camera to prevent any settings being accidentally altered. You don't have to know how to shoot manual to make money out of photography, if for example you know which restaurants which celebrities go to... Other ...


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This is normal because in the day time, the sky is usually the brightest part of the scene. If you lower the exposure by applying negative exposure compensation, your sky will get darker and more blue. This will cause other elements in the image to darken and some may end under-exposed. This is because a change in exposure is global. What you need is to ...


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Have you heard about the "sunny 16" rule? (In bright sunlight, when you set your aperture to f/16, the shutter speed is 1/ISO). I just checked, I've set my camera to f/16, 1/100, ISO 100 and pointed it to an object in direct sunlight and the meter showed -1/3, I then used an iPhone app to find the corresponding rule for open shadow, pointed the camera at ...


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settings which influence actual exposure: shooting mode TV,AV,M etc. shutter speed aperture ISO exposure compensation safety shift (Canon) flash (on/off) flash exposure compensation active D lighting (Nikon) - affects raw capture by underexposing for highlights exposure bracketing exposure lock metering mode focus screen setting (telling the camera which ...


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This comes down to software patents — not on dates, but in a way that limits filenames. The only filesystem which is widely available and cross-platform is FAT, the venerable Microsoft DOS filesystem. It works on both old and new versions of Windows, worked on OS/2, works on Macs, works on Linux, and there are plenty of embedded implementations for the mini ...


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Image size is what if often called resolution, basically the number of pixels stored in the image file. So on a 12 megapixel camera, you can usually choose between 12 MP, 6 MP and 3 MP or similar values. Image quality is independent of size and is usually called compression. This controls how much information is discarded from images while they are saved. ...


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"Auto" can mean a wide range of things. Most DSLRs offer a "full auto" facility that tends to manage shutter speed, aperture, ISO and more. But most of the modes on a DSLR that are other than absolute manual mode offer a substantial automated component. And even "Manual" may have auto features lurking in the shadows (literally in some cases). Your friends ...


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Without a tripod you will have to have a very steady hand to make real use of the length of your 70-200mm, so I would go with the 24-70mm. The wider end will allow you to take in the majority of buildings and the tele end will let you zoom in on features. There is little point in using Shutter Priority when photographing static subjects. You will be much ...


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Three things: Practice. Make the adjustments you need second nature, so you can make them with thought only to why you want to make the change, not how to do it. Don't take your eyes away from the finder to make adjustments, if you can at all help it. Get a camera with good dedicated controls, because #2 is impossible when everything is menu-driven. I ...


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A pop-up flash has barely enough power to work indoors of a residential space; in larger rooms, professional photographers have practical reasons why they carry separate large flashguns. The Puffer, whilst making the light slightly less harsh and therefore more pleasing, does it so at the expense of chewing the power even further down. So, your gear is ...


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In such situations i would usually be in Aperture priority mode instead of Manual I set my ISO setting to Auto to let the camera compensate for any wrong settings for aperture or shutter speed (refer to this question for the advantages and disadvantages of auto ISO). Also i would set the metering mode to spot metering to get what i want in the right ...


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Aperture: Use the maximum aperture (F1.8 if possible) Shutter Speed: Use the 600/(focal length * crop Factor)rule so as to not see star trails (Refer here in section 3. Camera settings). ISO: Highest possible for your camera that you find acceptable. Milky Way? You can use the application: Stellarium to find out if you are in the right time / place to view ...


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It is simply a convention because 30s was deemed a reasonable limit. Nikon, Pentax and Sony all use 30s but Olympus uses 60s. Panasonic uses 60s on most camera but up to 250s. As you can tell by the presence of Bulb mode, most cameras can do more. Olympus limits theirs to 30 minutes to avoid the sensor over-heating or building up too much noise. Other ...


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Exposure is defined as the total quantity of light that hits the film or sensor during the time the shutter is open. Exposure compensation in Tv or Av modes will change the shutter speed or aperture, which in turn changes the total amount of light that hits the sensor, i.e. it changes the exposure. When shooting in manual mode the aperture and shutter ...


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I believe that like everything professional, this is just a matter of practice. Assuming that ... The number of independent variables for setting the camera is not really big, We are talking about a limited field of interest (i.e., street, food, portrait etc..), When you say "visualize exactly" you give some tolerance for the "exactly" part, ... then a ...


7

I like to have date and times on photos reflect local times and date at the location. Unlike another respondent, I like to be able to search for a photo taken "at about 3pm on the Thursday afternoon when I was in Xian" and, while there are other ways of cataloguing and ordering, being able to search on local date and time is a bonus. Travel from NZ involves ...


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When shooting any sort of fast action, shutter speed is paramount -- it's the reason you've got shutter-priority mode. In general, you're going to optimize for shutter speed when you're shooting anything in motion, giving up ISO first, and then aperture if needed in order to get the shutter speed you want. This is where your compromises start, because a ...


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The reason most cameras don't store files by data and time is simply because no one wrote the code in the camera's software to do so. One possible reason nobody wrote that code is that the date/time format is illegal according to the DCF standard that describes how cameras should store images for compatibility with other cameras, viewing devices and ...


7

While shooting - when you half-press the shutter button you can see the information inside the viewfinder (small numbers on the bottom of the viewfinder) In camera preview - when you see the picture on the back of the camera you can view this information, press DISP to toggle showing information. On the computer - in Windows right click the photo select ...


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If you are looking to capture the infamous "orbs" often photographed on ghost tours, here are some techniques that will help: Use the built in flash, preferably with a camera that places the flash as close to the lens' optical axis as possible. Carry a spray bottle of water to create a mist in the air in front of the camera in case there isn't a lot of ...


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In all of the semi-manual modes (aperture-priority, shutter-priority and program auto), you set one or more settings manually. The camera then chooses the rest of the parameters automatically to give you a nominally correct exposure. However, sometimes you want to override the camera's metering, either because it wouldn't correctly expose your subject or ...


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Quality refers to the level of JPEG compression used. JPEG images use lossy compression to reduce filesizes. The compression method converts the image into a frequency representation (a set of waves instead of a set of pixels) and removes frequencies whose amplitude are below a certain threshold, on the assumption that missing these will affect image quality ...


6

I've tried the same thing on my 5DmkII and it works fine for me: the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and WB I set in M mode are still there when the camera's auto-powered off and been re-awoken. I'm on firmware 2.0.8, and I have auto power-off set to 1 minute. Not sure if it's helpful to mention, but what you've described is exactly what I get if I'm in one of ...


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Yeah you can do that, as you can "feel" the right parameters to apply for any kind of technical instrumentation using several parameters. It even works for ovens or toasters! You can always manage to reach the point where your guess concerning the right parameters to apply is pretty good and at least good enough to not use light meters or the like. This is ...


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Most P&S I have used does amazing jobs with the built-in presets (Scene modes)! Though most people think the presets are targeted towards amateurs, but trust me they are not! The companies have invested heavy amount of research and money to configure these presets often using real life feedback from very experienced photographers. So I'd not ...


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It sounds like you are pretty new to photography so I'll keep this as easy as I can: Light is your friend, darkness is your enemy :) Push your ISO up as high as you are comfortable with - ISO 1600 or 3200 Open up your variable aperture as wide as possible(use Av priority mode) - f/3.5-5.6 Use a flash or additional lighting as much as possible



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