The first hour of this session will be devoted to reviewing your photo submissions. Bill will give a short recap of the composition principles. For a preview of composition as applied to Nature Photography visit https://www.naturettl.com/photography-tutorials/
We will discuss examples of shutter preference and aperture preference in low light, as well as a discuss how the images on this web page were taken.
Bill will also demonstrate how to hold your camera when you choose a slow shutter speed, as will be needed for some of the props in this session. https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-avoid-camera-shake/ Of course real slow shutter speeds will need a tripod.
The new camera features that we will discuss in the first hour are “Metering”,”Bracketing” and “Continuous Shooting” modes.
The second hour will be practice and consolidation of what we have learned in the previous sessions. The practice props are on a “Halloween” theme, and quite a few of the displays will be in “Low Light” environments requiring slow shutter speeds. So if you have a tripod, you might want to bring it to this session although if you have steady hands it is not absolutely necessary.
Below two images using Aperture Preference. Left f/4 and Right f/22. However results are not always consistent, especially in high contrast situations such as this scene.
Metering modes – “Spot”, “Centre Weighted Average”, “Evaluative” and “Partial” –
For a full explanation of Metering Modes Click Here
Spot Metering Centre Weighted Average Metering
Evaluative Metering Partial Metering
If you are not sure about proper exposure, use the Bracketing Feature of your camera. This mode will take 3 pictures at different exposure settings, insuring that at least one image will be properly exposed. Click here for an article on “Bracketing”.
Continuous Shooting mode allows you to follow a moving target. We will practice this on the “zip line” with a “Witch on a Broom”
Here are some samples.
Here are some test results on Haunted Houses, caskets wit skeletons, and pumpkin lights.