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The Basics of Photography

Shutter Speed

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Shutter speed   determines how much light reaches the camera’s imaging sensor (chip). It is the amount of time during which the digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light. The shutter speed is most often measured by fractions of a second (e.g., 1/800 sec.). However, longer shutter speeds can …

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COLOUR TEMPERATURE

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Different sources of light have a different colour and this is regularly known as colour temperature.  The two ends of the scale are red and blue. The temperature that candles and sunsets emit is close to red, which is why they have a warm look. On the other hand, a …

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IOS

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Digital cameras need certain levels of light to function and create usable images. The sensor needs a certain amount of light to reach it for it to be able to work properly. This can be controlled by shutter speed – shortening the shutter speed to let in less light and …

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