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Shutter Techniques – Part 3

Last week, DigiKnow looked at two slow shutter techniques: ghosting and double exposures. These techniques used slow shutters and tripods. With both techniques the camera was static whilst subjects moved. In this weeks post, we continue with another two techniques that use slow shutter speeds: panning (background or motion blur) Read more…

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Shutter Techniques – Part 2

Last week, DigiKnow looked at zoom burst and painting with light. We continue this week with ghosting and double exposure. These techniques require a camera that allows you to set the shutter speed and manual focus (compact/bridge or SLR). Using long exposures (shutter speeds) requires the use of a tripod Read more…

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Shutter Speed and ISO

Over the last number of weeks, DigiKnow has looked at photography as a means of Making Images. This has covered a number of things including: Composition in automatic mode Program mode (includes exposure compensation & white balance) Depth of field Using apertures in photography Aperture/shutter relationships in semi-automatic modes This Read more…

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Using Apertures in Photography

Last week, DigiKnow explained the concept of Depth of Field (DOF) and mentioned three factors affecting DOF: Distance Focal Length Aperture This weeks post looks more closely at Apertures and the technical side, along with how apertures are used to control DOF. What are apertures? Apertures are the size of Read more…

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Composition and Program Mode

Last week, we looked at Image Composition and Automatic Mode. Digiknow continues the theme of making images by providing another two compositions and introducing you to two changeable features using the Program Mode. Let’s get started! Compositions Symmetry Symmetry is interesting and can be used horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Think Read more…

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Making Images

Over the last number of DigiKnow blog posts, we have addressed accessibility and best practices in many digital contexts. If you have been following our blog posts, you should have a better appreciation of accessibility, how to add Alt Text and you may have picked up a few other hints Read more…