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May 11

Shutter Speed

By beginnerphotography | Camera Settings

Shutter speed is the duration of time light is hitting the digital sensor or film. In other words, relate it to how long it takes the camera to record the image. A slower shutter speed is used to create the feathered blur of water. When you press the shutter button and take a photos does […]

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May 23

Stopping Down

By beginnerphotography | Camera Settings

Stopping down refers to increasing the f-stop number, which decreases the amount of light entering the lens. For example going from f/5.6 to f/8 is stopping down. As a photographer you could say, “I stopped down from f/5.6 to f/8.” Stopping the lens down adjusts the lens to a smaller diameter. Think of stopping down […]

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