Archive for May, 2008
Most photography now days requires some level of post-production or retouching to acheive the optimum result for an image. Even in the days of film this was still the case, the only difference being the extra steps required before getting an image into the computer.
These retouching or post-production services are usually offered and carried out by the photographer, however in some circumstances a graphic or web designer may complete them, or for those on a very tight budget, they may attempt to do it themselves. As you will see in any good photographer’s portfolio, many of these following steps have been carried out to present the images in their best light. Read more
I know this topic is probably quite familiar for many of you out there, but I am sure there are many like my friend who recently told me that she always needs to read more on this topic because she still does not understand it fully.
To start off simply, there is a relationship between shutter speeds, aperture settings, and ISO settings (or film speed as it used to be known).
To begin with, the ISO setting indicates how sensitive to light the digital chip (or film) is that records your image in the back of your camera. The lower the number, the less sensitive the chip is, and so the more light will be required to achieve a proper exposure. For example, an ISO setting of 100 will require more light than a setting of 800.
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