Example of macro photograph, available for purchase at https://www.WaltPayne.Photography What is macro photography? Technically, the term macro photography refers to images where the subject is captured life-sized, or 1:1 magnification. Most people do not understand (or care) about this definition… Read More »What is Macro Photography?
Once you learn how to use them, through practice and experience, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes give you a much better chance of capturing that perfect photograph. But … they still depend on your camera’s ability to sense the… Read More »What Is Exposure Compensation?
Shutter Priority Mode is for the times when shutter speed is the primary consideration. Sporting events, that fidgety nephew of yours, birds in flight, etc. Or what if you want to do something a little artsy with your photography. You… Read More »What Is Shutter Priority Mode?
Setting your camera to Aperture Priority Mode will, as the name might imply, give you direct control over the aperture, or opening of the lens. You should choose this setting when you want control over the depth of field. When… Read More »What Is Aperture Priority Mode?
The larger the aperture opening (smaller number) the less depth of field you have. So when you see those great portraits with just the person in focus and the background blurred, that is done by controlling the aperture. When you… Read More »Depth of field (Shallow focus, blurry background)