so to summarize exposure modes lens aperture controls the quantity of light coming through the lens and effects depth of field, which in turn controls emphasis. That is, which objects or areas in the scene appear sharp on which appear blurred. Shutter speed fixes the length of time the sensor is exposed to light and controls the eighth Ethics of time Fast shutter speed freeze, this time revealing detail and form. A slow shutter speed blurs time, creating a sense of movement between them. Lens aperture and shutter speed set the exposure on a referred to as the exposure variables. There is always worn one combination of lens after and shutter speed to achieve the same exposure. Any change in one variable requires an equal and opposite change in the other. In order to maintain a constant exposure value, avoid using the full auto and program settings. These really are designed for snapshot photography. Most of the time, there's nothing to gain from shooting in manual mode, the two most use...
ful explosion modes of the two semi auto ones. After priority and shutter priority. When there is too little or too much light and you have to compromise, it's your decision where the shutter speed or lens aperture is a dominant variable. Now sit on. Remember to study the downloads associated with this module.
What a marvelous course! What a marvelous teacher!
When I went to college, my father would always ask me about my professors, more than the courses themselves. He was passionate about learning and although too busy with earning an income to go beyond an undergrad degree, continued to read 50 books a year. I still remember how he'd get almost visibly excited when I'd tell him about some special professor who taught with such enthusiasm and, more than just passion, evident delight and joy in the subject.
'Ah they're the best, son. How wonderful you have such a teacher."
Well, he passed away decades ago but if he were still around I'd get a kick out of telling him about Chris Weston, the 'Prof' of this course. He's one of the very special ones: a teacher who's loved and lived his vocation--his avocation--since he was a boy--and still is as excited about it now as he was then.
The result: a course that seems to be more a labor of love--of pouring far more energy and thought into the details then one typically finds in these courses--than anything else.
Bravo Chris! I'm already on to your next one.
Chris is an amazing instructor who dissects theory giving amazing analogies that bring concepts to life. I have rarely been able to sit through most video course for more than a half-hour but watched this one from beginning to end. A good refresher course if you've been away from the camera for awhile or there are some concepts that still illude you. I highly recommend this course and look forward to watching his others. Thank you for the clarity and great explanations.
This was an amazing class. I have looked at a number of basic photography classes. This one was by far the best I have seen. Chris is an exceptional teacher. He breaks things down into digestible information and then inspires you to be creative. Thank you!