What Was Your Camera Setting???
I get this question ALL the time. Understanding how cameras work will help you understand this a bit better. But for the time being, I’ll share with you my basic thought process with shooting, regarding times of day. My style of shooting revolves around aperture because I like the effect a large aperture provides. Often times i’m switching back and forth between manual mode and aperture priority. The only thing i’m adjusting on the fly is the shutter speed. Which is why you wont see it on this chart. You have the figure out for yourself what shutter speed is going to work for your image. Just look through the viewfinder as your adjusting it and take the picture when it looks right.
So as you can see on my chart, a lot of things are the same. The only thing that changes throughout the day is the ISO goes down as the sun goes up and vice versa. Mid day pictures you might have to increase your aperture to prevent blowout images but keep the aperture as low as you can to keep the bokeh effect. A few notes on the shooting considerations. Slower shutter speed is relative to how well your camera can handle low light. Also its relative if your shooting with a lens that cant go down to f1.8. Most prime lenses will be 1.8 or 1.4 in the normal to wide range so thats what im basing this off of. If you have any questions about the chart or suggestions, leave a comment! Happy Shooting!camera, DIY, fleishel, free, help, james, learn, lesson, Photography, photoshop, setting, tutorial