Originally Posted by labloverl
Any idea why my camera does this? ^
Here is my two cents and I am sure people are going to disagree with me even though I get wonderful photos. Im still semi new to photography so bare with me here.
With a manual camera or your camera set to manual mode you have to only worry about three settings.
This is the size of the hole the camera opens up to so that light can enter. You're default should be f/5.6. The primary function of these lens openings is to control the volume of light that reaches the digital media or film during an exposure. The smaller the f-stop number, the larger the lens opening; the larger the f-stop number, the smaller the lens opening
The right amount of time this light is allowed to remain on the digital sensor. The Shutter speed controls the amount of time that the volume of light coming through the lens (determined by the aperture) is allowed to stay on the digital media or film in the camera.
Although standard shutter speeds are indicated on the shutter speed dial or in your viewfinder as whole numbers-such as 60, 125, 250, and 500-they are actually factions of time (i.e., fractions of 1 second): 1/60 sec., 1/125 sec., 1/250 sec., and 1/500 sec.
Sensitive to light. Default should always be 200. (I know a lot of people are going to argue with me here.)
EXTRA - WHITE BALANCE
This is something I have just learned through my limited experience. White balance is an over rated setting. The default white balance setting should be cloudy. Creates a “Warmer” shot.
- Default: Cloudy
- Household Lighting: Tungsten
- Office Lighting: Florescent
- Commercial Work using Strobes: Flash
If you pick the wrong setting and are shooting in RAW this can normally be fixed in post processing. (i.e., Photoshop) Gotta love RAW.