Camera Settings 03

 
Canon Camera

Canon Camera

 
 

We have previously covered the key settings and semi-automatic modes, so lets have a look at manual mode!

Manual mode allows you to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and ISO, providing full control over the photographs you take. If you have fully understood and practised our previous tutorials, there is no reason why you shouldn't go out and start experimenting.  To give you a helping hand, here are a few additional tips and general rules:

  • When holding the camera free hand make sure you use a fast shutter speed. Most suggest that 1/60 and above is best.

  • Changing your camera to save in CR2 (or equivalent) file format will ensure the highest of quality images. 

  • Keep an eye on your ISO value, as higher values tend to result in a grainy effect. 

 
 
 

General Rules

Fractal CG Photography Tutorial Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Splitting photographs into thirds can go a long way to ensuring a well balanced image.

Fractal CG Photography Tutorial Symmetry

Symmetry

The brain enjoys repetition and therefore introducing symmetry into your photographs, can be a good way to gain attention.

 
Fractal CG Photography Tutorial Perspective

Perspective

Perspectives can be very influential in an image, as they direct your eyes to a chosen focal point.

Fractal CG Photography Tutorial Focal Depth

Focal Depth

Adjusting the focal depth is a fantastic way of adding extra drama to a photograph. Similary to perspectives it can direct your eyes to a chosen focal point.

 

Gallery

Here are a few of our favourite images. If you have any images you would like to upload to our blog or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! 

Historic Car - Burghley house Car Show

Historic Car - Burghley house Car Show

Clay Cliffs Amarama - New Zealand

Clay Cliffs Amarama - New Zealand

Whangaerei Falls - New Zealand

Whangaerei Falls - New Zealand

Historic Car - Burghley house Car Show

Historic Car - Burghley house Car Show

Mountain View Lake Tekapo - New Zealand

Mountain View Lake Tekapo - New Zealand

Drift Wood Kohi Point - New Zealand

Drift Wood Kohi Point - New Zealand

 

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