I printed the screenshots I took on one side and then wrote my notes on the other side. There was no order to the notes or what went on the back of what image. Here are a few of the many notes I took (also in no order):
- SDXC memory cards are for massive Hi-Def pics and vids that will instantly be transferred.
- A faster read/write speed memory card is needed for shooting bursts.
- Back up your photos before formatting your memory card to your camera.
- Fine JPEG is a better quality than Basic.
- ISO: how the camera interprets a scene once its passed through the lens.
- ISO sensitivity determines how your camera will react to light.
- A fast shutter speed is good for action shots (i.e. 1/1000).
- A slow shutter speed is good for night shooting. Be sure to use a tripod.
- Aperture is the lens opening.
- f/2 = much light is getting in.
- f/22 = less light is getting in.
- Only RAW files allow for adjustment of white balance after the photo has been taken.
- Depth of field is related to aperture and how much of the image will be in focus.
- f/1.8 = a small portion of the scene will be in focus. This is great for portraits and flowers.
- f/22 = a large amount will be in focus. This is great for landscapes.
- Fast shutter speed freezes action shots.
- Use a tripod and move the camera slowly horizontally to pan and vertically to tilt.
- Use a pre-flash setting to close a subject's pupils and reduce red-eye.
- Turn flash completely off for shooting newborns and subject's behind glass.
- Use rear flash for motion blur effect (i.e. moving lights).
- Studio lights
- Key light dictates the position of the other studio lights.
- Fill light softens shadows and should be positioned mirrored to the key light.
- For portraits make it 1/2 as bright as the key light.
- Position the back light 45 degrees from the background in order to illuminate the subject and separate them from the background. It makes a subtle difference.
- Life hack: Use a bag of beans as a tripod if you need one.
- Wide angle lenses are good for panoramas.
- Fish eye lenses are cool for photographing animals.
- A Polarizer 77mm minimizes reflections and intensifies blues and greens.
- Fully auto: camera handles everything for those who are intimidated by adjusting settings.
- P(rogram): sets shutter speed and aperture; user can adjust white balance and ISO; avoid overexposing.
- AV (aperture priority): use for adjusting depth of field.
- TV (shutter priority): to stop action of a moving subject.
- M(anual): adjust shutter speed and aperture.
- AF-F: full time auto focus for a moving subject.
- Subject focus: locks focus on a moving subject.
|Depth of Field|
|Fast shutter speed|
|Low F-stop and Depth of Field|
|Narrow aperture and high F-stop|
|Shutter speed and Depth of Field|
|Wide aperture and low F-stop|
|Slow shutter speed|