GHS Photographer Guidelines
Checking out equipment #
1. Cameras #
- Use the 60D bodies, not the T2i or Rebel XS
- If you’re going to take cameras overnight, let me know
- Every time you use a camera and put it back, charge up the batteries
2. Lenses #
- Keep as many lenses covered—front and back caps—as possible at one time.
3. SD Cards #
- Avoid taking SD Cards home, transfer your photos instead.
- Wipe the card every time you’re done using it, so that the next person doesn’t have to filter out your photos
- Checkout system soon to come
Taking Photos #
- Use auto white balance. You can always fix it in post processing
- Don’t use the inbuilt camera flash. Under any circumstances. Ever.
- the sensitivity of the image sensor
- DON’T HESITATE TO USE AUTO ISO. THE CAMERAS DEAL WITH IT VERY WELL.
- Also called the ‘f-number’ (f/1.8, etc)
- How wide the lens opens—smaller number bigger opening
- Smaller aperture values yield a background blur (bokeh) and have less of the frame in focus
- Larger values have more in focus
- Shutter speed
- self explanatory
- message me with questions
- M vs. S vs. A mode
Don’t feel obligated to shoot in manual all the time. In a well lit classroom, you can shoot in even fully automatic mode, and get great photos. Use your judgement about the subject. Are you taking photos of a lunch game with fast moving people? Use shutter priority! Are you taking artsy photos for pop polls? Use aperture priority!