GHS Photographer Guidelines

Checking out equipment #

1. Cameras #

2. Lenses #

3. SD Cards #

Taking Photos #

  1. Use auto white balance. You can always fix it in post processing
  2. Don’t use the inbuilt camera flash. Under any circumstances. Ever.
  3. ISO
    • the sensitivity of the image sensor
    • DON’T HESITATE TO USE AUTO ISO. THE CAMERAS DEAL WITH IT VERY WELL.
  4. Aperture
    • 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
  5. Shutter speed
    • self explanatory
    • message me with questions
  6. 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!

 
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