Years will go by where you guess what your camera’s exposure latitude may be, you may wonder why in some shots the skin tone has gone grey. You may want to know if you can shoot that scene at midday, or what those night shots will come out like and what different ISOs do to the detail and colour of a scene.
Before mounting the lens I attach the neck strap. Having a neck strap on the camera is as important as seat belts to a car. A neck strap can mean the difference between a full-fledged drop and a mere ding on the lens.
First thing in the camera’s box is the two pound package of multi-language instruction books. Then we have the warranty cards and the Canon software package. Don’t ignore the software! Keep it handy but set it aside for a moment.
Next look at the exposure for black where the shadow you metered off is grey and the image will look very light. Again move through the successive exposures, getting darker, looking for the image where the shadows are strong but can be lightened so detail appears, but noise is acceptable to you. Use exposure and shadow lightening methods, you are testing all the tools you have to make those extremes work for you. Again count the full fstops to the first exposure for the shadows. This is your shadow latitude.
What is the shutter? The easiest way to describe the shutter is to think of it as your eyes. Imagine that your closed eye is the camera’s sensor. Now if you wanted to let a lot of light in to your eye (the camera’s sensor) you would open your eyes for 5 seconds, for example, and this would let enough light in to your eyes to expose your image. If however you wanted less light you would open them for only 1 second. Your camera’s shutter works in a similar way. Your camera’s shutter speed (how long your eyes are open for) is measured in fractions of a second. If you’re trying to take a photo in low light conditions you’ll need to decrease the shutter speed (open your eyes for longer) which means that it will stay open as long as possible to properly expose your shot.
What best 360 camera is the easiest to use?…There would be very few cameras that don’t have a “full auto” mode that allows the photographer to simply point and shoot. But ease of use extends far beyond that. Think about the ergonomics (how the camera fits your hands), the use of the menu and how it is structured. Can you change quickly and easily from one shooting style to another?…that kind of thing.
Is it the high end kitchen utensils that popular chef Emeril uses that makes his dishes so renown? Take him into your kitchen. Would he be able to produce a meal far superior to yours using your own utensils – utensils that may not be the “best in the industry”?
In second place, you’ll find the one and only, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3. This camera has a built in GPS chip and is capable of diving down to 40ft below sea level. This 12 megapixel camera is capable of capturing 3D photos too. The ultimate underwater camera for the year 2011 would be the Nikon CoolPix AW100. This 16 megapixel camera is able to withstand 33ft of pressure. The Nikon CoolPix AW100 has a built in GPS chip.