One of the many confusing terms in photography is “Stop”. It’s confusing because we have “Stop” and “F-Stop” to contend with and it’s easy to get them confused.
Well this week we’re clearing the air and clearly defining the difference between a Stop and an F-Stop. In addition to that I answer a question about when to use ND filters (and explain what they are) as well as talk about how to photograph a person without making them uncomfortable by shoving your camera in their face!
Here are this week’s questions:
Can you tell whats the best time to use nd filters on a canon camera thank you for your time – Brendan Reilly
Spyros, excellent tutorial. when you were fiddling with the exposure slider control you referred to the adjustment as “stops”. Are you using camera aperture hardware adjustment terminology here or are there actual pre-set stops on the software’s control? I’ve heard professional photographers maybe overusing the term “stops” in other ways like “you can gain two stops if you do this or that” etc. just curious…. – Jim
NICE TUTORIAL BUT WITH THE SUBJECT WITH CLOSE THEY WILL FEEL UNEASY HOW TO OVER COME – gr murugan
“Vienna Convention road sign B2a” by Roulex_45 – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Your camera is an amazing tool, but it’s no good to you if you don’t know how to use it!
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