PHO-1022 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Portrait Photography, Shutter Speed, Focal Length

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9 Feb 2017
Photography 1 Notes
- Do not use wide angle for portraits unless they are really far away- causes distortion
- 50mm plus lens are the best for portrait photography
- Focal length is always represented through full frame, multiply by 1.5 to get cropped
focal length
- 1/focal length = 1/50mm= 1/50 of a second
o Determines when to use a tripod, if less than use tripod to avoid camera shake
*if on a tripod, turn VR off because if it is already stabilized then it will add movement to image
- JPEG and RAW file have the same amount of pixels because of the camera
- RAW files have higher quality and flexible white balance control
- Cannot edit JPEGs as much as RAW files
- Slow shutter speed(1/5) will blur water but a very slow shutter speed(5”) will change
- Film you shoot for shadows
- Digital you shoot for highlights/whites because they cannot be recovered
- f/9 or middle of aperture range is the sweet spot for lens sharpness and has the least
amount of diffraction
- f/22- more depth of field
- the speed of a lens- the largest(widest) available aperture for that lens
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