Your dslr tips from your site is very helpful to a beginner like me. I just bought my nikon D5000 yesterday. I have no idea what to do but after watching all your videos and reading your tips I think i can go out today using my new camera..Tnx Gordon!Keep up the good work!mwaah!
Sir… great videos! as a beginner i have learned useful photographic techniques even though i’m just using a nikon d40.. thank you very much.. i even watched all of your videos on your website! keep it up! good speed!.. =)
There’s not really a right or wrong way. Sometimes you have the leisure of choosing whatever setting/filmtype you want, and other times you have to use what works. As cameralabs said, this is a tutorial for beginners, and a very good one at that.
You can also argue the opposite. I usually shoot at F1.8 around 1600 or 3200 ISO for the exact reasons that you argued. I like to shoot in black and white and the high ISO can give a fantastic grainy effect which combined combined with the low depth of field can really set off your subject from its surroundings.
Just my counterpoint.
You’re right – this has been discussed many times in the comments below and is also mentioned at dslrtips . com. Remember this video is just a brief over-view for beginners, not experts. See my websites for further details.
I disagree it is a goog idea to open the aperture all the way. This will give smaller depth of field and on most lenses not the best quality. I prefer the Av-mode and set aperture to a value like f/8 for good DOF and quality. I also use the lowest ISO possible to avoid noise in darker areas. Of course, this may resut in very long shutter times, but on a good tripod, it doesn’t matter.