Basic Knowledge

Basic Knowledge

Basic Knowledge Content

DSLR Terminology

DSLR Terminology

Leonard’s currently uses the Canon family of camera bodies and lenses. Canon models 50D, 7D, 7D Mark II and the 5D family all have similar features.

Holding the Camera

Holding the Camera

A sharp photograph results from several factors - properly holding the camera, the lowest possible ISO setting, and a fast enough shutter speed to prevent camera shake from affecting the photo.

Planning a Portrait Session

Planning a Portrait Session

Portrait sessions require the photographer to be prepared. Individuals and groups, especially large groups, will find it difficult to be patient if the photographer is not prepared.

Creating Sharp Pictures

Creating Sharp Pictures

A sharp photograph results from several factors - properly holding the camera, the lowest possible ISO setting, and a fast enough shutter speed to prevent camera shake from affecting the photo.

Aperture (F-stop)

Aperture (f-stop)

The aperture (f-stop) controls the amount of light reaching the sensor through the lens. The aperture size will regulate the sensor’s degree of exposure to light.

Understanding ISO

Understanding ISO

ISO is the level of sensitivity of your camera’s sensor to light. The lower the ISO value, the less sensitive it is to light while the higher the ISO value,the more sensitive it is to light.

Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is the length of time that the camera shutter is open to expose light into the camera sensor.

Metering Modes

Metering Modes

These options tell the camera how to set camera meter to evaluate the image area for tone and value exposure.

Flash Photography

Flash Photography

Flash will rarely be the sole light source for products at Leonard’s.When using a speedlight, bouncing and diffusing the light is preferred.