Camera Simulator

While using the camera simulator I learned a couple of new things. One thing I learned was, when you go on Manual (M) to set your Exposure you can move the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting. In addition, I learned when you use Shutter Priority (Tv) you can only change the shutter speed and it automatically changes the aperture at the same time. Also, when your using the Aperture Priority (Av) mode you can only change the aperture and the shutter speed automatically at the same time. This simulator gives an example in how you want to set your camera when taking a picture with a moving object. It also helps you get used to the controls, so when take a picture you have an idea what you want your result to be.

What I learned from the article about camera exposure.

       While reading the article I learned about understanding exposure, shutter speed, aperture setting, ISO speed, and camera exposure modes. Starting with understanding exposure, this is important when taking a picture. It has three settings that controls exposure which are aperture, shutter speed, and IOS speed. All three of these are considered the exposure triangle and this helps you capture the perfect picture. Each of these settings have their own job so for aperture it controls the how much light can enter the camera with a hole, the shutter speed controls the duration of exposure, and the ISO speed controls the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor to light. They also have their controls on the camera. For shutter speed it depends on how many seconds the light is permitted in the camera. So when you put the shutter speed to 1-30+ second than you can capture pictures at night or low-light on a tripod, for 2-1/2 second you can capture a silky look to flowing water landscape photos on a tripod, ½ to 1/30 second which can add motion blur to the background of a moving subject taken hand held and etc. Now for aperture setting it controls how big or small the lens will open, when the opening increases the f-stop (aperture) decreases. For example, f/2.0 gives a shallow depth of field while a f/16 gives a large depth of field. Following, ISO speed controls the sensitivity the camera is to incoming light also known as image noise. A low ISO speed gives low image noise and a high ISO speed has a high image noise. In addition, there are camera exposure modes. On the camera there are abbreviations for the modes starting with Auto and it has a green box representing it, this automatically selects all exposure settings. Program is (P) and it automatically sets the aperture and shutter speed. Aperture Priority is (AV or A) and you specify the aperture and IOS. Shutter Priority is (Tv or S) and this lets you specify the shutter speed and IOS. Manual is (M) and it lets you specify aperture, ISO, and shutter speed regardless of values led to correct exposure. Bulb (B) is used when you want to take a picture with exposure longer than 30 seconds. Finally, there are several pre-set modes which are portrait, landscape, sports/action, and night/low light. These help you set up your camera for the kind of picture you want to take. While reading this article I have learned a lot about cameras and things I didn’t know excited but, this has made me more interested in cameras and how they work.