Capturing Action And Motion

Top Photographer with Nigel Baker

From what i had seen about the show says a lot about each and every persons photography and their style. Each subject is different which means the photographers are unique in their own way in which they don’t capture the same thing. As a fellow photographer i know the pressure to get a good photo and the time in which it takes.

File Formats

JPEG- jpeg files are compressed quickly in the camera.

TIFF- What print publishers ask for.

RAW- Available on advised compact camera and DSLRs and quite simply put, its the best option if you want to get the absolute best file from your camera.

DNG- cameras from the same manufacturer will often use different formats which means image editing software must be able to read files from all of these different cameras.

PNG- Designed in the 90s as an improvement for GIF file format, PNG files idea for use on the internet.

GIF- Like PNGs GIF files are idea for use on the internet. Loss compression means image quality is not sacrificed , and like PNGs they also offer the ability to maintain transparency.

BMP- Another losses file format, BMP was invented by Microsoft, initially for use on the Windows platform but is now recognized by programs on Mac as well.

PSD- This file type is what Adobe Photoshop use as a default to save data.

Camera Mode

Manuel Mode- Gives you the flexibility to set up your shots as you wish. As well as give you access to shutter speed etc.

Program Mode- Program mode is very similar to auto mode. Program works a little bit better with flash, white, balances, ISO etc.

Shutter Priority Mode- Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority mode where you choose shutter speed. You will put this mode into use when controlling the shutter speed for instance photographing sports.

Aperture priority mode- Where you can choose the aperture and other settings within the camera . Its useful when wanting to control depth of field.

Movie Mode- This mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images. Cameras can come with camera mode but it will differ.

Night mode is used for shooting low light situations. While shooting in low lighting a larger shutter speed would be used.

Photographing moving objects in ‘action mode.’ Sports mode attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter.

Ideal for capturing outdoor shots. Sets camera up with a small aperture (large number) making sure.

Macro Mode- Lets you move closer into your subject to take close ups. Great for shooting small objects.

Portrait Mode When you switch to portrait mode your camera will automatically select a large aperture. This mode helps in setting narrow depth of field.

Automatic Mode- Automatic mode helps you set you camera in the best setting for the occasion. These are judged off of shutter speed and lighting.

Digital Camera Modes- Digital camera modes help you capture the perfect picture. This is judged off shutter speed ect.

Depth of Field Explained