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Rules of Thumb – ‘Check Thy Camera Settings’

Posted on: 3 June 2010

You’ve read about the 7 Mistakes to Avoid as a Photographer and I showed you the results of now checking out the camera settings before a photo shoot at the Springville Rodeo. Today, courtesy of B&H here’s yet another reminder to ‘Check Thy Camera Settings.’

Along with all of it’s inherent ‘blessings’, the joys of digital imaging comes with a greater chance of screwing up, especially if you take it for granted all your settings are correct in the first place. I often suggest to newcomers to the sport they should make a habit of making ‘pre-flight’ checks before heading out for a day of shooting. And this is especially true if one of your photo buddies recently ‘checked out’ your new camera.

Among the shooting parameters you should check regularly include the following –

  • ISO Settings
  • White Balance
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Scene Settings
  • JPEG Compression / File size
  • Program Mode
  • Metering Mode
  • AF Mode
  • Flash settings
  • Drive Settings

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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