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Tashawna Francis

May 13, 2015


1. Why do cameras have different modes?

Cameras have different modes so you can get a better picture in your
situation. Such as portrait mode, automatic, macro, landscape, sports, movie
etc. these modes change the lighting or speed of the shutter.
2. What does aperture control? What does shutter speed Control?
aperture controls the opening of a lens's diaphragm through which light
passes. It is calibrated in f/stops and is generally written as numbers such as
1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11 and 16. The shutter speed controls the amount of
time the shutter is open when taking a picture.
3. Why do camera operators adjust white balance?
It is too complex for just average camera users to adjust so thats why
camera operators adjust it so the picture is well balanced.
4. What are histograms for?
Histograms are for telling the disturbance of a picture by a bar graph
5. Why would you want to bracket your exposure
A reason why you would want to bracket your exposure is because lighting
may not be the best in the situation and by putting a bracket on it would level
your colors more evenly.
6. How does holding your camera correctly improve your shots?
Holding the camera correctly improves the shots by being balanced, and not
7. How can bad shutter technique affect your shots?
A bad shutter technique can blur your shots or ruin your lighting causing your
picture to either be completely dark or too bright.
8. Why would you want to lock your focus?
You would want to lock your focus because if it isnt locked it can focus on the
wrong object or just blur out your whole picture, not giving you the right
lighting or focus.
9. What steps can you take to get sharper images?
1. Pick the right focus mode
2. Set your minimum focus speed
3. Make use of the back focus button

How can you avoid flash blow out?

There are several ways to avoid a flash blow out. One way is to adjust
your flash, or turn it off. Another way is to use your focus, also
experimenting with bouncing the flash off a mirror or white cards
What steps can you take to adjust depth of field on DSLR?
Changing the focus distance, changing the aperture and changing the focal
Explain how ISO, Aperture and shutter speed work together.
The aperture and shutter work together by letting in light and closing the
shutter at a certain speed to capture the picture in a correct light that the
aperture created, the ISO is the amount of light in your picture, you can
adjust it to get a better picture by the size. These settings all work together
to make a great picture.
Why should you keep your camera clean?
You should keep your camera clean because its common sense. Dust or any
unnecessary substance can dirty your lens causing your picture to be blurry.
Also if liquid came in contact with your camera it can dim the screen and kill
the battery.
What is the proper way to clean a lens?
1.Remove as much dust and dirt as possible from the lens with a blower or
soft-bristled brush.
2.Apply a few drops of lens cleaning solution to a lens tissue or cleaning
3.Using a circular motion, gently remove oil, fingerprints, and grime from the
lens surface, working from the center outward.

What are the most common ways cameras get damaged?

Being dropped
Changing the dial to fast
Being left outdoors
Unsafe environment

Explain the rule of thirds
The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and
their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or
allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section.
Why are the backgrounds of your image important?
The backgrounds of your image are important because it affects the main
subject in your picture (if there is one) it sets the mood and makes it a good
picture. If the background isnt planned the whole picture can be ruined.

What kind of randomness can add to the quality of your shots?

Randomness that can add quality to your shots is the filter, the balance, the
contrast, an off element that doesnt fit in the setting/background/overall