Digital Cameras In A Digital World

Purist photographers – Don’t Read On!

Throughout my life as a photographer, people always ask me (usually photography geeks) what settings I use on my camera, asking about aperture, exposure, contrast, shutter speed and the list goes on. Honestly, I don’t know and I don’t care. We are in a world of digital, so why not take advantage of that? I said goodbye to film a long time ago and never looked back. Yes, I do switch from automatic to manual and change ISO but the most important aspect of my work is documenting what’s in front of me. What’s the point frantically changing settings, pushing buttons and twisting dials when the photo you’ve come to capture has disappeared? For me, focus and depth of field are most important, I must feel that my photography tells the story of a moment in time. A feeling.

We are surrounded by digital and I will not be one of those photographers who shy away from it. The Telegraph recently wrote an article about a man who gambled his ‘new kitchen fund’, investing it into digital art which made him £500K – that’s pretty impressive. It shows us that however much we may not want to admit it, digital is the way forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For that reason, of course, and for all those persistently asking, no, I am not able to give you my ‘How To’ tutorial on the camera settings I choose to shoot with. However, I can suggest you learn from your camera and your own photography mistakes. Trial and Error! I use a Nikon Df, it looks retro for a modern camera and has a high-spec. Perfect for low light conditions and paired with my “do it all” lens, it’s perfect for travelling.

So, although I am unable to provide you with the info, what I will do is link a YouTube video tutorial for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge on camera settings and manual functionality.

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