Snowy Days at Shaver Lake

Do you believe digital photography is easier than film photography? What makes digital easier?

 (bryan farley)

Digital cameras store information that many photographers would write in a notebook or on the back of printed photos. The shutter speed, f-stop, and ISO information is stored automatically. The above photo is mostly about shutter speed. After taking photographs for twenty years, I already know that the shutter speed was at least 1/250, but there are many times when I learn something from the exposure information. I also save time, because I do not need to record the data.

 (bryan farley)

Depth of field and shutter speed are the same with digital photography as film photography. This photo is all depth of field. I focused on the small icicle with an f-stop about 1.2.

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With digital cameras, photographers have access to an exposure graph called a histogram. Usually, when I am looking at the back of my camera, I am looking at the histogram. The first photo of this gallery is a good example where the histogram helped.

Currently, I am reviewing a new text book by Henry Horenstein called “Digital Photography A Basic Manual.” I have read many text books about digital photography, and so far, this is my favorite, especially on the topics of exposure.

2 Responses to “Snowy Days at Shaver Lake”

  1. Alice J Pierson-Knapp says:

    Snowing in Shaver right now!

    • bryan farley says:

      I was just looking at snow photos from China Peak and saw the conditions section. I think I can talk about snow just as I can discuss surf. Are you at Shaver now?

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