Blue Flowers and a Word on Aperture (Eight Photographs)

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I started out in photography with a manual camera and a handheld light meter. When light meters were built into cameras we also got aperture and shutter-speed modes as well as depth of field indicators (often a button to stop down the lens).  With the coming of more automated cameras there has been debate over what mode to use, manual, aperture, shutter speed or full auto. There are as many people who maintain that professionals shoot manually as there are those who say they shoot in aperture mode. The reality is that each has its place; shutter speed for some sports, full program mode for street and journalism, for example, and even then there are debates. When asked, I suggest aperture mode as a good place to start because it gives the most latitude for highlighting the subject and other effects.








12 responses

  1. True blue!

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    February 25, 2017 at 7:54 am

  2. I notice many blue flowers are not represented correctly (true to color) in photographs. Granted, that might not be what the photographer wanted to do. However, when I’m looking to see a true representative of the color, it gets frustrating.


    February 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

    • Look into color calibration of monitors. Many don’t go that.

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      February 25, 2017 at 8:51 am

      • Great info! At work, I have an awesome monitor, as I need to see small details in my designs. I calibrate often as I’m often focusing on 2-3 pixels.

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        February 25, 2017 at 8:59 am

  3. Beautiful flowers!


    February 25, 2017 at 11:38 am

  4. Beautiful images, I have been using manual, but I will give aperture priority a try and see how my images look, great info, Victor.


    February 25, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  5. Very nicely done. Your artistic use of depth of field really brings out the magic!


    February 27, 2017 at 8:05 am

  6. Magic!


    March 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm

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