Camera Settings - Lookout Mountain Photography

Camera Settings

This page features four of my photos taken with different techniques and/or settings: soft water with a long exposure, distant subjects with a telephoto lens, action photography with a large aperture and a fast shutter speed, and a photo taken with a macro lens and an external flash.  The first two photos were both taken with an aperture of f/8, but the focal length (14mm vs. 360mm) greatly affects the depth of field.


Please note that my settings are only shared as an example.  As the ambient light changes constantly, the settings that worked for one photo will not necessarily work for another.  By sharing these photos and the settings I used, I hope to illustrate how the different settings worked together to create the intended result.

"Hike To Foster"
"Gray Screech Owl"

Long Exposure

"Hike To Foster" (Foster Falls - Sequatchie, TN)

Aperture: f/8

Exposure: 10 sec.

ISO-400

Focal Length: 14mm

Telephoto Lens

"Gray Screech Owl"

Aperture: f/8

Exposure: 1/400 sec.

ISO-1250

Focal Length: 360mm


"Resting On The Petals"

Action Photography

Aperture: f/2.8

Exposure: 1/1600 sec.

ISO-1000

Focal Length: 160mm

Macro

"Resting On The Petals"

Aperture: f/14

Exposure: 1/250 sec.

ISO-1000

Focal Length: 100mm

Diffused flash @ 1/32 power - camera left

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