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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 settings 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

Shutter Speed: 10 sec.


Focal Length: 14mm

Telephoto Lens

"Gray Screech Owl"

Aperture: f/8

Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.


Focal Length: 360mm

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White Trillium

Action Photography

Aperture: f/2.8

Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec.


Focal Length: 170mm


"White Trillium"

Aperture: f/22

Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.


Focal Length: 100mm

Diffused flash @ 1/16 power - camera left

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