Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Next App and e-book: Hey Rick! What's Your F-stop?

I'm working on my next app and e-book: Hey Rick! What's Your F-stop?

The idea, generated by the question I get asked most on my workshops, is to offer photographers in the field and at home quick and easy access to camera settings that will help them make great images.

For now, I plan to include info like this for the photograph above:

Situation: Backlight subject (posed) at sunrise or sunset.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4
ISO: 500
Exposure: f/32 @ 1/320th sec.
Exposure Compensation: - 0.33
Flash: No
Tripod: No
Photoshop/Lightroom Tip: Use gradual filters to add or to intensify colors.

Is there anything else that you think would be helpful? Post a comment here.

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If you can't wait for the app, see my apps on my Apps page. Lots of how-to info.

Explore the light,


gbaker49 said...

When shooting action how fast should my shutter speed be? I hate it when I have just a touch a motion blur after shooting an athletic event.

Rick Sammon said...

Gbaker49 - that will be covered in another situation. I will cover many situations.

Rick Sammon said...

Gbaker49 - that will be covered in another situation. I will cover many situations.

DarkWolf said...

I am truly sorry if you have been asked this a billion times before....Will the apps ever be available on the android platform? If not i might buy an iPad just to use your apps! Keep up the great work!

Lucian said...

I see the ISO is 500 and you F/32 1/320th sec... Which means for me you went for the smaller aperture but you increased the ISO from the 100 to 500 to give you a faster shutter speed. Usually I would try to shoot at the lowest ISO but probably the shutter speed will be probably too slow in that case. What would have been in this case the maximum shutter speed for you to still consider yourself on the safe side from shaking? Also what was the focal length for the picture cause this would definitely influence the response I get :).

Rick Sammon said...

Lucian..... This project is designed as a quick starting point. It's not an in-depth look at exposure, which is another project on which I am working.

You have all good questions and make good points. Look for the next app! :-)