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I am doing A level Photography. Do i need to use less f-stops and fast shutter speed and macro for a large apeture? If so, how do i manually set these with my FujiFilm FinePix A700?

Ive selected Manual Adjust, but the options are still limited. If i can't set such things, what would be my best bet between, sport, night, landscape, potrait, auto for a large apeture?

Edit: Should i lower megapixel, or lower iso maybe?

Thank you.
Edited by BradleyW - 1/15/11 at 5:50pm
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post #2 of 35
Aperture can get confusing, which is why I prefer the term "wider" aperture

If you mean large physically, the number will be lower (ie f/1.8).


I saw this article a while ago which looked really helpful for point and shoot users:
http://www.digital-photography-schoo...digital-camera

So a wide open aperture would be portrait or try macro mode.

edit: the camera in that article is the same as what you have !
Edited by cgg123321 - 1/15/11 at 6:02pm
 
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Hello, i was testing with my camera and i selected Manual-Macro-Supressed Flash. Look at this! I did this without reading the artical or anything. Am extremely proud of this picture. It's brilliant! What do you think?
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You might want to check out this post: http://www.overclock.net/photography...l#post11784909

It has a good explanation of what aperture is.
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Hello, i was testing with my camera and i selected Manual-Macro-Supressed Flash. Look at this! I did this without reading the artical or anything. Am extremely proud of this picture. It's brilliant! What do you think?
I think you should learn composition before worrying about apertures.

But that's just me.
    
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post #6 of 35
aperture and shutter speed will impact the way a photo looks so they both matter in composition.
Edited by Dream Killer - 1/15/11 at 11:12pm
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Thanks for the help everyone. Ive been testing large apeture on different camera settings and macro. My pictures look wonderful, better than expected
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aperture and shutter speed will impact the way a photo looks so they both matter in composition.
composition is different than exposure so both of those have no effect at all on on the framing or composition lol

yea wide aperture can give nice out of focus backgrounds but really you get that after learning more about taking pictures rather than just diving right in and trying to get great looking photos without learning about some of the basics of photography first
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post #9 of 35
if you guys say so...

imo you gotta learn both exposure and composition at the same time.
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if you guys say so...

imo you gotta learn both exposure and composition at the same time.
Well ive been playing around and ive done some brilliant pictures. I will post them tommorow.
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