Hi, I’m starting a Photo Of The Week. It’ll be either a photo from the archives, or a new photo that I’ve taken.
I’m kicking it off with a photo of Dark Hallow Falls at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It was a nice hike to the water fall and back and what a beautiful park! And the cold water on a hot day was so refreshing!
The water area was crowded, so it took a while to get a clean shot. I picked a spot, squatted down, and framed(composed) the shot that I wanted then waited to clear out. Patience in waiting for the moment is important in photography.
Since this was a landscape photo and I wanted lot of the scene in focus, I set my aperture at f/8 for more depth of field.
Even though it was a bright sunny day, I set my ISO to 400, because we were deep in the woods and it was a bit shady.
When I shoot in manual, I usually have my ISO and aperture picked out and adjust my exposure by changing the shutter speed. I make sure I’m not slowing down my shutter speed too much, because slow shutter speed will make my photos blurred and not sharp, especially handheld.
If the exposure was correct but the shutter speed happened to be too slow, I would have increased my ISO in this case, because depth of field was a priority to me.