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Shutter Speed Meets Aperture

In digital photography, to get a properly exposed image, you need X amount of light to be recorded by the sensor, known as exposure. All Canon digital cameras come with a lovely Auto setting , the infamous green square. It controls all the settings in your Canon, shutter speed and aperture included, in hopes of giving the sensor exactly...

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Shutter Speed

The shutter of your Canon opens and closes to allow light onto the sensor. The speed at which it opens is referred to in digital photography as shutter speed. It's usually measured in fractions of a second, 1/2, 1/8, 1/2000, etc. The smaller the fraction, the faster the shutter opens and closes, and the faster the shutter opens and closes, the less light can hit the...

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Aperture

Put simply, aperture is the size of the opening in the lens that allows light into the camera. A bigger opening means more light can hit the sensor. So simple isn't it? Well, it gets a tiny bit more crazy, but not...

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SLR or Point and Shoot?

The question of the century: Should I get a point and shoot or an SLR? There are pros and cons to both, but neither will can satisfy 100% of the masses. Read through this list and find out which is best for...

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