How to photograph anything: best camera settings for landscape photography

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 10/06/2013 00:01am
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    Best camera settings for adding motion blur to your landscape photography

    Best camera settings for adding motion blur to your landscape photography

    The key control you need to adjust to blur movement is the shutter speed, so you should always set this first and then set the aperture according to the exposure you need for the light when you take the shot.

    You should also set the ISO to the lowest available on your camera. On the majority of cameras this is usually 50 or 100 and it will give you access to the slowest shutter speeds possible.

    How to set up your camera to add motion blur

    ISO: 100 (or lowest available)
    To allow you to use the slowest shutter speeds select the lowest ISO setting available on your camera. This will be 100 on most cameras, but some models offer a lower ISO 50 setting.

    Shutter speed: 1/4sec or longer
    You’ll need to set a slow shutter speed to blur most movement in the landscape. The shutter speed that you’ll need to use will vary according to the subject, but for fast-flowing water start by setting 1/4sec to blur the movement.

    Exposure mode: Manual

    Aperture: f/22

    Lens: 18 to 24mm

    Drive mode: Self-timer (or single shot if using a remote release)

    White balance: The preset to suit the light source

    PAGE 1: Best camera settings for landscapes with maximum depth of field
    PAGE 2: Best camera settings for sunsets and sunrise
    PAGE 3: Best camera settings for adding motion blur to your landscape photography

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    Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Landscape, Photography Tips.

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