Photography Tips From The Pros: Set to f/8
As apertures go, f/8 is a great option. It’s often around the optimum aperture for a lens, which means that it’s sufficiently stopped down to avoid the softness that usually comes when shooting wide open, there’s reasonable depth of field and diffraction isn’t a major issue.
If you carry your camera on your shoulder with a standard zoom lens mounted, the lens hood on, the lens cap removed and the exposure mode set to program you’re pretty much ready for action at a moment’s notice.
Just make sure that the sensitivity is set to a value that allows normal hand-holding shutter speeds, or set it to automatic.
There’s no substitute for being there and having your camera prepared.
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