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Noelle 
 

Shutter speed, film ISO, and correct exposure


Last night I took some photos for the first time with ISO 400 black and white.
I did some shots manually and some shots automatic....paying close attention to the meter reading in my camera for correct exposure.
These shots were all done indoors with classroom lighting (florescent) and well I was shooting manually and the meter said a correct exposure would be
Shutter speed 1/4 sec and so I opened my apeture up to f16 and sometimes f22 would this give me a correct exposure?


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5/19/2005 9:44:43 AM

 
Laura Roth   It's possible. Depends on the amount of light, what color the subject was, etc. I couldn't tell you unless I was there. You'll have to see how the prints turn out.


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5/19/2005 10:12:22 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   If your meter said your shutter speed should be 1/4 sec. at f/16, you should be OK. Actually, you were closing the aperature when you went toward f/16 or f/22. You are opening when you go toward the smaller numbers. I knw, it is confusing. I hope you were using a tripod or your pictures will be blurry at 1/4 sec. If you were getting a correct exposure at 1/4 sec. and f/16, you could have opened the aperature and used a faster shutter speed.


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5/19/2005 10:13:22 AM

 
Noelle    So Kerry, even if my meter said 1/4 and f/16/ f/22 was a perfect metered shot - I could have manually gone the other way with a setting at something like 125 and f5.6 or f8? Is that what you are saying? It is so confusing - and while I have woman responding in the forum....
Why in your opinion do you think there are more SUCCESSFUL by media standards MALE photographers, as opposed to WOMEN?


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5/19/2005 10:20:23 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   If you had a perfect shot at 1/4 sec. @f/22, you would have had the same exposure at 1/125 @ f/4. For every stop you increase the shutter speed, you need to increase the aperature (smaller number.)
Although I am not a woman, I will give it a shot at answering your other question. Probably the only reason there would be more successful male photographers than female photographers would be simply because there are more male photographers. Photography isn't football. Women are just as capable as men at this job. In fact, there is a young lady by the name of Elizabeth on this site who is only 14 years old and is, by anyone's standards, an excellent photographer. Just imagine how good she will be in 10 years.


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5/19/2005 2:17:16 PM

 
Noelle    Oops Kerry...well I liked your answer -with regard to ratio of women to men...I just wonder why we dont see as many big names (fame) wise. Is it still a mans world? Anyway, that makes perfect sense with the equal exposures. You helped a great deal. I love photography, and I aspire to be 1 of the famous females someday soon. Anywoman, feel the same out there?


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5/19/2005 2:24:39 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Don't sweat it. With a name like Kerry a lot of folks get confused. In fact, I went to school with a female Kerry. Like all other women, regardless of name, she looked better than I do.


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5/19/2005 2:59:06 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  F22 at 1/4 is an awfully bright classroom.


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5/19/2005 5:03:33 PM

 
Noelle    2 of the classrooms also had some 6 pm sun coming through. I took these shots from the second floor looking down onto the classrooms, as they have open ceilings.........
But can you explain as to what you mean, I am a greenbie:)


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5/19/2005 5:07:48 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  yu explained it. f/22 at 1/4 is the same as f/2.8 at 1/250. Didn't sound right for ceiling lights in a classroom.
But saying it had sunlight coming in explains it.


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5/19/2005 8:19:09 PM

 
Karthik M. Siddhun
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
  Yes, Mr.Kerry. I agree with you and I have the same impression on Ms.Elizabeth. I feel more female should also stepin into this profession.

With regards,
Siddhun


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5/19/2005 11:54:36 PM

 
Karthik M. Siddhun
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
  Hello Noelle,

You initiated the discussions,opinions this much on some shots. Shall you please allow us to see them? Would you please post them at your gallary or here.

We can get clear idea and it would remind your name forever, when I compose these type of shots, under the same scenario.

Sincerely,
Siddhun.M.Karthik


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5/20/2005 12:05:50 AM

 
Kevin Ekstrom
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/20/2005
  I thought i'd toss my two cents in.
I noticed you said your meter gave you a specific reading that wasnt exposing the film properly so you closed the ap by one stop and that seemed to be the proper exposure?
A problem some people have with meter reading is picking up a bit of shadow and throwing your reading off.
Was this a hand held meter or was your camera metering?
If it was hand held be sure to keep any shadow clear.


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5/20/2005 2:38:23 AM

 
Girish Menon   YOU BET! 1/4th at f16/f22? Man, is that classroom on Mars?!


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5/25/2005 3:35:50 AM

 
Noelle    My final class was last night....my shots came out great in the class room on mars:) And I will post them as soon as I make duplicates as "Siddhun" requested.....so you can all see what I was referring too....
Thanks for the marvelous feedback you guys are wonderful.


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5/26/2005 10:04:09 AM

 
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