Friday, 17 March 2017

What does 'TV' or 'S' stand for on your camera

The 'TV' or 'S' symbol stands for Shutter mode (semi-automatic). In this mode you select the shutter speed, and the camera will set the aperture accordingly.

For example, if you change the shutter speed from 1/30 (slow) to 1/250 (fast) of a second, the aperture will change automatically. This will leave the exposure the same as the camera is matching your shutter settings.

The shutter mode is used to capture movement or create a blur. I use shutter mode to photograph movement in water, trailing traffic lights or to freeze the action.

Freezing action, shutter speed 1/125 sec

Creating a blur/movement, shutter speed 1/2 sec

Bhupinder Ghatahora
Ghatahora Photography

Monday, 13 March 2017

Instant reaction - behind the scenes

Lady on the boat

I took the above photograph in Bangkok outside the 'Bangkok River Cruise Tours', where you get on boat to see Bangkok's temples on the Chao Praya River. I saw this lady sat on the boat I took the camera and took the photograph. I did not want her to look at the camera; her sitting there made me wonder what is she thinking, where is looking (as there was nothing behind me just the river).

It is always good to have an interaction with your subject, however this image would not have been the same if I asked her to look at the camera. The misty of her expression would have been lost. The final image works for me, it is just the way I had pictured in my mind.

Bhupinder Ghatahora
Ghatahora Photography