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Still confused somewhat about Exposure
D800 w/grip, D700 w/grip,V1,14-24mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4, 105mm,F/2.8,35mm F/1.4,35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.4,1.7x Tele
ISO is a reference to roll film speeds that came in 100,200,400,800 and 1600. If you were a sports photographer taking an action picture of something like a sports car, 1600 is your baby but if your taking a scenic shot, 200 or 400 is fine. Film speed references how quickly you want the picture or shot to be captured by the film or CCD
The f stop is likened to the iris of your eye, f8 is often seen as "normal" or f5.6 for lower light, the lower the f stop the more light that can enter your camera.
Shutter speed needs to be fairly slow for low light, the more light you have, the faster the shutter speed.
Using all these together allows you control over the photograph exposure. It is best to experiment with your camera to get an idea.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_speed has a good example of different shutter speeds of the same shot of a waterfall to show how photographers get that water effect that is now done to death.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number shows you the relative size of the f stop of a cameras apertures.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_value gives you an idea on ISO exposure values
Most important of all... PLAY with your camera, thats how you learn to take pictures and don't be put off by the image not coming out as you expected and be surprised by what you can achieve by changing the settings.
I like shooting things, sometimes I will use my camera...
Go out and practice too, digital film is free . Experiment with the different settings and see how they change the images.
I will give you a couple of tips which i do use.
If its getting more dark, try to pop up the flash. Even better is a external flash on your camera with which you can bounce.
Look at your lightmeter. Thats a pretty damn good indicator of how your image will look like (if you are not using flash).
If your images are getting too dark, faster the shutter speed. If you shutter speed gets under 1/60 sec, higher your ISO and if you can, try to get a higher F/stop so that a lower number.
Maybe its possible to get some ambient light from something. But bump up your ISO will do the job.
Hope your images will become better
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