Silly question, but I've only had one introductory class in Photography, what exactly is the difference between a telephoto lens and a macro lens?I decided to put that nice macro lens I bought a while ago to use.
Yes, I know Snags is dirty......
I'm not great at explaining this sort of thing... but I've always just understood it as being a kind of lens that lets you focus on things that are much closer than a "normal" lens would. It magnifies the image, so that it's larger (1:1 or 2:1 and sometimes better) than it would be if you just used a telephoto lens. (There are also telephoto macro lenses though, that let you magnify something that's somewhat far away.)So is it just a very wide angle lens? I always thought that wide angle lens would distort objects too much if they were close up.
Cool idea using an LED as a spot! I'll have to try that some time.I used my mini led mag for the blue shades, otherwise I used some can lights with energy efficient floresents.
I try to use only the Manual setting on my camera, but the aperture will only open up to 4.0 and only then if the sensor detects enough light (otherwise it will reset it to 5.0 or 5.6 automatically). I'm not sure if that's a limitation of the camera or just me not knowing how to override the default settings.More light.
You could always try the action feature. It is usually designated by a guy running. Or if the background isnt important you could set it to the Aperature setting and open the shutter up as far as it will go (lowest possible number) and the shutter speed will coordinate automatically. This will allow you to shoot at the fastest possible speed making them less blurry, given there is enough light. This is also a good time to use your burst mode. 1 out of 12 has to turn out, right?
Hot shoe flashes are nice, but I dont have one yet.
I havent taken any classes so everything I have learned was from trial and error, or from books / online tutorials. There is a lot of helpful info out there. Helpful people as well.