Question by holly_406: Nikon D3000 – Aperture + Shutter Speed help?
I have decided to take an intro photography class for university this semester and have just brought a new Nikon D3000 camera for it.
The first assignment is to take photos creating motion and low/high depth of field photographs using the aperture and shutter speed. I know that to create shallow DOF you use a low F number, and to create high DOF you use a high F number, but when I do this I either get a really blurry photo, a photo that comes out white or nothing happens at all and I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.
To get a shallow DOF i’ve been using F3.5 (lowest the camera does), with a shutter speed of 1/40, ISO 200 and white balance on auto and all photos have not worked out well.
I am also having a little trouble with motion photos as well. I’ve set the shutter speed at a very low number, but none of the photos come out looking very professional.
Answer by Jeroen Wijnands
I don’t know your exact assignment but at this stage I would say get into aperture or shutter priority. That way you can influence one factor and the camera will do the rest.
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