I love photography. Like you, I’m an amateur. I bought my first SLR camera when my daughter was born. I won’t say how long ago that was but I did take her son’s senior pictures this year. The hours I have spent stalking the perfect location, waiting for the light to be just right and setting up for the shot are some of my happiest moments.
In the beginning it was frustrating because I didn’t really know what I was doing. Back then I didn’t even know what an f-stop was let alone how to pick the right one. The frustration was made worse because in the days of film only cameras I had to wait until I was back in civilization to get the film developed just to know if I had one or two good shots on the roll. It took a lot of trial and error and a good deal of advice from experienced photographers before I began to see results. And way too much wasted film.
The Right F-Stop exists to shorten the learning curve for amateur photographers, especially those new to the craft. I am committed to offering the readers of The Right F-Stop advice, tips, and techniques that make it possible for the image that is in your mind to end up in your camera. In addition to that we will be talking about cameras, lenses, and all the other equipment that makes this hobby such a joy.
Let me know what you would like to see discussed on these pages and, of course, let me know what you think of The Right F-Stop.
I’m glad you’re joining us.