I understand what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are, and I am starting to figure out by trial and error how to combine them. Currently, I shoot almost all of my pictures in “shutter priority” mode, via which I constantly change the shutter speed and the ISO and let the camera automatically set the aperture. I have no earthly idea if that is what I should be doing, but that’s where I am at the moment.
What I really want to learn is how to look at a scene (day, night, light, dark, close, far, moving, slow, etc.) and know how to set the values to get the sort of look I am going for. I suspect that when Richard or Thomas Hawk or Darren Rowse see something they want to shoot, they know almost immediately what the settings should be for the desired effect. I want to get to that point eventually.
I’m looking forward to Richard’s series.