Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring shallow depth of field in bright light, part of Fuji X-T1: Tips and Techniques.
- To achieve shallow depth of field in your image,…you have to open up the aperture on your lens.…To compensate for the extra light, you also need…to speed up your shutter speed.…The X-T1 has a maximum shutter speed…of 1/4,000th of a second which is pretty fast…but if you're shooting in bright daylight…with a really fast lens, such as the Fuji 56mm f1.2…then 1/4,000th of a second may not be fast enough…to yield a proper exposure when the lens is fully open.…To help with this, and to facilitate silent…vibration free shooting, Fuji included an electronic…shutter feature on the X-T1.…
When you select the electronic shutter the camera…switches from the mechanical shutter to simply…turning the image sensor on and off very quickly.…Because there are no moving mechanical parts involved…when you use the electronic shutter,…shooting with it is silent and yields no vibration…in the camera but it also allows for shutter speeds…up to an astonishing 1/32,000th of a second.…That's three stops faster than the maximum speed…
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making the Fuji X-T1 far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and creativity, and let your camera handle the rest.
- Using the viewfinder and LCD
- Understanding the F and E locks
- Improving focus on the Fuji X-T1
- Choosing third-stop shutter speeds
- Exploring shallow depth of field
- Spot metering
- Exploring autofocus modes
- Controlling JPEG and RAW image results
- Customizing menus and buttons
- Working with lenses and accessories