I have owned my DSLR for over a year now, but I still don’t feel completely comfortable with its myriad of settings and options. Sure, I have it set to manual mode most of the time, but I’m forever questioning my choices due to the fact that I’m a casual shooter with limited time (and arms).
Now, there is a way for people like me — in addition to those who don’t know jack about SLR photography, and/or those who don’t have access to an SLR — to practice at the convenience of their computers.
Camerasim features a pretty nifty online SLR camera simulator that allows you to play around with various camera settings (in addition to environmental settings such as light and distance) to see how they would affect your picture.
Sure, it’s true that nothing beats the real thing. But this impressive simulator is a great tool simply by the fact that it allows its users to practice again and again without outside influences affecting the photo. Additionally, because the scene to the photographed includes a spinning pinwheel, you can experiment with the shutter speed to see how adjusting it will affect how a moving object is photographed in relation to stationary objects.
Click on over to Camerasim and make sure to bookmark it — you know that I’ve already done so.