Monday, February 27, 2012

DSLR Camera Simulator

Ever come across something so AWESOME, so INVENTIVE, so HELPFUL that you feel compelled to tell others about it?!

A week ago, I learned about this super cool camera simulator

This FREE camera simulator is geared for DSLR newbies and those who are currently shooting in the scene modes (e.g. the running man, the flower, the mountain), but yearn to take pictures in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual mode. 

Regardless of your skill level, this simulator will help you become more familiar with the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.  It's easy to adjust the lighting, distance, and focal length; you simply move the appropriate slider. 

Switching the shooting mode is a snap, too.  Just click on the mode you'd like to select.  Remember, if you are in Aperture Priority mode, you select the aperture and the camera chooses the corresponding shutter speed; vice versa for Shutter Priority mode.

Even though I've been taking pictures with my DSLR since November 2009, I really enjoyed playing with this simulator.  In fact, two nights ago, I spent 15 minutes adjusting the SLR controls: changing the aperture, playing with the shutter speed, adjusting the ISO and taking lots of virtual pictures.  

It was so fun!

After using this simulator, I browsed the Camera Sim website and found this other camera simulator, along with a great video: How to Focus, Frame & Shoot!

If you enjoy using the simulators at, sign up to receive their updates.  I did, and I'm looking forward to playing with more simulators in the near future!


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