Understanding camera exposure

  • Get to know the three basic elements of camera exposure, and how they work together.
  • Lens aperture - used to control the amount of light entering the camera.
  • Shutter Speed - used to control the duration of light entering the camera
  • ISO - Used to control the sensitivity of your camera's sensor
  • Aperture or Shutter Speed priority - which one should you use?
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Learn how the Shutter Speed affects your flash photos – flash photography tips

Flash photography tips - has this ever happened to you? You take a portrait using your built-in or external flash, but the photo is too bright or too dark, like the slightly over-exposed couple and [...]

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What is ISO – Understand ISO and get out of the Auto mode

ISO is one of the most important camera settings, you will significantly improve not just the quality of your photos, but also the variety of them too by making good use of the ISO setting. [...]

What is Shutter Speed?

What is shutter speed Shutter speed is a common term used to discuss exposure time, the effective length of time a camera's shutter is open. You can think of the shutter in your camera as [...]

The Exposure Triangle – Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO

The exposure triangle explains how the individual aspects of exposure, i.e aperture, shutter speed and ISO, affect the final exposure of the photo. It's a useful way of describing the relationship between the three aspects [...]

Aperture vs Shutter Priority Mode – Which should you use?

As well as the fully automatic green Auto mode, all DSLR's have several other very useful exposure modes. Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes are two of the most popular semi-automatic modes. But what many [...]

Exposure compensation explained

Sometime, even the most sophisticated DSLRs can make a complete mess of the your exposure, with the result that your subjects will be too light or too dark. Think about some landscape photos you may [...]

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