There are three basic elements that control the exposure or overall brightness in your images: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. But aside from controlling exposure, these camera settings also have a couple of side effects. To help understand all this, Dave Morrow comes to our rescue by teaching the exposure triangle.
ISO also controls the amount of noise in your image, shutter speed adds or subtracts from a sense of motion, and aperture controls depth-of-field.
Of course, to the trained or the professional photographer, exposure settings are at most quite basic. The funny thing is, though, that truly mastering exposure can take a long time. Dave Morrow, a full-time professional landscape photographer and teacher is here today with an 8,500-word article and an easy-to-follow instructional video explaining how understanding exposure and reading the histogram are fundamental to photography.
However, this understanding is not just for those who are just starting out. Creative choices and modern, ISO-invariant cameras can makes us wonder what exposure means from another standpoint.
So how did the exposure triangle work again? Let's let Dave Morrow do the talking in this in-depth explanation that's full of tips. With this article, everyone can start taking better pictures today.
Images used with permission by Dave Morrow.