Posts Tagged "component"

Exposure–Tying It All Together

Now that you (hopefully) understand the concepts behind aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, it’s time to review how they interplay with one another, and show how you can manipulate them to improve your photography. For the most part, manipulating exposure is a matter of simple math, with a good understanding of the settings themselves, and […]

Exposure, Part 3 – ISO

The third component of exposure is probably the simplest to explain, but in many ways, the least understood. That component is ISO. ISO is the sensitivity of the film or sensor to light. A lower ISO number means lower sensitivity, while a higher ISO number means higher sensitivity. The relationship of ISO numbers is linear, […]

Exposure, Part 1 – Shutter Speed

Previously, we discussed the concept of exposure, and it’s three components – aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Perhaps the easiest component for beginners to understand is shutter speed, so we’ll begin there.

The Basis of Things to Come

Too dark… Too light… The concept of exposure, in my view, is critical to understanding almost everything in photography. From getting the right color in your images to understanding the markings on your lens to the mode dial on your camera, all of these things are rooted in in the concept of exposure. Of the […]

Which Camera Should I Buy?

VS By far, the question I’m asked the most by friends, colleagues, and acquaintances concerns which camera they should buy as their first DSLR, given a choice of two or three models from competing brands. In truth, brand matters far less than most people think. There are certainly the fair share of brand loyalists out […]