Camera Exposure Basics eBook

Photography Fundamentals : Exposure Basics Workbook

One of the trickiest concepts to master in photography is exposure. What is exposure? What is the right exposure? How do I fix or change my exposure? Exposure can be challenging because it involves reciprocal relationships between three variables: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Many photographers insist you learn how to manipulate all three variables at once using manual mode on your camera. We think that’s unnecessarily confusing, which is why we wrote two eBooks on the most important camera controls to master (aperture and shutter speed)  and made exposure into a Workbook. Learning how aperture and shutter speed choices affect the look of your photo is critical because it’s the starting point of every exposure. Once you’ve decided what your image is about (depth of field or motion effects), then you can decide how light or dark it should be and the mood of your photo. There is no one-size-fits-all for exposure! The Exposure Basics Workbook breaks down the mystery of exposure with an accessible, simple way to approach every scene. Chock full of examples and assignments, this eBook will have you making confident decisions about exposure in no time!

Contents include:

  • why thinking about exposure matters
  • working with exposure creatively
  • the exposure bucket: understanding the three exposure components
  • step-by-step approach to creative exposure
  • taking charge: turning off Auto ISO
  • test your camera’s ISO capabilities
  • the lever: when to increase or decrease ISO to get the exposure flexibility you need
  • the myth of going fully manual; why many pros don’t actually use manual mode
  • controlling two variables for creative image control
  • the importance of using exposure to create mood and story
  • exposing for bright or dark subjects
  • more control: using exposure compensation to alter exposure
  • high and low key exposure effects
  • advanced storytelling using aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • working with long exposures
  • PLUS! Five detailed self-assignments designed to get you working with key concepts!

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eBook Details:

  • Cost : $10.00
  • Author: Darwin Wiggett & Samantha Chrysanthou
  • Pages: 43
  • Images: 50
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size:  6.83 MB

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