In the last post, I walked you through how a camera exposes a picture. In this post, I will go through the three controls of exposure: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. The graphic immediately below should give you the gist of it, and there is more explanation below. Once you know how each of them… Continue reading Controlling Exposure
Exposure affects much more than just how light or dark your photo is, although it certainly affects that. The same controls that determine exposure levels also largely control whether the background will be blurred out or in focus. They also control how much “noise” is in the picture. And they also determine whether the action will be frozen or… Continue reading Understanding Exposure: How your Camera Works
As you may have seen, there are a lot of articles here on the exposure process. I start with an article on the exposure process generally, and then get into the specifics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. There is even an article with some specific scenarios to walk through using these exposure controls. In… Continue reading Mastering Your Camera’s Exposure Controls (Video)
You have probably seen a chart like the ones below before. These charts may appear on your camera LCD after you have taken a photo, like the one on the left. If you have done any post-processing at all it is commonly displayed there as well. The chart to the right was displayed in Photoshop. You may have ignored… Continue reading Introducing: The Histogram
Everyone struggles with taking sharp pictures. It is universal in photography. Many beginners are trying to just avoid blurry pictures. But as people progress with photography, while blurry pictures are typically no longer a problem, the quest for sharper pictures continues.
Seems like every time someone gives tips about improving photography, they start with something technical. That is understandable; there is a lot of technical stuff to learn in photography. At the same time, it seems like there should be some non-technical things that could be done today – right now – to improve. Turns out, there… Continue reading 10 Non-Technical Tips for Improving Your Photography Right Now