Part I, Exposure Definitions
- Exposure--This post defines exposure and summarizes the three exposure factors (aperture, shutter speed and ISO).
- Stop--This post explains the concept of a "stop," or the way changes in the amount of light recorded by your camera's sensor is measured. If you're new to photography, this is a foundational concept that will help you make sense of the three exposure factors.
- Shutter Speed--This post explains how changes in shutter speed can affect your photography.
- Aperture--This post defines aperture and f/stop as well as the benefits of manually setting the aperture.
- ISO--This post explains how you can use the ISO setting on your camera to take sharper pictures in low light situations.
- Depth of Field--This post explains how you can control how much of your photograph is in focus.
- Balancing Exposure--This post explains how to balance your shutter speed, aperture and ISO to gain the effects you want while maintaining proper exposure.
- The Art of Compromise--this post explains how to work with your three exposure factors to help you compromise what you want less to get what you want most.
- Using Your Histogram--This post explains how to use your histogram to ensure that you're getting proper exposure in your images.
- Field Practices to Improve Exposure--This post explains how you can be aware of your surroundings and shoot to make the best of your environment.
- Exposure Compensation--This post explains how to adjust the automatic exposure reading of your camera's light meter to get the camera to give you the results you want.
- Natural Light--making the most of the way your scene is naturally lit.
- RAW or JPEG--Which should you use? This post will help you find the answer.
- Aperture Priority Mode--This is my default shooting mode. You pick the f/stop, the camera chooses an shutter speed. If you need to change it, use exposure compensation.
- Shutter Priority Mode--Use this mode when you want to set your shutter speed and let the camera set the aperture.
- Spot Metering--This post explains when and how to use your spot meter to ensure you get the exposure you want in tough situations.
- Manual Mode--This post explains when using the Manual mode on your camera is the easiest and most reliable way of getting proper exposure.