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Arriving at the best exposure for a photo is part science and part art. In Foundations of Photography: Exposure, Ben Long helps photographers expand their artistic options by giving them a deep understanding of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and all other critical exposure practices. This course covers the basic exposure controls provided by all digital SLR cameras, as well as most advanced point-and-shoot models. Learn how to master a camera's metering modes, how to use exposure compensation and bracketing, and much more. By the end of the course, you'll know how to develop an "exposure strategy" that will allow you to effectively employ your exposure knowledge in any shooting situation.
This is supposed to be the goodbye movie, the last movie, but I am going to sneak this in one more time: shutter speed, aperture, ISO; that's all exposure is. You've seen a lot of different ways of controlling them. You've seen what they do. You've seen how to manipulate them. You should have a good foundation for exposure right now. So what do you do next? Lenses would be a great place to go next, where you're going to learn about some particulars about your lens and some composition stuff. The most important thing to do next though is practice. All this study is great. Nothing will make you a better photographer than shooting. So get out, get out in the good light, early morning, late afternoon, get out anytime you can and just start shooting.
All of this will get much easier, and you will understand much more as you go.
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