Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Hands-on with program mode, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- So I've left the studio.…I've come out here to this really cool farm…in the hills above Santa Barbara,…to just walk you through some kind of real world examples…of shooting in Program Mode, and shooting with flies.…So, things are pretty simple for you right now.…There's a lot of stuff you need to remember,…but my main concern, shooting in Program Mode right now,…is going to be just controlling exposure, making sure that…things aren't overexposing, if I want to, getting the under…or overexposure that I want for aesthetic reasons.…Of course, I'm worried about camera shake.…
Now, there is another exposure factor…that we haven't talked about yet,…that we're going to get to in Part Two of this course,…and that's depth of field.…Depth of field is something that is controlled by aperture,…and it controls how deep the focus is in your image.…If you've ever seen a portrait where the background…is really soft and blurry, that's because there's…shallow depth of field in that portrait.…Depth of field is a powerful compositional tool.…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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