Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Modes, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- Once a year, my grandmother used to go down…to a local photo studio to have her portrait taken,…but she didn't refer to this as having her picture taken.…She always said she was going to have her picture made.…As a kid, I always thought that sounded a little weird,…but now I understand that there's an important difference…between those two words.…Taking a picture implies that the image is just…sitting out there in the world, yours for the taking…if you can just get a camera trained on it.…But the fact is good photos are more often made,…that is, you can't simply point a camera…at some scenes and walk away with a good shot.…
Instead, you have to make the shot.…You have to come up with answers to a lot of questions…and make quite a few decisions,…from composition to where you're going to stand…to your exposure settings.…Some images will require more decisions than others,…but photography is largely a process…of working your way through a lot of options.…In the old days, when cameras were all manual,…you had to make…
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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