Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What is exposure?, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- People often ask me, what do you like to shoot?…And for awhile, this question really confused me…until I realized that the answer for me is light.…I like to shoot nice light.…It doesn't even necessarily matter what that light…is bouncing off of.…Light can create texture and interesting lines.…Light and shadow together can create a sense of depth…in a scene.…Or allow you to control the viewer's eye.…And controlling the viewer's eye is the essence…of composition.…Sometimes light is just pretty for a combination of reasons…that you're not even aware of.…
There is no photography without light and the secret…to controlling light is to understand exposure.…But what does that word mean?…Even if you're not well versed in the history of photography…you have probably seen a lot of movies.…Think about the strong shadows in a great film noir movie.…So named because the images have lots of noir in them.…Noir is the French word for black.…Or think about a classic Western and the rich colors…and dramatic lighting as the hero rides off into the sunset…
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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