Ultimate Resource Guide To Understanding Exposure

I had the privilege of learning the intricacies of exposure back in the film days. Back when it was a process for developing your photos and finding out how badly you may of failed. In this new world of digital there is a huge advantage; while it'll still take the same amount of practice to master exposure, then taking it further and becoming creative with how you use exposure in your shots. This resource guide, we've pieced together will get you up and running and on your way to perfect photographic exposure in no time. 

Exposure: Understanding Exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained

This article is from exposureguide.com and is one of the best written articles on the web and breaks down the concept in an easy to understand and digest article. This is a great place to start, pay particular attention to bracketing; once learned this technique will assist you in creating the perfect exposure. 

Read the entire article here: http://www.exposureguide.com/exposure.htm

The Ultimate Beginner's Introduction to Exposure

This article is from Photo Tuts+ and is very comprehensive and gives you a great amount of examples to help support the written points. This article is much longer than the first one, and while it's targeted for the "Beginner" we believe it's just a little too long for the beginner to follow all the way through. We recommend starting with the first article, practicing then moving on to this article once you're more familiar with the terms and have some real world application. 

Read the entire article here: http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-ultimate-beginners-introduction-to-exposure--photo-3028

Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, & Light Explained-Understanding Exposure & Camera Settings

This last resource will help tie everything together and is a terrific video by Tony Northrup. Tony has a great way of visually explaining what's happening behind the scenes and will really assist with digesting these essential concepts.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc

Conclusion: We recommend doing a mixture of reading, watching videos and practicing. The latter is key, take some bad pictures; fail fast. Overexpose, under expose; play with just changing the ISO or the shutter speed, etc... Do all this in M mode you you can truly control every element of exposure. Good luck and happy shooting!

-Staff @ Think Darryl Photography

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