Photography 101

Photography is one of the most amazing things that we have invented because when we take photos, we have captured that moment permanently and forever. That is one of the best things we can do when we have photo-worthy moments and happy times. Every single quality photo ever taken has been known to have just the right amount of exposure. Even if you make sure that you catch a great subject at the right moment, with perfect framing and everything, all is lost if you ruin the exposure. Photographers who are indeed used to shooting with automatic mode have said that they are really accustomed to the camera doing all of the technical work and the camera taking care of all of the settings.

Digital cameras have certainly become really smart nowadays. Elevating the entire picture-taking experience from really good to awesome would require you to have an understanding when it comes to 3 elements of proper exposure which would be, aperture, shutter speed and also ISO.

Here are some things that you should know when it comes to photography.

  • What exactly is aperture?
  • Aperture is just a hole with the lens which limits the amount of light which can enter through the lens. This could overexpose the photo with too much light, or even underexpose it. When you change the aperture value on the camera, you will be either increasing or decreasing the size of the hole which lets light in. It is also measured in f-stops like f-2.2 or f-4. It is also a fact that, lower the f-stop, the bigger the opening and vice versa.
  • Why does shutter speed matter?


  • The shutter of the camera is how the camera lets the required light in. The shutter lives right in front of the imaging sensor, and the shutter speed is the exact amount of time it would stay open. Shutter speed and aperture are the ones that have been known to work together. Since the aperture decides the amount of light that is let in through the lens, the shutter has been known to determine the amount of time that the sensor would be exposed to that light.
  • What exactly is ISO?
  • is just stands for International Standards Organization, but when it comes to the meaning in photography, now that would be unique. It is also known as ‘film speed’, and it means the same thing on digital cameras. ISO also controls how the sensor actually responds to light which it receives from the shutter and also the aperture. A high and good ISO makes it more sensitive to the light and vice versa.
  • is absolutely no wrong way to take a photo, make sure that you experiment with settings and make it your own and take fantastic photos.
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