Camera Basics 101 The Exposure Triangle

Camera Basics 101: The Exposure Triangle

One of the first things you will want to get your head around in photography is understanding exposure. To do that you will need to learn some camera basics and master:

The Exposure Triangle

If this term has of yet eluded you, or you’re not quite ready to claim full mastery, here are three video tutorials to help you understand the basics of the exposure triangle including:

In this first video the host Mark Wallace (with Adorama TV) goes through all three of these elements and explains each briefly, and how they work together:

Mark also mentions this book in the video, as a good starting point for learning more about exposure.

Next up is Shoot in Manual Mode Pt. 1 – Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO – by photographer Sean von Tagen

Lastly is this video by a host whose name I couldn’t find. If you can get past his really monotone voice, the information is really good and should be easy to understand and follow.

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