05: Other Camera “Modes”

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What exactly is a camera “mode” and what’s the difference between them? Let’s go back in time a bit… Before the 1960s, just about all cameras were fully manual, but the advancements of electronics generated the first cameras with “Automatic … Read More

04: Putting It All Together

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You understand shutter speeds, apertures and ISO settings, and now you know how a meter works, but how does it all combine to give me full creative control over my photographs? In a word: stops. The more you can think … Read More

03: Photography Basics – Metering

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Metering OK, so now we know what ISO media we’re working with, we understand shutter speeds, and we understand apertures – but where do we base our exposure? We accomplish this by taking a measurement, or “metering”, the light falling … Read More

02: Photography Basics – Exposure

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Understanding Exposure Let’s start with the extreme basics. Photography is about exposing light to a light sensitive material (film or a digital sensor) in a controlled manner. (OK – you’ve got a program mode camera, and you’ve always had good … Read More