Posts Tagged ‘exposure’

Why You Should Learn To Work Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode


Why?

All of these changes have a compositional outcome. If you are changing these things and not…


Potential


Do You Know How To Meter?

You use your camera meter to evaluate the intensity, or brightness, of light. You meter is located in your camera and chances are good that you have few metering patterns, or modes, to choose from. Your metering mode has an area of influence that drives your exposure. You meter is an evaluation tool while your […]


“I’ll Fix It In…”

If you’ve got to “fix” your picture in photo-editing software, you’ve made a mistake.


I’m Not Paying Attention To The Composition Of My Photograph


The Three Things We Mainly Do With Our Cameras To Create A Photograph


More Or Less

Photography involves a thought process. As a photographer you can think more or you can think less while creating your picture. Put your camera in an automatic exposure mode and you think less. Put your camera in a manual exposure mode and you think more. You get out of your photography what you put into your photography. In this […]


The “Priority” Exposure Modes

On your exposure mode dial there is an aperture priority mode and a shutter priority mode. In aperture priority mode, you pick the aperture (f-stop) and your camera picks the shutter speed. In shutter priority mode, you pick the shutter speed and your camera picks the aperture. The problem with these modes is that, in terms of […]


Your Prescription For Better Photography

If I were to give you a prescription to improve your photography, and for you to improve as a photographer, here’s what it would be: To make better pictures and to be a better photographer take at least one picture a day in fully manual exposure mode. Take the recommended dose  at varying times of the day, […]


Photography Classes At Night

I was recently asked if I teach  photography classes at night and I answered “yes, the classes that I teach in the evening start  at 6:30 pm and usually end at 9:30pm.” I misunderstood the question. The question was about whether I taught a class that specialized in creating photographs at night. Do you really […]


If Photography Is So Easy, Why Is It So Hard To Make A Good Photograph?

Photography is probably the easiest medium in which anyone can be competent. Anyone can be a marginally capable photographer and produce a decent photograph. The hard part of photography is developing a personal vision that is idiosyncratic. The hard part of photography is separating yourself visually from the rest of the photographers who are making decent photographs. Your photography has to become more […]


As A Photographer, Be Aware Of What you are Doing

At the core of of what you do as a photographer there are three things that need to be done to make a photograph. Meter – Measure the intensity of light. Make an exposure – Allow a specific amount of exposure to make the recording of light as bright or as dark as you want […]


The Intentional Photograph

 The composition of your photograph should be filled with intent. If you, or your camera, are picking exposure settings in a haphazard manner, or based solely on the amount of light that you are working with, the composition of your photograph is lacking the visual depth that can only come with intent. Everything from the choice of your lens to the […]


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What Is Metering And Exposure? ( Learn Photography And Camera Operation Basics )

What Is Metering And Exposure? ( Learn Photography And Camera Operation Basics ) The light meter on your camera measures the intensity of light. What you meter is a choice. What you choose to meter is an evaluation/measurement of light intensity. Exposure is the recording of light onto light sensitive material. Exposure is a subjective […]


The Importance Of Using Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode


The “Right” Exposure


Same Photograph, Different Photographers


What Matters More Than Metering And Exposure?


A Brief Conversation On Facebook


Above Average Photographers Make Above Average Photographs


Choosing And Accepting


How (Exposure) Times Have Changed


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