Posts Tagged ‘exposure’

Taking Responsibility For Our Photography


What Were You Thinking?


Taking Versus Making


The Relationship Between Metering And Exposure

If your picture is too light, you’ve overexposed it. Overexposure means…


You Can Work Any Camera


Your Photography, It’s All About You.


Focusing Something In Your Photograph And Focusing Your Attention

During the Introduction Photography class we talk about three things that we often do as photographers with our cameras to create a photograph. Metering: Using a light meter in our camera to measure the brightness of light. Making An Exposure: Controlling the amount of light that we allow to fall onto light sensitive material. Focusing: […]


The Exposure Mode Dial On Your Camera


When You Make A Picture


You Get What You Give


How Does A Camera Work?


Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

I was asked  about why I don’t offer darkroom skills, and/or photo editing software, instruction as a part of my workshops. If the topic of photo-editing software or darkroom work comes up, we’ll discuss it, but it is not a main topic. I think that you can consider photo-editing software a digital darkroom.  Whatever I’ve […]


What Should We Pay to Improve Our Photography?

What do we need to pay to create GOOD photographs and yet cost us nothing out of our pockets?


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 […]


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