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The Essentials For DSLR Photography

A DSLR, (Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera) light and a photographer. Simple. We set the camera to whatever exposure mode that we are comfortable using, compose the picture, press the shutter release and we’ve got a photograph. We either like

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Can We Learn Photography On A Cheap Digital Compact Camera?

Yes. Photography is less about equipment and more about the photographer making the picture. Learn to use whatever camera you’ve got to make pictures. On a base level, in terms of what we do as photographers, and with our camera

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What Does Exposure and Composition Mean In Photography?

Exposure is a combination of aperture and shutter speed which renders a recording of light (a photograph) onto light sensitive material. Composition is everything we do as photographers to create a photograph. Including exposure. Study And Practice Photography With Sam.

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What’s A Common Mistake Photographers Make?

Thinking that the equipment matters more than the photographer. You can engage in a good photography practice with whatever camera you’ve got. You want better photographs? Pay attention. Pay attention to the light that you’re observing and if the light

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Metering Patterns And Exposure.

In terms of metering and exposure: Your camera has a variety of metering patterns/modes. Metering patterns that utilize the entire viewfinder get you into the ballpark in terms of your exposure. Metering patterns that utilize a specific area of the

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The Light Meter In A Camera

The light meter in our camera measures the intensity (brightness) of light. Nothing more, nothing less. This measurement of light is expressed as an exposure. An exposure is expressed in terms of a combination of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

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How important is Exposure?

I don’t think the importance of exposure could be overstated as an element of photographic composition If you put all of your effort into framing and all of the other elements of composition and you miss the mark on your exposure, all of

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The “M” On Your Camera Mode Dial

A participant in the Introduction to Photography class commented that the “M” on the mode dial on her DSLR no longer meant “mystery” to her. Beyond what it really means, which is manual exposure mode, I hope it also means…

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Some Thoughts On Shutter Speed

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Deciding And Decisive

Until we press the shutter release to make an exposure, we are a deciding photographer. When we press the shutter release to make an exposure we are a photographer that has decided. If we decide, and uncertain of either our understanding

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