Understanding Exposure - Unitas Photography

Understanding Exposure

"The best control is full control."

Understanding exposure and how the camera interprets light are very difficult concepts new photographers have understanding. This seminar will get you thinking about how your camera interprets light and how to record it properly.

Topics Covered

We will concentrate on how light is translated into a photograph. You will learn...

• the elements of proper exposure (exposure triangle)

• how to properly set shutter speed, aperture and ISO to get proper exposure

• the difference between correct exposure and creatively correct exposure

• the differences between aperture based and time based exposures

• when to use priority modes and why

• what conditions affect your meter so you can compensate exposure

• why you can't fully rely on your built-in meter

• how to use exposure tables and calculators

• exposure dynamic ranges and how to extend them

What to Bring

Since this is a lecture bring a notepad and pen to take notes. While we won't be shooting, do bring your camera as it makes following along with some of the examples easier (metering, setting ISO/aperture/shutter, etc.). You can also download and bring with you both the Exposure Calculator and Exposure Wheel (http://files.meetup.com/1768219/Exposure%20Wheel.pdf) found in the 'files' section of this site if you don't have one.

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