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Photography Basics – Exposure

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Exposure in photography refers to how bright or dark an image is. An under-exposed photo is one that is dark, while an over-exposed photo is one that is bright.

Most people tend to use an auto exposure mode on the camera, where the camera works out the exposure for us. For example, the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program, Intelligent, and Scene modes. But even if you rely on an auto exposure mode, it is still helpful to have a good grounding in how exposure works, and how the different exposure settings work together.

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October 18th, 2012 at 9:02 am

Photography Basics – Shutter

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The shutter is an essential part of every camera, without it you wouldn't be able to take photos. It opens to allow light to reach your camera's sensor, and then closes after a predetermined amount of time to complete the photo. The amount of time the shutter is open for can effect the exposure and look of your photo, and different shutter speeds can be used for different creative effects.

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