15 common photography questions from beginners (and how to solve them)

    | Photography for Beginners | 06/02/2013 15:52pm
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    Common Photography Questions From Beginners, 6-7

    Common photography questions: what is an exposure?

    Good exposure

    06 What is an exposure?

    An exposure is, most basically, the image that’s captured by your DSLR’s sensor, and its ‘brightness’ is dictated by two main ingredients that you can set – aperture and shutter speed (your ISO setting will also influence your exposure, but don’t worry about ISO unless you’re concerned about shutter speeds, see below).

    The combination of aperture and shutter speed will determine how bright or dark your exposure appears.

    Common photography questions: what is an exposure?

    Bad exposure

    Your DSLR will take accurate exposures most of the time but, if you’re shooting dark or light subjects, it can overcompensate. If you shoot in Program, Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority mode, you can use Exposure Compensation to manually bright and darken your result.

     

    Common photography questions: do I need to adjust ISO?

    07 Do I need to adjust ISO?

    If you’re using a tripod, no, leave it on ISO 100 for best image quality. If you’re shooting handheld, then ISO is your friend!

    By increasing it, and in turn your camera’s sensitivity, you can obtain fast enough shutter speeds for sharp shots – whether taking portrait shots in low light indoors or shooting fast-moving action subjects.

    The higher you go, the noisier/grainy images will appear, however, it’s always better to have a grainy image than a blurry unusable image. The latest DSLRs are getting better and better and controlling image noise; our action shot was taken in dark woods at ISO 2500.

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