O'Reilly logo

Bird Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie S. Excell

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

3. Exposure Triangle

Understanding Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO: Their Relationship to Each Other and to Light

Understanding exposure is key to making great shots, and knowing how light works is key to this process. Light has quality, it has quantity, and it has direction. Understanding how digital cameras meter the light and knowing how to capture that light using the best combination of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO for the subject at hand is how we, as photographers, communicate our vision to others.

Image

ISO 800

1/1500 sec.

f/8

Nikon AF-S 600mm f4 VR lens, Nikon D4

Light

“Photography” literally means painting with light. Light is the lifeblood ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required