3. Controlling Exposure


NIKON D2X ISO 400 1/320 SEC. F/8

Pressing your camera’s shutter release button moves the shutter out of the way of the camera’s sensor, allowing light to enter through the lens and be recorded as an image. That’s the easy part. The challenge is to capture the right amount of light so that the resulting image looks the way you want it to look. It is important to remember that you cannot actually control the intensity light with just the camera, but you can decide how much of it to allow through the lens (aperture) and how much you let the sensor actually record (shutter speed). By understanding your camera’s exposure settings ...

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