The Enthusiast's Guide to Exposure, 1st Edition

Book Description

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography.
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: 45 Photographic Principles You Need to Know addresses what you need to know in order to shoot great images with powerful compositions. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Divided into 11 chapters that include 45 photographic lessons to help you conquer your exposures, photographer and author John Greengo covers light, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure modes, and much more. Example lessons include:

  • 4. The Light Meter and Metering Modes
  • 6. The Exposure Triangle
  • 10. Using Fast Shutter Speeds to Stop the Action
  • 18. Advanced Auto ISO Settings
  • 21. Getting the Most Out of Aperture Priority Mode
  • 27. Maximum Sharpness and Hyperfocal Distance
  • 28. Using Exposure Compensation to Get the Shot
  • 37. Capturing Great Silhouettes
  • 39. Focus Modes and Focus Points
Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The Basics of Light
    1. 1. What is Exposure?
    2. 2. Photography is About Light
    3. 3. The Characteristics of Light
    4. 4. The Light Meter and Metering Modes
    5. 5. The Histogram
    6. 6. The Exposure Triangle
  2. Chapter 2 Shutter Speeds
    1. 7. How the Shutter Works
    2. 8. Electronic Shutters
    3. 9. Settings, Range, and Working with the Numbers
    4. 10. Fast Shutter Speeds to Stop the Action
    5. 11. Slow Shutter Speeds to Blur Movement
  3. Chapter 3 Aperture
    1. 12. What Is an Aperture?
    2. 13. The Aperture Unit and Settings
    3. 14. Depth of field
    4. 15. Great Depth of Field
    5. 16. Shallow Depth of Field
    6. 17. Aperture and Lens Choice
  4. Chapter 4 The Sensor
    1. 18. ISO
    2. 19. Noise
    3. 20. Auto ISO
    4. 21. Advanced Auto ISO Settings
  5. Chapter 5 Exposure Modes
    1. 22. Automatic Modes
    2. 23. The Program Mode
    3. 24. Shutter Priority Mode
    4. 25. Aperture Priority Mode
    5. 26. Manual Mode
  6. Chapter 6 Exposure Setting Guidelines
    1. 27. Freezing Motion with Action Photography
    2. 28. Blurring Motion
    3. 29. Maximum Depth of Field for Landscape Photography
    4. 30. Creating a Shallow Depth of Field for Portraits
    5. 31. Maximum Sharpness
    6. 32. Hyperfocal Distance
  7. Chapter 7 Exposure Adjustments
    1. 33. Exposure Compensation
    2. 34. The AEL Button
    3. 35. Bracketing
    4. 36. Filters
    5. 37. HDR
  8. Chapter 8 Additional Exposure Information
    1. 38. Shooting JPEG
    2. 39. Shooting Raw
    3. 40. Sunny 16 Rule
    4. 41. Working with a Tripod
    5. 42. Imaging Software
    6. 43. Post-production
  9. Chapter 9 Tricky Lighting Situations
    1. 44. Low light
    2. 45. High contrast
    3. 46. Backlight
    4. 47. Silhouettes
    5. 48. Adding Flash
    6. 49. HandHolding the Camera

Product Information

  • Title: The Enthusiast's Guide to Exposure, 1st Edition
  • Author(s): John Greengo
  • Release date: April 2017
  • Publisher(s): Rocky Nook
  • ISBN: 9781492020752