1Basic Concepts in Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY BECOMES MOST ENJOYABLE when you get comfortable with your camera. Achieving that level of comfort is less about remembering a list of settings and more about building the right understanding of the core concepts in photography.

Just like people who know how to ride a bike can focus more on where they’re going than on turning the pedals or switching gears, when you become comfortable with your camera, you can focus more on capturing evocative imagery than on what settings are necessary to achieve those photos. In this chapter, we start that process by covering the key concepts and terminology in photography, which include the following topics:

Exposure Aperture, ISO speed, and shutter speed are the three ...

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