2. Shooting Basics

Image

Understanding Light, Exposure, and Composition

Photography, quite simply, is light.

The way that you see light and the way you choose to control it when making images are key to shaping the look of your work and developing your personal style. It all comes from you—the camera is merely the tool that helps you realize your vision. The more you understand the way your decisions about lenses, camera settings, and lighting impact the look and feel of the image, the more effective you’ll be in using your camera in specific, intentional ways to achieve the desired look.

This chapter isn’t a comprehensive review of all the fundamentals ...

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