Exposure Basics, lesson three?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
mjack101
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Re: All at once or nothing at all?
In reply to texinwien, Mar 19, 2013

Have been following these threads from the original and thought I would add my experience.

5 years ago I was a beginner, I went from a basic P&S to a Canon G10 as I wanted to do more with my photography. To try and understand all the new controls on the camera, which I had never seen before, I read the manual and other books on the G10 but it was Bryan Peterson's book "Understanding Exposure" which was my real starting point.

This book starts with the exposure triangle being aperture, shutter speed and ISO and for me as a first lesson it was ok. Armed with this simplification I was able to go out with the G10 and start taking loads of pictures with at least a rudimentary understanding of what the controls did even though I had no technical clue how they did it. As you can imagine I came back with a total mixture of the good the bad and the ugly but by reviewing the files (RAW in LR) I started to get an idea how the various settings affected the ouput on my screen and printer.

This lead me to further study and taking many more photos and I now think I have a pretty good understanding of the necessary (for my purposes at least) technical aspects of photography.

Long story short, it is quite possible to start in camp1 and move to camp 2 without being the least bit confused and I personally found the exposure triangle simplification a good way to start.

Oh and btw what's all this nonsense about the world being round?

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