TASK 1: Exposure– Learn how to adjust your camera’s exposure settings
WHY IS EXPOSURE SO IMPORTANT:
“Exposure is at the heart of the photographic process”
It not only determines how light and dark the various tones in your image are (the technical side of exposure), it also determines the “look” of your images (the artistic side of exposure). Every exposure decision is also an artistic decision. If you have your camera on auto exposure, you have turned over the artistic decisions to a computer chip. There are dozens of exposure combinations (apertures, shutter speeds, and ISO settings) that will give you exactly the same “exposure” (lightness and darkness of tones), but very different artistic “looks”. Only you know the look that you want for a particular image.”
Jim Doty, Jr. jimdoty.com
HOW DO YOU CONTROL EXPOSURE?
If you mainly shoot on your phone camera the following YouTube video gives you some tips on how to adjust the exposure on an iPhone camera:
If you don’t currently own a camera but want to get your head around understanding how exposure works, this camera simulator is a great way to get started as it allows you to experiment with Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO settings.
Camera Settings (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)
If you have a camera but don’t yet fully understand how the settings work to control exposure and want something a bit more techie, then the following videos will be useful: