What Is Metering?

What is Metering – and is it Relevant in 2018?

Modern age, modern tools, modern masters; the only thing that stays unchanged is the rules of the game. One of the ignored rules in the age of eye-popping megapixels, higher dynamic ranges, and fine post-processing is the metering. Yet, it is one of the tools that separate the men from the boys, the best from the rest.

Metering – defined in simple terms – is reading the amount of light to correctly expose an image. Continue reading “What Is Metering?”

What Is Shutter Priority Mode?


What is Shutter Speed?

Shutter speed is one of the three supports of photography, the other two being Aperture and ISO. If capturing drama is your idea of photography, then working on shutter speed is something you should focus on. Do not get bogged down by the technicalities of photography every time – focus on exploring your creative side. Just learn the basics of three exposure elements and you are good to go! Continue reading “What Is Shutter Priority Mode?”

Shooting In Aperture Priority Mode

What is Aperture?

A photograph exposure is surrounded by a pyramid – Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Just how a triangle has all sides equal, every feature of the exposure holds equal rank. Aperture is the deciding factor which allows the light to enter the camera. It is a small hole that allows the light to pass through the camera. Therefore, it ultimately defines the brightness and depth of field of an image. Depth of field determines the sharpness or blurriness of an image. Aperture is measured using the F-stop function. On your camera, you will see ‘f/’ followed by a number. Doctors would relate to the term aperture more aptly because it functions exactly like the pupil of a human eye. Continue reading “Shooting In Aperture Priority Mode”

What is ISO? An Easy Explanation For Beginners

ISO Stands for International Standards Organization (which never existed BTW).

The ISO you choose determines the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor. This effects your camera’s exposure.

Back in the day we bought 100 ISO film for bright outdoor days, 400 was for cloudy or modestly dark situations and 800 was for indoor and dark places.

The video and cheat sheet below explain ISO very well. Once you have mastered what ISO settings to use and when, you have made a significant step towards better photography. If you use Auto ISO, now is the time to begin learning this very helpful camera feature.

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