Tutorial: Understanding exposure & using it creatively

Welcome to the second tutorial courtesy of Fujifilm UK, which follows on from the last tutorial. This time we look at using aperture, the amount of light that gets through the lens. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and my thanks once more to the lovely folks at Fujifilm UK who have allowed reblogging from their site.

The Fujifilm Blog

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w360_6415757_tutorialbannerfordotmailerWhat is “Exposure”?

We’ve all taken them – an amazing once-in-a-lifetime photo but when we look closer, the photo is too dark or too bright or the subject doesn’t pop enough. A properly “exposed” photo will show details in both the lighter and darker areas of a photo AND show the subject and background in proper focus.
exposure triangle
Exposure can be defined as the amount of light that enters the front of the lens and hits the sensor of your camera.

There are 3 elements that determine the correct Exposure and they are heavily dependent on each other – ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. There are many combinations of these 3 elements that can produce a correctly exposed photo BUT the “effect” of each combination will drastically impact the creative look of the photo. Let’s look at each element.


ISO = Film speed

If you’re old enough to remember using a…

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