So you got a camera What next.

Your new camera no matter how fancy captures data. Its our job to capture as much data as possible.

You camera is a machine and will get you to a great starting place. But you are the artist and you need to make the creative decisions.

The best way to capture the maximum data is to get the exposure correct.

ISO Aperture and shutter speed are the three controls that make up your exposure. This is comonly known as the exposure triangle

We will look at these one at a time, but before we do, we will be using the word “stop’s” a lot so let me explain.

Each of the above controls mentioned are divided by one stop. A stop of light is either 1/2 as much light or twice as much light. From f8 to f16 lets in 1/2 as much light. Or 1/60 to 1/30 lets in twice the amount of light.

Stops can be further divided by 3 clicks known as 1/3 of a stop.

So in the next post we will look at the first of these controls. ISO

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