3 Basics of Exposure
- Shutter Speed- This is the amount of time that your shutter stays open. The longer it stays open the more light you let into the picture thus giving you more exposure
- Aperture- also known as f/stop this controls how wide the opening of your lenses are for your shot. The wider the aperture the more light you are letting into your photo thus giving you more exposure
- ISO- this function controls your camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the aperture the more sensitive your photo will be to light and therefore have more exposure. However raising your ISO may also come with having a grainier or “noisier” image.
Why you should shoot in RAW
You should avoid shooting in formats such as JPEG as doing so may lead to the image being compressed so that much of the original image quality is lost. This can be avoided by simply shooting in RAW format, this allows for the highest possible level of image quality as the image is not being distorted in any way in this format.
Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds in photography is that in order to take the most natural feeling picture you should always try to break down the image into thirds both horizontally and vertically so that you end up with 9 different parts. Using this setup the rule states that you should place your points of interest on the four intersections that you now have on your imaginary grid, which in doing so will give your photo the most natural and aesthetically appealing look.