Understanding Exposure

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

eBook - 2010
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With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from "auto" and create the pictures you truly want.

In his trademark easy-to-understand style, author Bryan Peterson explains the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, including how to achieve successful exposures in seemingly difficult situations. You'll learn:

* Which aperture gives you the greatest contrast and sharpness, and when to use it
* Which apertures guarantee the background remains an out-of-focus tone
* Which one aperture--when combined with the right lens--creates an area of sharpness from three feet to infinity
* How to creatively use shutter speed to either freeze an action or imply motion
* Where to take a meter reading when shooting a sunset, snow, or a city at dusk

With new information on white balance, flash, HDR, and more, this updated classic will inspire you to stop guessing and take control of your settings for better photos anytime, anywhere, and with any camera.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Amphoto Books, 2010
Edition: 3rd ed. Sony eReader ed
ISBN: 9780817400293
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronic book (176 p.) : ill. )
Additional Contributors: Sony Corporation of America


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JYLEET Mar 14, 2013

Easy to see why this book is a best-seller. With easy to understand and interesting narrations, the author does a great job of explaining how ISO, shutter speed, aperture, WB, etc, all interact in producing a "creatively correct" exposure. This book is packed with valuable nuggets of information, yet can be read in a couple of days.

whitehots_pmpl Dec 08, 2012

Excellent book, if you want to learn basics of digital photography and want to know what is shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings can affect your images. This book will teach you how to make full use of your dslr. After reading this book you feel more comfortable using manual mode.

Aug 17, 2012

This is a great and easy to understand book. The poster 229500... is totally incorrect. First of all "how to shoot great photographs with every camera" is still true if a camera doesn't support one feature he mentions. Secondly, his camera, along with every other dSLR, is absolutely compatible with filters. Just look at the diameter printed on the front of your lens eg. 67mm. Find a filter that size and screw it on. As long as you buy the right size it will fit on any brand of dSLR lens.

vozzy Jun 10, 2011

A great read for anyone who wants to better understand how to use the manual settings on their camera. I've had plenty of "lightbulb" moments and feel more in control of my picture taking now :)

Sep 29, 2010

The "any camera" in the subtitle is not totally accurate. I checked, and I cannot buy a filter for my Nikon D-90 for my rainy-day photos. Fun to read, though, and plenty of useful information.

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