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Learn all about exposure with the Amphoto book, Understanding Exposure, 4th Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Paterson. This fourth edition covers aperture, choosing which one is best for your situation, how to use shutter speed to your advantage, and when and where to take a meter reading. This edition is updated with an expanded section on flash, includes tips for working with gels, and how to shoot star trails.
Table of Contents
What Is Meant by Exposure?
The Photographic Triangle
The Heart of the Triangle: The Light Meter
Six Correct Exposures Versus One Creatively Correct One
Finding Creative Exposure Options
Aperture and Depth of Field
Isolation or Singular-Theme Apertures
"Who Cares?" Apertures
Aperture and Macro Photography
The Importance of Shutter Speed
The Right Shutter Speed for the Subject
Implying Motion with Stationary Subjects
The Importance of Light: The Importance
The Best Light
The Gray Card
The Sky Brothers
Mr. Green Jeans (The Sky Brothers' Cousin)
Night and Low-Light Photography
Flashlights and Starlight
Graduated Neutral-Density Filters
The Photographic Triangle and Flash
The Three Factors for Correct Flash
The Dangers of Becoming a Flashaholic
The Limitations of Your Teenie-Weenie Pop-Up Flash
Powering Down the Flash
Flash as a Fill Light
Rear Curtain Sync
About the Author
Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the best-selling author of "Understanding Exposure", "Understanding Shutter Speed", "Learning to See Creatively", "Understanding Digital Photography", and "Beyond Portraiture". In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school, The Perfect Picture School of Photography. He lives in Chicago