Exposure Triangle is the final article on exposition for beginners. In this article, we will summarize the obtained skills. Be sure to read the previous articles on ISO, aperture and shutter speed. In an article about shutter speed, I talked about the importance of shooting in Manual mode. This skill is required for a landscape photographer.
In this article, you will learn
– What is the exposure triangle
– How aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together
What is the exposure triangle
Exposure triangle, a way of interacting the three elements of exposure, such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Each of these elements has a huge impact on the image. But it is impossible to take a photo without the interaction of these elements.
Aperture offers considerably more depth of field. The shutter speed is exposure time. ISO helps both elements. In automatic mode, all three elements work automatically. In the aperture and shutter mode, you set one of the elements and, if necessary, you set up ISO.
But if you can set all of three elements of the exposure triangle together you will get the skill to shoot in manual mode and get control over your camera.
How aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together
The best way to understand how works the exposure triangle is to look at some examples.
As you can see all five photographs have the same exposure. I changed the aperture setting in the first four and ISO in the fifth photo. At the same time, the brightness of all the photos remained unchanged.
The exposure triangle is your way out of Auto Mode. And all of you, make some time to train. You should not memorize the Exposition Triangle. It is important for you to understand how all the elements of the composition work together. The basis for the work should be the example from this article. Save the exposure by changing the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
Please check out some of our previously published free tutorials in my archives.
- ISO for Beginner
- Aperture in Landscape Photography
- Shutter Speed in Landscape Photography
- The Depth of Field
- The Histogram in Photography
- White Balance is part of the Exposition
- Exposure Triangle cheat sheet
- Shutter speed chart
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