What is Exposure?

Understanding exposure is the first step to creating interesting photographs in manual mode. If you just got a DSLR camera I’m begging you to learn how to use creative exposures with your camera. If you’ve been using your DSLR in green mode (fully automatic mode) you’ve probably experienced some frustration with trying to make your … Read more

What is An EF Lens?

Canon started the confusion between EF and EF-S lenses in 2003 when they created a different lens mount on DSLR models. The lens mount varies between full frame DSLR cameras and crop sensor DSLR cameras. What is a full frame and crop sensor you say? Find out HERE. The names EF and EF-S refer to the … Read more

What is the ISO?

Your camera collects and monitors light using three things: shutter, aperture, and ISO. These three light gathering functions work together to balance light in order to properly expose a photograph. To me, ISO is the person in a family who moderates and makes peace with every situation. If you are struggling to get the light … Read more

What is the Aperture?

Your camera collects and monitors light using three things: shutter, aperture, and ISO. These three light gathering functions work together to balance light in order to properly expose a photograph. When using the aperture, you must determine how much depth of field (out of focus background) you want in your photograph as well as balance … Read more

What is the Shutter?

Your camera collects and monitors light using three things: shutter, aperture, and ISO. These three light gathering functions work together to balance light in order to properly expose a photograph. Shutter is the amount of time that a photo is being taken. The shutter is represented as a fraction such as 1/200. That mean that … Read more