Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera For serious amateur photographers who already shoot perfectly focused, accurately exposed images but want to be creative with a camera, here s the book to consult More than seventy techniques, both popular and less familiar approaches, are covered in detail, including advanced exposure, bounced flash and candlelight, infrared, multiple images, soft focus effects, unusual vantage points, zooming, and other carefully chosen ways to enhance photographs The A Z format make sit easy for readers to find a specific technique, and each one is explained in jargon free language Top Tips for each technique help readers achieve superb results, even on the first attempt [Read] ➬ Fisica 1 - Principios y Problemas By Paul W. Zitzewitz – Kleankitchen.co.uk accurately exposed images but want to be creative with a camera ❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ The Beautiful Disruption Author G.G. Renee Hill – Kleankitchen.co.uk here s the book to consult More than seventy techniques ☉ Games Rednecks Play PDF / Epub ❤ Author Jeff Foxworthy – Kleankitchen.co.uk both popular and less familiar approaches [Reading] ➶ The Magic Cottage By James Herbert – Kleankitchen.co.uk are covered in detail [Lire] ➼ Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) 1, Sandi Metz, eBook - Amazon.com ➹ Sandi Metz – Kleankitchen.co.uk including advanced exposure [Read] ➼ Eski Yunanca - Türkçe Sözlük ➹ Güler Çelgin – Kleankitchen.co.uk bounced flash and candlelight ❮Reading❯ ➻ Dont Leave Me Alone Author GG – Kleankitchen.co.uk infrared ⚣ I Won a Spaceship Books ⚡ Author Harrison Park – Kleankitchen.co.uk multiple images ❮Reading❯ ➻ The Black Mask Boys Author William F. Nolan – Kleankitchen.co.uk soft focus effects [Download] ➵ Born to Ride (Sons of Chaos MC, By Eva Grace – Kleankitchen.co.uk unusual vantage points ❰KINDLE❯ ✿ Evangelical Hermeneutics And The New Testament Use Of The Old Testament Author Rynold D Dean – Kleankitchen.co.uk zooming ✅ May and Amy pdf ✈ Author Josceline Dimbleby – Kleankitchen.co.uk and other carefully chosen ways to enhance photographs The A Z format make sit easy for readers to find a specific technique [Epub] ❥ The Tale of Miss Berta London By Jihan Latimer – Kleankitchen.co.uk and each one is explained in jargon free language Top Tips for each technique help readers achieve superb results [Reading] ➶ personality development By rajiv k mishra – Kleankitchen.co.uk even on the first attempt


10 thoughts on “Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

  1. Julia Julia says:

    A true teacher and entertainer, Bryan Peterson writes as if he were walking students through a fun lecture course on photography He introduces phrases that he uses again and again so that you, the student, start to fill in the answers before he finishes he explains tricky technical details through memorable metaphor he ties theory to his own photography, showing us just where he took his metering, and why Halfway through the book you feel like a second semester student filling in all the jok A true teacher and entertainer, Bryan Peterson writes as if he were walking students through a fun lecture course on photography He introduces phrases that he uses again and again so that you, the student, start to fill in the answers before he finishes he explains tricky technical details through memorable metaphor he ties theory to his own photography, showing us just where he took his metering, and why Halfway through the book you feel like a second semester student filling in all the jokes ahead of time and snapping away happily, picking up the extra details you missed before It made me giddy, that feeling, and I had to laugh and give the book a kiss in gratitude when I realized what had happened I d gotten it I understood exposure shutter speed and aperture were no longer mysteries to me Depth of field, no problem light metering, a cinch Focal length he skipped completely, and he rushed through filters as if the bell were about to ring, but for an explanation and introduction to exposure and stretching my camera skills, I give this book 5 stars


  2. John John says:

    A few thoughts 1 Not the fault of the book, but I knew much maybe 50% of the material already 2 It has beautiful photos, with explanations on how each was made This was very useful 3 The writing is lousy, with silly and unhelpful analogies ISO is like buckets under a running water faucet And stupid attempts at humor or something resembling it the author doesn t eat donuts, but he does eat bagels and so will sometimes use a ring flash Get it Bagels are round and a ring flash is round A few thoughts 1 Not the fault of the book, but I knew much maybe 50% of the material already 2 It has beautiful photos, with explanations on how each was made This was very useful 3 The writing is lousy, with silly and unhelpful analogies ISO is like buckets under a running water faucet And stupid attempts at humor or something resembling it the author doesn t eat donuts, but he does eat bagels and so will sometimes use a ring flash Get it Bagels are round and a ring flash is round Good one 4 The tone often comes off defensive or at least trying to justify his viewpoint e.g setting WB to Cloudy as default Also, it s interesting how he downplays the importance of light in making photographs It comes off as, Hey, everybody says light is the most important thing in photography Well, it s not Aperture and shutter speed control are what makes a great photo Light is secondary All those other guys have their priorities screwed up This isn t a direct quote, of course, but I came away with this feeling


  3. Meghan Meghan says:

    I couldn t put this book down I read almost all of it in one sitting I am a very amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book I learned the value of the manual setting and how to properly use it I learned from where to meter light I had no idea there was a problem metering light from black and from white images I learned many insights into creatively composed images and how to make them Very informative and well laid out Easy to understand.


  4. Kae Cheatham Kae Cheatham says:

    I purchased Understanding Exposure from a book catalog to which I subscribe I have a small collection of photography books, mostly information related, and this seemed like a good one to add to the shelves.This is Bryan Peterson s Revised Edition, with the subtitle of How to Shoot Great Photographs with A Film of Digital Camera I shot film for many decades, and switched to digital just a few years ago I was ready for sometips on how to get the best from my pixelated maybe pixilatedI purchased Understanding Exposure from a book catalog to which I subscribe I have a small collection of photography books, mostly information related, and this seemed like a good one to add to the shelves.This is Bryan Peterson s Revised Edition, with the subtitle of How to Shoot Great Photographs with A Film of Digital Camera I shot film for many decades, and switched to digital just a few years ago I was ready for sometips on how to get the best from my pixelated maybe pixilated pictures.The book didn t disappoint Peterson presents fine examples with well written text I also liked that he stressed how to get the picture right when you take it, and not rely on photo manipulation programs to make corrections Although some of the information seemed very basic, I appreciated getting the information I already knew or thought I did from a new perspective part of the learning process that I crave.Recommended for both photographic newbies and experienced shutterbugs.My Photo Art


  5. Sumit Ghosh Sumit Ghosh says:

    Most of us beginners know the basics of exposure how shutter speed, aperture and ISO can have an effect on the exposure But we, as beginners, have little idea about how to get the correct exposure And when it comes to the creative aspect of it, we are oblivious This short but rich book covers a lot on exposure, and how to use the various aspects of it to your creative advantage The photos included, and the corresponding scenario and the decisions he made at that scenario, let us know what Most of us beginners know the basics of exposure how shutter speed, aperture and ISO can have an effect on the exposure But we, as beginners, have little idea about how to get the correct exposure And when it comes to the creative aspect of it, we are oblivious This short but rich book covers a lot on exposure, and how to use the various aspects of it to your creative advantage The photos included, and the corresponding scenario and the decisions he made at that scenario, let us know what goes through the mind of professional photographer when he takes a shot.A must read for beginners


  6. Russell Libonati Russell Libonati says:

    This was an excellent book for beginners It s also a great book for theexperienced It is useless for a pro or advanced amateur photographer The author gives a very easy to understand method for getting the correct creative exposure on any camera He explains the three most important aspects and how to use them They are ISO, aperture and shutter He explains white balance He explains the use of the flash He tells you how to meter He really helps get you out of using the Auto mode This was an excellent book for beginners It s also a great book for theexperienced It is useless for a pro or advanced amateur photographer The author gives a very easy to understand method for getting the correct creative exposure on any camera He explains the three most important aspects and how to use them They are ISO, aperture and shutter He explains white balance He explains the use of the flash He tells you how to meter He really helps get you out of using the Auto mode.I already knew that a smaller aperture yields a larger depth of field and vice versa, but the author made me muchcomfortable knowing which aperture to use in which situation He explains what he calls the who cares aperture settings of f 8 and f 11 and when you do want to use the and why.It really is an excellent book for understanding exposure, which is at the heart of a good photograph.The reason I didn t give it five stars is because there were some things that were glossed over and some things that were not as well explained as I thought they could be Mind you, they were mostly minor.For instance, I think he could have explained a little bit about the appropriate lens to use in different situations He does do this a little, but I think it would have been nice if he had used different lenses in the same situation and compared the photographs as he did with white balance and F stop As an example, I ve been having a problem shooting people moving about in an indoor venue Going with a prime focus not a zoom lens with a lower F stop would help this situation Sure it won t cure the problem Sometimes, you just don t have the light to do what you want, but he didn t even mention this I think he could have had a whole section just for lenses.It seemed that nearly all of his shots were done with a tri pod There was a brief explanation of what to look for in a tri pod, but I think he could have beenin depth with that Yes, it s not directly related to exposure, but considering his heavy use of the tri pod, I think it would have fit into the topic.He mentioned that he thought the histogram was highly overrated and said nothingabout it I will have to seek that information elsewhere.He does explain a bit about HDR photography This stands for high dynamic range and involves combining multiple photographs of the same subject at different settings to yield a single photograph withdetail or special properties that cannot be achieved with a single photo During this discussion, he mentioned using bracketing on the camera I ve heard of that but I have no idea what that means I was hoping that would be something he would explain.He explains a little about how he gets extreme depth of field for landscape shots He says something like this, I set my aperture to f 22, my lens to 35mm, meter on the sky to get the appropriate shutter speed Then, in manual, I focus on my foot and shoot using that focus It will be blurry in the viewfinder but everything from about 2 feet in front of me to infinity will be in focus after I take the photo I like this because I had no idea that the viewfinder could be out of focus, but the picture would be in focus I also like that he shows how to get a very high depth of field This technique is called hyperfocus He never mentions that term, but in theory, if you set your aperture differently or use a different lens setting, the focus would be different than his foot You might have to focus 10 feet away If you look up hyperfocus photography online, you will find charts and even phone apps that will tell you how far out to focus with different settings Maybe it s not that important I don t know because I don t have a lot of experience with this, but I think it was a missed opportunity for him to go into a littledetail I was paraphrasing above, by the bye.Every photo has information about how the photo was taken I think he did a great job with this, but I do wish he would put all of the information for every photo Every photo had the focal length, shutter speed and aperture, but he usually only included the ISO when he was discussing ISO It would have been nice to have it on every photo In fact, I would have liked to see what camera he used and some details about the lens, too.As some others have mentioned, the humor was a little odd I agree with this, but it s not so odd as to be creepy or anything and at least he tried to lighten the subject I m all for that.I would like to emphasize that my complaints are minor and that the author does a great job of really getting into exposure.The most important thing to know about this book is that it is called Understanding Exposure, not How to use your camera, not How to take a picture It s all about getting the proper exposure so don t expect any detail on purchasing decisions, specific set ups shooting cars, shooting babies, underwater photography, etc There are no diagrams in this book only photos Some of them are truly stunning and he gives loads of information to help you produce similar photos I highly recommend this book


  7. Mary Athans Mary Athans says:

    If you, like me, have an expensive camera you have no idea how to use, this book is very informative on the basics for shooting manual and choosing the right exposure.


  8. James James says:

    Understanding Exposure is regularly touted as the bible for understanding exposure I guess it s lucky that Peterson titled the book as he did I ve had my copy for a while now a generous Christmas or birthday present some years ago and had kinda delayed even looking at it somehow expecting some weighty tome of technical explanations The subject is one that I pretty much felt I already had a good handle on especially after the excellent but sadly no longer available article by Ryan Bre Understanding Exposure is regularly touted as the bible for understanding exposure I guess it s lucky that Peterson titled the book as he did I ve had my copy for a while now a generous Christmas or birthday present some years ago and had kinda delayed even looking at it somehow expecting some weighty tome of technical explanations The subject is one that I pretty much felt I already had a good handle on especially after the excellent but sadly no longer available article by Ryan Brenizer on the Utata website Obviously, I should avoid making these prejudicial decisions about my to read books, as I m so often proven wrong.Instead, Peterson gives us a series of short, succinct, explanations of the three components of exposure aperture, shutter speed and ISO and the relationships between them along with plenty of photographic examples When to use different apertures is explained through Peterson s concept of three ranges the wide apertures for when you want shallow depth of field, the narrow apertures for deep depth of field and the don t care range for everything in the middle where you don t care about depth of field Peterson keeps going back to this idea, selecting depth of field from the three ranges, then building shutter speed and ISO accordingly It s pretty basic really, but this kinda makes sense, though it s a simple approach, and Peterson explains it well.Peterson makes a great deal out of using metering as your starting point He describes the various types of in camera metering, all based on reflected light metering, and frequently suggests that metering doesn t need to be in camera, that handheld metering is also available Yet, for some reason, he completely fails to describe any use of incident light metering He s happy to devote a chapter to the ever tedious film vs digital debate, but doesn t think the use of handheld meters worth even discussing.Ultimately, I found the book a little too basic for my needs I m sure it s a brilliant explanation for people for whom the whole aperture shutter speed ISO thing hasn t quite clicked, but if it has there s little to pick up here As such I wavered between two and three stars, but it s not Peterson s fault that this book isn t really for me, so I erred on the generous side


  9. Amy Amy says:

    I really liked this book I have an expensive camera that I don t know how to use effectively so this book was perfect for me I was able to read it in one sitting and was kept interested throughout After the read, I feel muchconfident in using my DSLR I m obviously an amateur and I think this book is perfect for amateur s who want to better understand the manual mode of their DSLR This book lays it out so effectively I now better understand aperture, shutter speed, and white balance I really liked this book I have an expensive camera that I don t know how to use effectively so this book was perfect for me I was able to read it in one sitting and was kept interested throughout After the read, I feel muchconfident in using my DSLR I m obviously an amateur and I think this book is perfect for amateur s who want to better understand the manual mode of their DSLR This book lays it out so effectively I now better understand aperture, shutter speed, and white balance The author wrote this book in a way that I was able to easily understand things that I could never quite understand I m not sure it would be as good for those readers who already have a clear understanding of those concepts But, either way, I definitely recommend it NOTE received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review


  10. Adam Adam says:

    This is easily the best introductory photography book I ve ever read It was a great refresher for the photography stuff that I ve forgotten over the last 15 years, full of concise, easily understood explanations of useful photographic techniques Some of the writing is corny, and the mnemonic devices get old pretty fast, but I d still recommend it to anyone who wants to learn the basics of shooting with an SLR.


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