As photographers we capture certain amounts of light every single time we take a picture. Knowing how exposure works and how to use your camera settings correctly will greatly increase your skills as a photographer. The visual below details all the basics on exposure to get you started:
Infographic provided courtesy of phototechniques.info.
The key to understanding exposure is to get your hands wet. Try exposing photos in wide ranges of lighting situations. Don’t let tricky lighting scare you. Through experimentation you’ll surely find a correct exposure and increase your knowledge in the process.
For further training on exposure and HDR:
The more advanced you get the more you can start focusing on creative and artistic methods of exposure to augment the subject or theme in your photo.
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