Photography Exposure 101: A Guide

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This is a syndicated blog post from Emanuele Faja. It and the images in this post are being syndicated with permission.

I decided to write this guide after having finished writing the Ultimate Guide to the Sunny 16 Rule. I realised that I had put the cart before the horse and just assumed that all my readers would know enough about photography to just jump straight in! Instead of redirecting you guys to another website elsewhere I decided that I would put in the work myself and come up with a clear, concise guide on photographic exposure. In this post you will find all the information you need to understand how the different aspects of photography come together to form an exposure and how each setting has a distinct effect on the final outcome. Please remember, this is a guide on the basics, the more advanced facets of photography exposure will be covered in a separate guide in the future.

If, after having read through this guide, there is something you don’t quite understand then please do not hesitate to leave a comment with your question and I will answer it.

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