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Guide to the Exposure Triangle | How to Choose the Right Camera Settings

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAMERA SETTINGS Is it time to turn off auto mode and start using your camera's settings for aperture, shutter speed and ISO? This handy guide explains the effects of increasing or decreasing each one. Decrease Setting Increase Setting APERTURE Wider Narrower f/2 f/2.8 f/4 f/5.6 f/8 f/11 f/16 f/22 *1 More light Less light enters canmera enters camera Shallower Deeper depth of field depth of field M FASTER Shutter Use LOWER ISO Use SLOWER Shutter HIGHER ISO with: with: SHUTTER SPEED Slower Faster 1/4 1/8s 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 61/1000: 1/2000 2s 1s More light 文 文 Less light enters camera enters canmera Motion is Motion is blurred frozen Use with: LOWER ISO WIDER Aperture Use HIGHER ISO NARROWER Aperture with: ISO Lower Higher 100 200 400 800 1600 3200 Brightness Brightness increases decreases Less noise More noise in image in image FASTER Shutter Use Use SLOWER Shutter WIDER NARROWER with: Aperture with: Aperture DECIDE WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR IMAGE M If it's controlling how much of your image is in focus, prioritize aperture settings. If motion is more important, prioritize shutter speed. Many cameras have aperture and shutter speed priority modes. Simply choose the appropriate mode and your camera will take care of the other settings. A This guide is SET YOUR ISO also available as ISO Now that you've set your aperture or shutter speed, check your image. If it's too bright or too dark, you need to adjust your ISO level. This is particularly true in situations where you need to use manual mode to control both aperture and shutter speed for your shot. E.g. a fast shutter speed and a narrow aperture. You can also choose auto ISO settings and let the camera a video. Check it out here: work out the correct level. Robert Bishop Photography |

Guide to the Exposure Triangle | How to Choose the Right Camera Settings

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Improve your photography with this handy guide explaining how to master the exposure triange by making use of your camera's aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings.


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