Like any art form, Photography is a matter of balance. Finding balance is what ultimately makes a great photograph. Today, we’re going to focus on Exposure. Exposure is a very important aspect of photography and we need to make sure we use the light perfectly. When it comes to exposure, we’re specifically talking about the balance of three technical details: ISO, the the Aperture size and the Shutter Speed. Collectively, these elements make up the Exposure Triangle. Finding balance in your exposure will help you communicate your story through the finished photograph.
It’s 12:30 am on November 9th. The final results are still rolling in, but at this moment it seems like we – as a country – may have just elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. I did not vote for, nor did I want, Donald Trump as President. Further, I did not want a Republican controlled House of Representatives or a Red Senate. With the possibility of a Trump Presidency, I admit that I feel a little nauseous.
In previous elections, I may not have agreed with the politics of the other candidate. But at least I had some faith that the other candidate was not going to ruin our great nation.
Great photographers require more than expertise in the art of photography: They require extensive wisdom and knowledge about their subjects. It’s not enough to simply know how to use a camera or how to light the subject. You would need to also show great respect and caring for that which you photograph. The love and caring will show in your photos.
It’s a statement that seems so simple, but yet so complex at the same time. In the same breath, the person who makes such a claim is stating not only what they do, but who they are. Like many hobbies (or careers, as the case may be), Photography is a lifestyle choice.