Photography 101


Photography 101


Lesson Info

Equivalent Exposure but Different Images

So I want to guide you all through a quick video regarding exposure and composition exposure is a key component of the composition but even while holding an exact exposure you can actually arrive at a completely different composition by varying shutter speeds and or aperture now in this video I want to specifically illustrate this via the aperture now unfortunately at this point true story during the shoot pike oh really lost his voice so I'm going to have to walk you through what actually happened in this scene so for this scene pious shooting whitney in a seated position and pie place whitney in an area of really strong highlight under a tree just so she could have some nice room light on her hair now in addition the tree branches in the background became a perfect element to demonstrate depth of field now also because her face was deep in the shadows paice having the lighting assistant hold a silver reflector close to whitney which is bouncing really powerful direct sunlight back in...

to witness face and that's acting as the main light no from this point pike it's an exposure reading on his camera by meeting from the model skin tone with the reflector light added and he's coming up with a reading of one sixteen hundred of a second at two and it's an isa one hundred for a proper exposure for skin so at that point we have our first shot here and here's the final shot straight out of camera and here it is the same image once it has been brought process inside of light room now again if you all want to learn how to post process your raw images be sure to check out the slr lounge light room workshop collection after you complete this workshop siri's okay, so what after two we have a really beautiful image where whitney really pops off the background because the background just swishes into a wonderfully delicious boca now watch from here by a judge up one full stop tohave to point eight for his aperture and then he'll slow down the shutter by full stop two one eight hundredth of a second which is actually exactly the same exposures before but now we see the depth of field shift a little to be a bit more deep now the next equivalent exposure is that f four in a shutter speed of one four hundredth of a second again identical exposure but the image looks a bit different with more depth of field now let's goto five six and one two hundredth of a second now how about f eight and one one hundredth of a second and then now it's eleven we don't want to slow the shutter down anymore at this point because it may prevent us from getting a sharp image so rather than dropping the shutter toe one fiftieth of a second pie keeps the shutter one one hundredth of a second, and then he adjust the I s o to two hundred, and then it f sixteen pie keeps the shutter one one hundredth of a second again. But brace, the I s o two, four hundred and then finally, at f twenty two, pious the shutter, still at one one hundredth of a second, and then the iso is at eight hundred. Now, through every one of these shots, the exposure's identical. But as we flip through them and compare them, look at how dramatically the composition changes from image to image as the aperture changes. So just remember, even though you have an identical exposure, your shutter speed and your aperture are going to greatly vary the compositional value of the image.

Class Description

Learn how to create, edit, and share stunning digital images.

To a photography beginner, the gleaming complexity of a new camera seems to demand an arsenal of expensive equipment and a long legacy of training. This is a common misconception – beautiful, professional-grade shots are within reach to any with a mastery of the basic mechanics of photography.

Join Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge for a thorough, practical exploration of the fundamentals. Photography 101 teaches you how to use standard, inexpensive equipment to:

  • Explore the inner mechanical workings of your camera
  • Learn how to recognize good light and modify it to your needs
  • Make the elements of manual mode - aperture, shutter speed and ISO - work for you
Take advantage of the flexibility and control offered by your camera’s manual mode by shadowing Pye on 5 days of shooting at 8 different locations. You’ll learn how to capture both crisp action shots of moving subjects and classic portraiture with posed models. You’ll also gain a sense of what makes a great photograph, and how to mix professional staging with candid, humanizing moments.

You will walk away from Photography 101 with SLR Lounge's Pye Jirsa as a better photographer, and you’ll have the creative and practical skills to create, edit, and share stunning digital images; all with no more gear than you started with. 


2The Camera is Simply a Tool
3How Does a Camera Work?
4How to Adjust Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
5Exposure Triangle
6What is a Stop of Light
7Reading Exposure Via the Histogram
8Blown Highlights or Clipped Details
9White Balance & Color Temperature
10No Such Thing as the Correct Exposure
11How To Measure or Meter Light
128 Key Points to Understanding ISO and Image Quality
13Understanding the 3 Primary Metering Methods
14How to Get Perfect Exposures in One Shot
15Equivalent Exposure but Different Images
16Compensating for Light and Dark Scenes
17Starting with Automated Modes
18Auto Mode and Flash-Off Mode
19Portrait Mode on a Fashion Shoot
20Landscape Mode on the Beach
21Sports or Action Mode
22Macro Mode with Food Photography
23Creative Effects Mode - Floral Photography
24In-Camera Processing
25A Glimpse into RAW Processing
2615 Tips When You’re Having Trouble Focusing
273 Primary Types of Autofocus
28Single Shot with Portrait Session
29Single Shot with Action Shots
30AI Servo with Action Shots
31Focus Recomposing vs. AF Point Selection
32Shutter Speed and the Reciprocal Rule
33How to Hold a Camera and Panning Tutorial
34What Makes a Great Photograph?
35How to Capture Candid Moments
36How to Find the Right Light Direction
375 Basic Compositional Theories
38The Power of Cropping
39Color Schemes
40Diving into the Narrative
41If It’s Not Working With, It’s Probably Working Against
42More About Your Camera and Lenses
43Understanding Megapixels
44Crop vs. Full Frame Cameras
45Crop vs. Full Frame Cameras Demonstration
46Prime vs. Zoom Lens
47How the Lens Affects Composition
48Dynamic Range and RAW vs. JPEG
495 Tips on Memory Cards
5010 Tips on Buying Gear
52The Good Karma Jar
53Posing and Action Shots with Female Model
54Posing and Lighting with Female Model
55Posing and Lighting Couples Portraits