What is Exposure in Photography?

what is exposure in photography

Here in this post, I am going to help you have a basic understanding on the Exposure.

Exposure is one of the most widely used words by any photographer. Both beginners and advanced shutterbugs rely on the exposure to get their photographs outstanding. Thanks to the developments in the field of photography in the past couple of years, several accessories are available in the market to get the most perfect exposure settings according to your location, but it is always better to have a basic understanding on what the exposure is all about to be a better photographer.


Three main pillars of the Exposure are:

  1. ISO – the value of sensitivity of camera’s sensor to the light.
  2. Aperture – It refers to the opening of lens when a picture is captured.
  3. Shutter Speed – The amount of time for which the shutter is open.

All the aforementioned elements work in conjunction to bring the best exposure for each light condition. Therefore it is highly important that you learn each pillar of the exposure to capture outstanding photos. However, it requires a lot of patience and perseverance. A tip from my personal experience is to always capture photos in the manual mode as it will also help you in understanding the light better by tweaking all the settings.

If you want to master the photography, you should master the light first. The more you learn about the light, it will also help you in understanding the shadows, which is another important element in the photography world.

I will be writing about each pillar of the exposure in detail in the upcoming posts. For those of you who are reading this post after a long time, I will update this post later with the important upcoming posts related to this topic.

For more similar topics on photography, stay tuned with the PHOTOGRAPHY section of this blog.

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A homosapien in the pursuit of lending this cosmic world a small contribution of my supersonic dumb thoughts through words.

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