Settings: F/6.3 SS 1/1600 ISO 200
ITS TIME TO SHOOT IN MANUAL MODE
It’s been a long week, but we are finally ready to put everything that we have learned together and shoot in manual mode! When you are shooting in manual mode, you are in charge of ALL THREE of the variables in the exposure triangle. ALL THREE.
YOU adjust your aperture, shutter speed and your ISO in order to create that properly exposed photo.
aperture + shutter speed + ISO = a properly exposed photo
Now, what exactly is exposure?
Exposure is one of those words that is used a lot in photography. I’ve been constantly telling you that your goal is to have your image properly exposed.
If you photo is too light, it is considered overexposed. An overexposed photograph is created when your image sensor is subjected to too much light and results in a photo that is too light and/or a photo with blown highlights. Blown highlights (also known as clipped highlights) are light areas of a photo that become so light they have no image detail.) For Example:
Settings: f/3.2 SS 1/1250 ISO 6400.
In the photo above, we had just come from inside and I didn’t change my ISO. Resulting in an overexposed photo of the beautiful Mimi of Unlikely Martha.
If your photo is too dark, it is considered underexposed. An underexposed photograph is created when there is not enough light hitting your image sensor and results in a photo that is too dark and/or a photo with crushed blacks. Crushed blacks are areas of a photo that are completely black, with no details.