Take Control of your Camera and Shoot in Manual Mode (A beginners guide)

Here is a diagram explaining these 3 elements within the camera:

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This brings us to the Exposure Triangle:

To take complete control of your camera by shooting in manual mode, you are going to be balancing the amount of light captured using the 3 elements we’ve been talking about: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

To do this well you need to know what effect each one has on the image you take:

APERTURE EFFECTS DEPTH OF FIELD: When you open up your aperture you are obviously letting in more light, but as a trade off you also create a more shallow depth of field. Depth of field describes how much of your shot is in focus.

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