Thursday, 1 July 2010

What is a good exposure?

D-Day landings, 6-6-1944.Image via Wikipedia
Welcome to the first Teach Yourself Photography blog spot.

The blogs are intended to share with you my knowledge and passion of photography. It is for those who would like to increase their skills and acquire a few tips to improve their photography. Please let me know what you think and what you might like to know about for future blogs.

It is my intention of putting a weekly posting to develop a rhythm and structure. If this is too basic for you then check in a few weeks and it might be at a level that is more suited to your needs.

Without feedback, it will not improve and as photographers, we are use to giving and receiving criticism so for maximum affect I need your input.

I will include a quote by a photographer to keep you thinking and provide ideas for improving your work.
Below is one of my favourites however it is worth noting that sadly Robert Capa was killed by a mine so while it is good to get close…

The pdf below covers apertures, shutter speeds and an over view of what they do.

“If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough”. - Robert Capa

Please use the pdf below for the first lesson.

Have fun with your photography and I look forward to hearing from you.

Exposure -


  1. Hi, it is nice to know the knowleadge of photograph. I am looking for next one up.

  2. my brain is still trying to grasp how aperture and exposure relate to one another and has trouble wrapping around how you got the answers to your questions. could you explain a little bit more?


  3. Hi Abi,

    Thanks for your comment.

    1)The larger the whole you use to let light through via the aperture the less you will have sharp.The shutter that fires at the back of the camera affects movment.
    2)The goal keeper will be moving around so if I use a slow shutter speed he will appear blured. The faster I capture the action means the less chance of a blurry image
    3)If my exposure reading is F22 1/60 I let more light in through the front with a wider aperture of 5.6. The exact numbers diiffer slightly on cameras.

    hope this helps.