Ever heard of the exposure triangle? It can seem as daunting as the Bermuda triangle but is really quite simple. haha. Ok, so really, the exposure triangle is something that you should understand no matter if you use your camera in manual or automatic but most importantly if you want to learn manual.
The triangle consists of ISO (or film speed), shutter speed, and aperture. To get the photo you want you have to get these three items to work together. For instance, shutter speed controls how long your shutter is open. If you want the shutter speed to be quick, you won’t get as much light. In order to have a photo that is light enough or exposed enough, you need to adjust your ISO or aperture to compensate for the faster shutter speed.
I’ll start talking about what each of these items can do and how they play off of each other. When it comes to the technical stuff, I like to know how it works but just briefly. To me, it’s so much more important to know how it works for me or in other words, how does increasing or decreasing that number help me get the shot I want?