The Exposure Triangle: Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed Explained

The Exposure Triangle


If you’re one of the many photographers who prefer to shoot in fully automatic mode, but are curious about learning how to manually control your camera’s settings, this article is for you.

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My Latest Visit to Kilgore Falls

Single exposure. Nikon D810, Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 at f/8, ISO 64, 50s. Singh-Ray 5 Stop ND filter was used to slow down exposure.  Also, to give the image that subtly soft appearance, I used the Singh-Ray Tony Sweet Soft-Ray Diffusion filter. (Click on the image for full size)

I recently made a brief trip over to my favorite local stomping ground, Kilgore Falls.  And by brief, I mean I had time to fire off a grand total of four shots.

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Autumn Road

Nikon D810, Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 at f/8, ISO 64, 1/15s. (Click on the image for full size)

If you’ve been to my website previously, this shot may look somewhat familiar.  The road depicted here is in Hunt Valley, Maryland, adjacent to the north side of Shawan Road, just east of The Oregon Grille restaurant.  Every fall, I head over to the road and photograph the foliage.  The above photograph was taken this morning.

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6 Helpful Tips for Doing Interior Architecture Photography

Hi folks.  If you have any interest or curiosity in learning more about how to capture interior architectural photographs, please check out my latest article in the online publication

6 Helpful Tips for Doing Interior Architecture Photography

Happy Shooting!

Under a Full Moon

From Cook’s Meadow in Yosemite National Park.

Nikon D810, Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm at f/4, ISO 800, 20s.

For those of you who may be interested in visiting Yosemite to capture one of the many waterfalls cascading over the granite cliffs, the ideal time of year is mid to late April.  During that time frame, the snow melt off the mountain tops is at full force, instigating the high rate of flow over the waterfall.

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UPDATED – The Ideal Mac Hardware for Photography

Last year I wrote a blog article detailing what I felt were the ideal Macintosh computer setups for building a cost-conscious digital photography “studio”.  However, as you’d expect, the never-ending technological improvements in the computer industry have rendered that article out-dated and obsolete.  Ah, the price of progress.

Word of warning: If you’re not into computer hardware, reading this article will be less exciting than watching asphalt dry.

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