American World War II Memorial – Normandy, France

Over the holiday, I experienced my first visit to Normandy, France…site of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion (Operation Overlord) in World War II.  The following photographs were taken with my iPhone.   The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Buried here are 9,387 American soldiers, the vast majority of whom lost…

The Exposure Triangle, Part II: What Is “Exposure” and What Is A “Stop”?

“Exposure” and “Stop” Explained: In Part I of “The Exposure Triangle” (see that article here) we established the essential definitions of Aperture (f-number), Shutter Speed, and ISO. But, two vitally important questions must be answered if we want to gain complete control over our camera’s settings:  1) What is the “exposure“ of  a photograph, and…