When I give my photography classes, I always show this as opening a door to a dark room. The wider you open the door to let light into the room is the aperture, while the shutter speed is how quickly you open and close it - Miko
Understanding Metering Modes. The first thing you need to master with your camera – is how to measure the light on the subject that you are photographing. DSLRs have a built-in TTL (Through-The-Lens) light meter, which measures the ambient or reflective light on the subject. The TTL meter needs to become your new best friend when it comes to understanding digital photography and properly exposing a photograph. Mastering this basic necessity will catapult your photos to the next level.
Tried & True Zone System: Exposure Metering in 4 Easy Steps
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