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Photography: Understanding Exposure
Milford Sound, New Zealand
  Exposure is all about the amount of light you let into your lens.
  • If you overexpose you’ll end up with blown out highlights: You can never recover detail in these areas of a photo. 
  • If you underexpose, the same applies as with blown highlights: There is no data recorded in these areas, and you can never recover any detail.
You must meter and adjust amount of light into the lens. This is accomplished by adjusting Shutter Speed and Aperture.
  • The shutter speed is a measure of how long the shutter stays open. The longer its open the more light comes in.
  • The aperture is an adjustable hole in the lens. Adjust the diameter of the hole to let more or less light in. 


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