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Your digital camera’s aperture setting is one of the three main settings that determines whether your image is well-exposed or not. Inside your camera is a digital sensor that captures light. The sensor is covered by a pair of doors (the shutter, read more ), which open and shut to allow light in. However, there’s…

Previously, we talked about and . But is motion blur always a bad thing? Not necessarily. There are certain artistic reasons that you might want to intentionally blur your photo. Here are some examples. Panning an Image Panning is a technique used to emphasize the fact that your subject is…

One way that the shutter speed impacts an image is by determining how bright or dark the image is. ¬†. But, as with the other camera settings, there is a trade-off involved. There are certain situations where you will always want a quick shutter speed, and there are other situations…

By David Brightwell. Today’s picture is of a lighthouse along the North Sea. I was browsing through some pictures of clouds and sunsets on Flickr, and this really jumped out at me. I love the way the dark, eerie mood of the picture is contrasted by the single bright light…

One of the three main settings you can adjust on your digital camera is the shutter speed. ¬†Altering this setting will have a direct effect on an image’s exposure – how bright or dark the color is. So how does the shutter speed effect an image’s exposure? Letting Light In…

About Digital Photography How To

Digital Photography How To is intended to be a guide to people learning how to use their digital SLR cameras. Three years ago, I had never picked up a camera; now, I produce a yearbook every year and I moonlight as a professional photographer.

I write this website to share what I've learned in that time. The topics will range from truly beginners topics, to tutorials for post processing, to resources for yearbook and graphic design, to thoughts on transitioning from a hobbyist to a professional. Keep up to date by subscribing to the RSS feed.

About the Author

Digital Photography How To is written by Brian Rock. In addition to being a photographer, he's an educator. He teaches high school history, he's the advisor of the school yearbook, and he trains his kids to do all of the photography for the yearbook.

You can connect with him directly on Google Plus.