📷Quick and easy Photography Basics📷

If you are just beginning your exciting new adventures as a photographer, it is SO EASY to become overwhelmed with all the options and Functions that your new DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera has to offer! in this written tutorial I will break down some of the very basics regarding aperture, ISO, and shutter speed.  Check me out on Youtube@M. Bellmore🌲❤️🌲


The opening through which the light comes through, or how MUCH light comes through the lens!!

Think of this as the Iris in your eyes! How are they affected in different light environments? Well, the iris, in basic terms expands and contracts based on the light surrounding us. In low light environment, the iris is much wider to allow more light to reach the retina, in bright conditions it is the opposite effect. aperture-graphic-ring-depth-of-field

Lower aperture= Brighter and Blurred background

Higher Aperture= Darker and Everything focused

Shutter Speed:

Is the time for which a shutter is open at a given setting. This is how LONG the light comes in through the lens!!

Brighter                                                                                      Darker

LONG Exposure:

30″ 20″ 15″ 10″ 5″ 3″ 2″ 1″

SHORT Exposure:

0  1/25 1/50/ 1/100 1/125 1/500 1/800 1/1600 1/3200

Long exposure great for:

Night shots, and Water falls

**Use A Neutral Density filter for long exposure daytime use**

Short Exposures great for:

Freezing motion and high paced sports shots.


This is also known as sensitivity! ISO refers to how FAST the light comes in through the lens.




Next post I will go over the use of a neutral density filter for amazing river/ waterfall shots!! If you are interested in some of the gear I use the links are here 🙂

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens

Tamron AFB016C700 16-300 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 16-300mm IS Interchangeable Lens for Canon EF-S Cameras

MeFOTO Aluminum Backpacker Travel Tripod Kit

Thank you for reading!







3 thoughts on “📷Quick and easy Photography Basics📷

  1. Nice article. Easy to read and understand.

    Just want to point out that, you’ve got your shutter speeds reversed. Long exposure (shutter speeds) would be greater that 1 second. Probably just a mistake in placement, but figured you might want to correct it.

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