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The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them by Haje Jan Kamps

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Exposure

In Chapter 1, we briefly talked about how there are three elements that determine the exposure of your photographs. In this chapter, I’d like to look at exposure rules in greater detail, and talk about which situations are suited to sticking to the rules—and when you should flout them, of course.

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This image has a full range of tones, from the perfect black to the perfect white, with many soft tones in between. A perfect exposure!

The elements of an exposure

The three things that affect an exposure are speed, aperture, and ISO. Understanding how these elements work together is very important. Without understanding how they interact, ...

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