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Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie Excell

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3. Exposure Simplified

Understanding ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed: Their Relationship to Each Other and to Light

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Photography is the language of light. The quality, quantity, and direction of light adds drama and mood to your images. If a picture is worth a thousands words, then exposure must be the dictionary filled with rich vocabulary from which you find the “words” that so eloquently tell your story of wild and wonderful encounters with nature through your images. Understanding the elements that make up the exposure triangle (ISO, aperture, shutter speed) allows you to control depth of field (aperture), stop action or blur motion (shutter ...

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