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THE EXPOSURE TRIANGLE

Learning Goal
- Students will understand the importance of the exposure triangle
- Students will understand how the exposure triangle affects their final image
- Students will be able to use shutter speed to imply motion in their photos
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Does your picture have correct EXPOSURE? Exposure is the amount of light that falls on your sensor or film. 

Too much light and your picture will be overexposed, or washed out.

overexposed

Too little light and your picture will be underexposed, or too dark.

underexposed

There are three main factors that impact your exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These have been called the exposure triangle. We will talk about what these are and how to use them below. Later this year, we'll look at how to break some of these rules.

ISO Analogy - Good analogy about worker bees and ISO
ISO & Shutter Speed - Good article that covers the different areas of the exposure triangle
Aperture - Good article about understanding aperture
Aperture's affect on Shutter Speed - Talks about how they relate
Trick Your Camera - Article on controlling aperture and shutter speed with a point and shoot

Fast Shutter Speed
Slow Shutter Speed

TRICKS

- Shutter Speed Trick - Focus lock and twist camera while taking the picture

TIPS

- Steady your camera for slow shutter speeds
- Use a slow shutter speed app

The Assignment:

- Take 25 new/original different SHUTTER SPEED pictures
- Transfer pictures to your computer
- Create a contact print
- Choose your best photo to edit and turn in with your contact print