Chapter 1


This section will go over methods of understanding how to use proper techniques in designing imagery

Beginner – Novice – Advance

 all these lessons should allow you to become a specialist on set.

The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos),"light"] and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light".¹


Lesson 1  Design Principles
Lesson 2 – Design Elements
Lesson 3 –  Camera – 1
Lesson 4 –  Camera – 2
Lesson 5 –   Camera – 3
Lesson 6 – Natural Light
Lesson 7 – White Balance
Lesson 8 – Shutter Speed
Lesson 9 – The Lens
Lesson 10 – Bracket
Lesson 11 – Night Photography



Having Trouble Understanding Something?



First You Must  understand that all of these elements work together to create your exposure. If you have trouble understanding one of these elements it will affect what your doing and your picture will look over exposed and the clipping that you’ve created will make for a lesser experience later when editing. Make sure you understand these processes first and you will have a smoother times doing so.


Check out this video The 3 Basics of Exposure & Photography by Matthew Gore




Aperture  – is a hole or an opening through which light travels.

Photography : The Resource Page
Introduction of Aperture In Digital Photography
Understanding Maximum Aperture



ISOrefers to the amount of light that enters the lens and hits the sensor

ISO Sensitivity
Understand ISO - A Beginners Guide
 What is ISO? A camera's sensitivity to light explained, and how to use it



Shutter Speed


Shutter Speed – Controls the amount of time the shutter remains open while letting in light for the sensor

How To Choose A Shutter Speed
Nikon: Shutter Speed
Cambridge In Color : Shutter Speed



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Last Edit: 6/3/2018