Really dumb question...

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by N'Kolor, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. N'Kolor

    N'Kolor TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    So I see all this talk about exposure, like changing up and down. Is this the same as fstop adjustments?
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Exposure is a formula that we use to correctly capture the light in our photographs. Three factors control exposure.

    Aperture
    Shutter Speed
    ISO (Film Speed)

    If you are not familiar with these concepts, it would be in your best interest to get a good book or start googling. There is plenty of information out there on this subject. Check your local library for beginner books by John Hedgecoe, or Brian Peterson.

    http://photo.net/learn/ is another good place to read in the meantime.
     
  3. seafoxfla

    seafoxfla TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sunny SoFlo (Miami)
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  4. ZedU54

    ZedU54 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brunswick, ME
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ...I'm a relative noob myself, but my understanding is that 'f-stop' refers specifically to aperture settings, and as digital matt said, that's only part of the exposure equation...
     
  5. N'Kolor

    N'Kolor TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Okay, I guess I didn't word my question correctly but you answered it. I was wanting to know if there was another adjustment for exposure. I understand ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture are ways to control the amount of light that makes it to the sensor. I just wasn't sure if there was another light adjustment that I had somehow missed.
     
  6. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I would still get a good book....
     

Share This Page