Tuesday Tip – The Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle


Learn how to use Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO and the relationships between them to get your photos looking their best.

When you adjust one of them, you would usually have to consider at least one of the others, to get the desired results.

Using Auto Mode takes care of these controls, but you pay the price of not getting your photos to look the way you wanted them, and often disappointing.

More to come…stay tuned!

A Red-shouldered Hawk At The Celery Bog — Dave Wegiel Photography

Trapped Under Ice This red-shouldered hawk really did not mind my presence very much. It flew in with me being very close, and then didn’t mind that I was watching it. When it dove down to try and catch a meal though it picked something under the ice. It was very interesting watching the hawk […]

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Tuesday’s Photo Tip

Blurring the Background

              Shallow Focus Photography of Vanessa Atalanta Butterfly on White Flower


By using a wider aperture you can make your subject standout and look more professional.

Using a DLSR camera, I usually try for an aperture size around f/2.8 to f/5.6.  The aperture regulates the amount of light going into the camera and onto the film and affects the field of depth.  This will help blur unwanted backgrounds and make your subject stand pop.  You can even try experimenting with smaller apertures.

You can also blur the back using photoshop or some other photo editing programs, but doing it while taking the picture is obviously much easier.

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