Mastering Exposure2020-01-08T13:03:39+00:00

Mastering Exposure

Mastering Exposure is an invaluable guide to taking better photographs using today’s sophisticated digital SLR and compact digital cameras. Aimed at the more experienced amateur photographer, author David Taylor’s concise text explains the fundamentals of exposure and how varying three parameters – shutter speed, aperture and ISO – can be used creatively and practically to determine correct exposure, but deliver substantially different results. The mechanics of exposure are discussed: the nature of light and how metering affects exposure; light’s relationship to colour; the importance of white balance; the use of flash; an appreciation of dynamic range; and the ability to read histograms. Illustrated with the author’s own stunning images, the book analyses the effects of exposure on portrait, landscape, night and low-light photography, and when capturing action and sports images. Post processing techniques in the digital darkroom round off this invaluable guide to getting the best results from your photography.


Author Information

David Taylor
David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world, but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill, overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.