Photography Tutorial for Beginners: What is Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO (DSLR Lesson) – CamCrunch

Photography Tutorial for Beginners: What is Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO (DSLR Lesson) – CamCrunch

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This is a photography tutorial for beginners. With this video, you will learn about the three things that affect the exposure of an image. After watching, you’ll know exactly what the aperture, shutter speed and ISO do to affect the exposure of your image.

Video Summary

There three things that affect the exposure of an image: The APERTURE, SHUTTER SPEED and ISO. You need to find the perfect balance between these three elements to get the right look that you want, as well as the right exposure.

The aperture affects the amount of light that comes into the sensor and the depth of field. The depth of field will determine how much of the image is in focus.

The shutter speed will determine the length of the exposure. The longer the shutter speed, the more light comes in, and the shorter the shutter speed, the less light comes into the image. It also determines the amount of blur that appears in the photo. A longer exposure is more susceptible to blur and camera shake.

The ISO is the sensitivity of the sensor to light. Lower ISOs mean that the sensor is less sensitive and therefore going to need more light to expose an image. Higher ISO requires less light to expose and image, but adds noise the the image. Noise will saturate color, making them look unrealistic.

Getting the right exposure is all about balancing these three elements. It will take time, but if you learn the basics, it gets easier!

Leave comments and questions in the comment section! I’m always happy to help! Thanks!






Hey Nico, I've had a Nikon D3200 for a few years now and when I first got it I couldn't be bothered to read the instructions and just started using it. I took it on holidays and used it in the garden etc but never changed the exposure I realised my photos weren't turning out how I wanted them to so tried to read the instructions but they were so boring! Then school, work and revision took over and I've barely used it since but this summer, after my GCSEs, I'd love to get into photography.
This video was great! I've learnt so much in 8 minutes so thank you! I'll have to watch more and practise. I've had a look at your Flickr and you're photos are great ! Thanks for the help ­čśŐ´╗┐

Mickey25430 says:

Thanks !´╗┐

Anokhi Mehta says:

hey thanks a lot . was really helpful !!´╗┐

Nicely done. Good job!´╗┐

Just watched very informative´╗┐

Jake Hudson says:

The only video that I found that was helpful was this one. Thanks man´╗┐

BIL1129 says:

Thank you for this information. Sure does help´╗┐

Thanks so much! ­čÖé I had an idea about all the settings, but this really made things clear.´╗┐

Peng Wang says:

Thank you so much this video is helpful!´╗┐

lozza24k says:

how do you set ISO?´╗┐

Thanks a lot. Accurate , brief and concise . :)´╗┐

I just want to take descent pictures of my baby daughter. Thx for the tips.´╗┐

For a beginner this video taught me a lot of stuff…now i just have to learn how to control the apature,ISO and the shutter speed!thanx a lot´╗┐

omar khanday says:

Great video.. thanks for the info´╗┐

Anne Fisher says:

Awsome Video, Thanks for explaining that! Looking forward to learning more!´╗┐

Worth Watching…´╗┐

Really liked this video and learned many things .thankyou´╗┐

Victor Yanez says:

I learned a lot lol. Thank you very much! You gained a sub (:´╗┐

Hey, thanks for the insight. It was really helpful. Till date I have been capturing on with cell phone and now planning to buy a camera. Could you suggest a camera or features I should check?´╗┐

Beau Pollard says:

thanks dude this really did help me figure out what all these numbers were and stuff but now it makes sense thanks´╗┐

deandre Cole says:

what series camera is the cannon your holding?´╗┐

Matt Garcya says:

What do you mean by "Noise" when you talk about your photos?´╗┐

Vignesh says:

thank you! was simple short and perfect! expecting more from you !´╗┐

Dhruv Akhaja says:

thanks for the video n this is my first video as beginner.
i want to learn the photography.!!!!!´╗┐

Thanks CamCrunch´╗┐

Really useful thank you!!´╗┐

Arivoli S says:

Very nice and simple to understand.

Thank you for the information´╗┐

This was really really helpful. Thanks a bunch ­čśŐ­čśŐ.´╗┐

very nice! now i know what they were­čśü´╗┐

Hey man, really great clear and concise explanation of the key components of taking a picture! I just bought my first dSLR and I'm just starting to learn how to take pictures and your video was really helpful. Thanks so much!´╗┐

Holly Lawver says:

need help?´╗┐

very informative´╗┐

Thanks bro! Really helpful tutorial´╗┐

Sensible and easy to understand. Thanks for your videos. Hope you keep doing them. Cheryl´╗┐

Thank you! You helped me a lot!´╗┐

77grandriver says:

thank you, this was good information´╗┐

Sarang Gurav says:

Awesome man !!! Keep it Up´╗┐

i came here because i am one of the photographer in our Acquaintance party tomorrow night, (July 1, 2016) and i want to learn how to use DSLR for the 2nd time ….´╗┐

Kenny Tai says:

Hey CamCrunch, if you are forced to up the ISO in a low light setting, the image quality will always end up grainy? Will post processing fix it so that it looks sharp?´╗┐

kawika dav says:

You got it down! Thanks.´╗┐

Max Shir says:

thank you very much,I had no clue about photography, and you definitely explained well´╗┐

Thank you so much !! Simple and easy to Learn.´╗┐

Michael Dean says:

Thanks so much, Cam… I actually learned something. Keep up the good work :)´╗┐

Ivy Tapales says:

well explained thanks!´╗┐

Great video! Very informative, too the point, easy to understand.´╗┐

Mohd Faizan says:

it's really very helpful

you are awesome.


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