Fixing the exposure triangle beyond camera settings: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, October 25th, 2013

Fixing the exposure triangle beyond camera settings

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Throughout the past month, we’ve tackled the exposure triangle—the critical way to get properly exposed photos and videos. Remember your camera and lens have three essential controls that affect how much light comes into the camera: the aperture or opening of the lens, the shutter speed (how long the shutter opens), and the ISO (the sensitivity of your sensor).

But a problem as tough as exposure can still be hard to crack. What happens when you can’t get more light into the camera and the shot is dark? How about when you want shallow depth of field and the shot is overexposed? Sometimes you have to look past the camera and make external changes to get the results you want.

This week we cover

Controlling exposure beyond camera settings:
How do you know when it’s time to stop pushing buttons on the camera and make a physical change to your shoot?

Adding light:
Is your shot underexposed? When is it time to add more light—or reposition your subject?

Adding filtration:
Too much light can also be a problem. Did you know that you can give your camera a “pair of sunglasses” when shooting in bright light?

Check out both the sample video above and this week’s complete episode on We’ll help you get the best exposure and take great looking shots.

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