Food photography is all about lighting!!! Understanding exposure allows you to make your photos brighter or darker. Here is what you need to know!
In this first post about manual mode we focus on the exposure. You have probably seen food photos that look too dark or too bright, right? To avoid this we need to control the lighting in our photos and the first step is to understand exposure. Exposure is the amount of light reaching our camera. One thing is the light in the scene (external factor) and the other thing is the amount of light that reaches the sensor of our camera (internal factor).
But don’t worry, we are going to learn how to control exposure using the manual mode and its main camera settings: ISO , Aperture and shutter speed.
HOW CAN WE TELL THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT REACHING OUR CAMERA?
Most digital cameras show an exposure diagram at the bottom of the screen, as shown below. It tells us if the sensor is getting a lot of light (positive values) or if it is not getting enough light (negative values).
Let’s try it out! Take your camera, set it in manual mode and choose these settings in your camera Read more →