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DSLR Basics: Stops and Metering

In this photography video tutorial you will learn how your DSLR camera references light as "stops", how it meters light to give you the aperture, shutter speed, ISO values, and how adjusting any of those settings to your liking in certain situations can give you a better image than relying on luck (Full AUTO mode with no further adjustments) 100% of the time.

I also talk a little bit about a new online course I'll be creating that gives beginner photographers a huge jumpstart on learning how they can use their DSLR to capture strong, well composed images that contain all the right elements. If you want to get notified when that e-book/video series will be available, sign up on the early bird list to get notified before anyone else!

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  1. another great video
    thanks, always look forward to your emails

  2. Your video’s always teach me so much!

  3. Great video – I’ve never seen it explained so well!

  4. Great video, as usual! I learned a lot from you. Thank you so much..Keep up the good work! God bless you!

  5. Bravo! Zaista zanimljivo.
    Pozdrav iz Srbije.

  6. Terima kasih, matur nuwun

  7. Re: Birefringence photogaphy.

    I have a laptop I can use for one of the polarizers. I also have an old Dell and a couple of monitors. How can I tell if the montiors are LCD or not?

    I bought a sheet of polarizing film from a Chinese source. It was crap and the coating was so fragile it almost fell off the mylar. Getting a straight answer or being able to afford same from other sources is prohibitive..I am an old fart and retired, living in Toledo.

    Great stuff on your site.

    A dramatic material to shoot with cross polarization is cellophane all wadded up..



  8. Happy to have come across your website. Thanks for sharing details about using camera and making technical terms easy to understand with sample photos. Have already bookmarked this website.

  9. Great video and easy to understand.
    Had a hard time shooting in the dark this weekend (no flash and/or tripod allowed) but your tips helped a long way 😉

  10. Click on my name in this post to see the result of my trip in the dark

  11. cant thank you enough for what you do, I feel like i have learned a lot as i started from zero, great videos great explanation very detailed tutorials. if you ever come to playa del carmen mexico i’ll invite you a beer man haha

  12. Haw can i send footag in photoshop and send it in after effect and edit

  13. Can I just say what a reduction to search out someone who really knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know how one can bring a difficulty to gentle and make it important. More folks must read this and understand this facet of the story. I cant imagine youre not more well-liked because you positively have the gift.

  14. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know methods to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more well-liked because you definitely have the gift.

  15. Wonderful video once again. Your give your readers a lot to appreciate. Your video about aperture, shutter speed & ISO is another excellent video. I have learnt so much from your eBook and videos.

  16. A great video, you are very good at explaining yourself on video. You are so comfortable, relaxed and offer so much to your followers.
    Thanks for another easy to understand video.

  17. Very useful tutorial :) thanks man, you just not only inspirational but a great tutor :)

  18. I purchased this in January but cannot find the videos. How do I find the beginner videos?

  19. My list on next month was this camera

  20. I like this tutorial….

    This is AWESOME

  21. I read your post and I found it amazing! thank!

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