Photography is a complicated subject, and it takes more than one short article to explain some necessary things about it. This article will give you an insight into some things every amateur photographer needs to know.

If you want to turn photography from a hobby to a money-making business, then this article is an excellent point to start. This post will contain some basic info about some things that will turn you into a photographer who will know how to make pictures people will buy.

Different aspects of exposure

Exposure is an important aspect of photography. The lack of knowledge about it will prevent you from taking good pictures. There are three aspects of exposure you should know about: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. However, exposure isn’t as simple as that.


You will have to invest some time into learning about these three things and how they interact to master the device you use. So, let this post be your first step into becoming someone whose pictures are worth a lot.

–    Aperture

Aperture is a hole in the lens through which the light goes through. A wider aperture allows more light to pass through which offsets the lack of light in the environment. The offset of this is the lack of field of depth in pictures that have little environmental lighting.

Understanding aperture is the first step toward learning how to make excellent pictures without too much light, or vice versa aka pictures in the environment that has too much light.

–    Shutter speed

Aperture determines how much light will reach the shutter of a camera. At that point you have to determine how much of that light you will use. Learning what kind of a shutter speed works with what kind of environment is something every photographer did. It’s impossible to go pro in this business if you know little to nothing about this.

–    ISO

The third aspect of exposure is the ISO. Increasing the number of the ISO will increase the exposure you get. The offset of this is the decrease of the image quality as the amount of digital noise increases.


The majority of amateurs would think that the quality of the image is essential and thus the ISO should be kept down. But, if you increase the ISO, then the motion blur will go down. So, the balance between these two things is what makes a great photo.