Photography Tips by Cali: Exposure Part 1

Welcome to Lesson 1 of Cali’s photography tips.  Cali has always loved photography, so I’m so excited for her to start sharing all of her knowledge with us.  For all of you with questions about photography, feel free to ask questions in the comments.



Learning to use your DSLR camera can be a headache and the manual is sometimes hard to understand, so I’m going to do a quick 4 part series on Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO to quickly cover the basics of what you need to know to help your camera take great pictures.

First thing’s first.  EXPOSURE.  Exposure is made up of three things as you see below: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO


 What is exposure, anyway?  When people talk about exposure they are talking about how light or dark a photo is. I’ll show you in pictures….

underexposed overexposedgoodexposure

So basically, underexposed and overexposed are fancy ways of saying too dark and too bright. 🙂

Make sense?   Next photography tip — how we control exposure, starting with aperture!


You can see more of Cali’s work at  Be sure to check out her iPhone section.  She takes amazing pictures on her phone!

6 Replies to “Photography Tips by Cali: Exposure Part 1”

  1. Thanks for the tips Cali. PS, your website looks awesome!! I am always amazed at the photos you take, especially the ones you get with your phone. You definitely need to make sure you cover that sometime. I know I will be checking it out 🙂

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