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What are the four basic operations of photography?
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The 4 basic operations of photography are aperture, shutter speed, exposure, and focus.
Aperture (f-stop) refers to the size of the hole that lets light in. Note that a smaller f-stop number means a bigger hole! The smaller the aperture, the clearer the images.
Shutter Speed is how long the shutter stays open, allowing light to pass through the aperture. The faster the shutter speed the clearer the images – especially with rapidly moving objects.
Exposure is how much light actually gets to the film or digital sensor. The exposure is determined by the interaction of Aperture and Shutter Speed.
Focus affects the camera lens and determines the distance at which objects will appear sharp and clear.
Posted by cburr on December 20, 2008 at 2:38 AM (Answer #1)
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