You'd be surprised how many photographers do not know the basics -- and wonder why their pictures always seem to have something wrong with them. These basic pointers are so common sense that we should not have to say them -- but we will anyway, because they are important. They might be simple, but not simplistic.
Ever wonder what it is that actually makes a camera work? This tutorial will cover the inner workings of a camera, and introduce you into photography basics and the expansive world of taking better photographs.
Exposure is the amount of light collected by the sensor in your camera during a single picture. If the shot is exposed too long the photograph will be washed out. If the shot is exposed too short the photograph will appear too dark. Almost all cameras today have light meters which measure the light in the given shot and set an ideal exposure automatically.
It takes a lot of ambition, interest, and curiosity to have the drive to go back to the traditional roots of photography and get stuck into manual photographic printing and processing. For me, however, we find this to be an utterly rewarding process in our constant exploration of the medium.
In this tutorial, we will go through the basics of what is needed to set up your very own black and white photographic darkroom.