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Photography 101: The Fundamentals of Light

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The Daily Post

We’ve talked about the philosophy of photography and offered a two-part overview of the craft, and now we’re ready to dig deeper. As Ming Thein discussed in his posts, light is crucial to this process. No light, no photograph.

Wenjie Zhang, the photographer at A Certain Slant of Light, is passionate about architecture, landscape, still life, and travel photography. Here in part one, Wenjie introduces exposure and three elements: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Next week, he’ll wrap up our light lesson and discuss the quality and direction of light, and more. Much of what’s covered below applies to those of you with SLRs and dSLRs and cameras with manual modes, but we’ll sprinkle in tips for those with cameraphones and point-and-shoot cameras, too.

Introducing Light

At the heart of every photo is a story, and like ink and paper, many elements come together to tell that story. One…

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Author: wendyamw

WendyAnn Williams is an artist who uses photographs to document people, places, and communities that surround her. Her standard medium is the portrait,and works from the conviction that a portrait is a meaningful narrative series of photographs made with respect for the art and the individual. She believes there are multiple truths represented in each image because it provides and confronts constructive realities, even when our eyes are easily deceived, this is depending on the viewer, and the context in which it is represented. WendyAnn was born on the island of Trinidad & Tobago in 1968. She migrated to the US in her early twenties and studied at Manhattan Community College which she continued at Hunter College, BA in Psychology 2013. Since then she has been taking photographs as a hobby, documenting life. Her long term goal is a commitment to the principle medium, portraits, to a place and to a community. With a desire to work with human rights organizations in creating a series of meaningful portraits documenting displaced and marginalized communities around the world. In hopes that her projects be can be used in communities, exhibited and distributed worldwide.

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