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Video: The Three Basics of Photography

After writing the “Three Basics of Photography” article, I decided that the Bucket Analogy was fine but still a little confusing, and I wanted something that would appeal to my visually oriented visitors. After thinking about it for a while, I decided that it would be simplest to forgo analogies altogether and just use a simplified camera, representing light as discrete, little cubic units. That reminded me of an old-school video game… so this video has a bit of a theme.

I hope that you take a moment to “Like” this video on YouTube. You can visit it directly by following this link: The Three Basics of Exposure & Photography

Please comment! As usual, if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them in the comment section below.

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Gen

Perfect video! You made it so clear and simple to understand for beginners. You are a genius :)

Louise
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Louise

Thank you for sharing. This is so helpful.

Catherine
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Catherine

It’s an old video and basic tutorial but found it very catchy and informative for us “dummies”. Thank you!

Michele
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Michele

I thought it was brilliant – cleared the cobwebs of confusion.

ericthomasphto
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ericthomasphto

This video is just great. Just what I was looking for. Nicely done. I will be sure to credit you in teaching and posting it on my website. Many thanks!

Sharon
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Sharon

Thanks so much for this video… I appreciate having the visuals to help me understand apperture and f-stops… I had the concept for ISO from film days, but still was confused about the others.. This helped make it very clear.

IAN
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IAN

GREAT ADVICE.

Easy to understand advice that is a great help to advance your understanding of the art of photography.I enjoyed reading these helpful tips and information.

Leonard
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Leonard

The illustration of DOF is incomplete – might mislead those beginners rather than educate. Could have used the 8bit diagram to show how objects beyond a fixed distance in front and behind the point of focus will be out of focus (causing the blurred effect) and how the aperture settings affect that distance.

Kustom48
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Kustom48

Great !

Explains it for us dummies in terms I can understand!

More like this please.

Bill Minton
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LOL @ “All Your Base…”

Was that clip-art Matthew that made an appearance in the video?  :P

Those sounds sure brought back some memories!

Nice little bonus screen there at the end with your equipment and rankings.

Good information as always.