How to Easily Understand the Exposure Triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO

December, 2019

If you find the exposure triangle confusing, you’re not alone. For many photographers, the exposure triangle seems to be a moving target. Just when you think you understand one side of the triangle, everything changes. In this article, I’ll talk about how to control exposure in digital photography. I’ll talk through each of the three settings that make up the exposure triangle: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. As I go, I’ll help you understand how the settings interact with each other. Finally, I’ll give you a shooting exercise to help solidify your understanding of the exposure triangle.