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In photography, an accurate and sensible combination of settings between aperture, shutter speed and ISO speed can produce a flawlessly exposed image. Exposure usually is the amount of light per unit area reaching a photographic film or electronic image sensor which is as relevant to a photographer as a knife is to a chef.

The Fundamentals of Photographic Exposure includes a comprehensive creative edit of a high-quality landscape image.  You will equip yourself with professional editing techniques as well as go through step by step of photo editing process, and understand intricate techniques easily. Learn the effectiveness of exposure in camera and capture correctly exposed images.

Through this course, take your steps forward in getting control of the technical function of exposure that will empower your creative imagination.

What Will I Learn?

  • Set a Correct Exposure in their DSLR camera based on the Exposure Triangle
  • Efficiently use the Histogram Tool to improve the exposure
  • Develop a RAW file and prepare it for further post-processing in Photoshop
  • Work in a non-destructive way with the use of most powerful Photoshop Tools


  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high-quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!

Course Curriculum

Introduction and Resources
Quick Introduction FREE 00:04:00
Understand Exposure: Histogram & Exposure Triangle
Human Eye vs DSLR – How Do They See The World FREE 00:04:00
Your New Best Friend: Histogram FREE 00:07:00
Histogram Analysis – Underexposed Image 00:02:00
Histogram Analysis – Low Key Image 00:02:00
Histogram Analysis – Overexposed Image 00:02:00
Histogram Analysis – High Key Image 00:04:00
Histogram Analysis – Low Contrast Image 00:03:00
Histogram Analysis – Low Contrast Image – Corrected 8 bit vs 16 bit 00:06:00
The Exposure Triangle 00:02:00
The Exposure Triangle – ISO 00:06:00
The Exposure Triangle – Shutter Speed 00:06:00
The Exposure Triangle – Aperture 00:07:00
Manual Exposure
Introduction to the Manual Exposure 00:01:00
Metering Modes 00:04:00
Manual Exposure Metering 00:04:00
How Camera Meter Works 00:02:00
Manual Metering and Exposure Compensation 00:06:00
Creative Exposure
Introduction to the Creative Exposure 00:03:00
Creative Exposure – Aperture & Depth Of Field 00:04:00
Creative Over & Underexposure 00:04:00
Creative Exposure – Shutter Speed & Movement 00:02:00
Automatic Exposure Modes
Auto Exposure Modes 00:06:00
Exposure Compensation 00:02:00
Developing RAW File in Adobe Camera Raw
First Things First 00:06:00
ACR: Opening RAW File 00:03:00
ACR: Fixing Perspective Distortions 00:03:00
ACR: Noise Correction 00:10:00
ACR: Chromatic Aberration Correction 00:05:00
ACR: Contrast Adjustments 00:06:00
ACR: Color Adjustments – Split Toning 00:08:00
ACR: Selective Adjustments 00:03:00
ACR: Saving Work 00:07:00
Polishing the Edit in Adobe Photoshop
Quick Intro to Photoshop Edit 00:02:00
S06_02_local_luminosity_adj.mp4 00:11:00
PS: Local Detail Enhancement 00:07:00
PS: Contrast Enhancement 00:05:00
PS: Color Enhancement 00:13:00
PS: Luminosity & Vibrance Adjustments 00:07:00
PS: Adding a Vignette 00:08:00
PS: Final Touches & Conclusion 00:06:00
Exposure Promo Video 00:03:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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