The quality of the AFFORDABLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY is directly dependent on the light. You can take a bad picture of a well-lit subject, but you will never get a good picture in bad light.
During shooting, light passes through the camera’s opening shutter and lens, hits the sensor, and forms an image. How exactly the light is captured and what the final photo will be depends on three important parameters that make up the so-called exposure triangle.
The aperture affects the amount of light that enters the lens. It is measured by the ratio of the focal length to the size of the aperture opening and is denoted as f / 2, f / 5, f / 11, and so on. The lower the aperture value, the more light will be in the frame. This setting also affects the depth of field.
Shutter speed is the time the shutter stays open. Measured in seconds (1/200s, 1/60s, 5s, and so on). The longer the shutter speed, the more light. Another shutter speed affects the clarity when shooting moving objects. At high shutter speeds, they will be blurry, and a fast shutter speed will allow you to get good photos even of fast moving objects.
Light sensitivity – as the name implies, this parameter affects the sensitivity of the camera sensor to light. Measured in ISO units (for example, ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 6400). High ISO speed allows you to shoot in low light, but at the same time causes the appearance of noise – a characteristic graininess of the image.
The essence of the exposure triangle is understanding these three aspects of shooting and choosing the settings that are appropriate for the situation, as well as your vision of the frame.