Basics of Digital Photography
“Painting with light” is the literal meaning of the word “photography”.
Light has a brightness.
Exposure metering » measures it.
The exposure » captures the light and determines the brightness of your photos.
Light has a color.
White balance » corrects the color rendition to match it with human perception or to get a specific atmosphere.
Photographers need to improve the light if necessary and possible.
A photo flash is the most common and easily available option to do this.
Digital cameras are the tools to record the light.
What happens inside a digital camera » helps to understand them and to link all the basics of digital photography.
The end result: Image files on your computer, usually in JPG-format ».