Accessories Basics: Exposure, with Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion

If you are new to DSLR photography and want to dive a little deeper in your pursuit of learning more about exposure then this class is for you.

If you are new to DSLR photography and want to dive a little deeper in your pursuit of learning more about exposure then this class is for you. Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion have designed this class to give you a firm foundation in understanding the role of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in creating the correct exposure for a given scene. A solid understanding of exposure will put you in the driver’s seat for making creative decisions about what camera settings you want to use to express your vision.

Get instant access to this course & more

Buy Now $49.95
  • You will receive unlimited access to stream this class with the option to download an HD 720p .mp4 file. To access purchased courses, login and go to your "Account Management" page. Internet connection required for streaming video (broadband recommended). File Size: 982.8 MB
Rent Now $6.99
  • Rent this course and watch it as often as you like for three full days (72 hours), from the time of purchase. To access rented courses, login and go to your Account Management page. Internet connection required for streaming video (broadband recommended).

Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 05:46)

Join Scott and RC as they outline who this class is for and why exposure is so important.

Lesson 2: Avoiding Under and Over Exposure (Duration 08:31)

When a photo is too dark it is considered underexposed, and when a photo is too bright is considered overexposed. Learn why this is a problem and how to get the correct exposure.

Lesson 3: Understanding Depth of Field (Duration 05:12)

The aperture setting controls how much of the photo is in focus, which is called the depth of field.

Lesson 4: Understanding Your Shutter (Duration 12:30)

Lesson 5: ISO (Duration 11:05)

The ISO setting controls how sensitive the sensor is to light. The higher the ISO setting the more sensitive the sensor is to light.

Lesson 6: Manual Mode (Duration 10:13)

In manual mode you are in control of setting the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to get the correct exposure.

Lesson 7: Using Exposure Compensation (Duration 11:00)

Aperture priority mode is probably the most popular mode used on DSLRs because it allows you to stay in control of depth of field. You can still influence the exposure setting by using exposure compensation.

Lesson 8: Metering Modes (Duration 03:22)

The metering mode you choose will affect how the camera uses the information in the scene to determine the correct exposure.

Lesson 9: Conclusion (Duration 02:52)

Scott and RC close out the class with a discussion of where to go next in your path to learning more about photography.

Meet Your Instructor: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original “Photoshop Guy”, is the Cofounder and CEO of Kelby Media Group, the editor and publisher of Photoshop User…

Meet Your Instructor: RC Concepcion

RC is an education and curriculum developer and a “Photoshop Guy” for KelbyOne. An Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, RC has 10+ years in the I.T. and…


  1. I love the beginners courses! Your other classes are good, but I feel they are more for advanced shooters and/or Pros. The basic's feel like a refresher course or a help course for problems that arises. You go into a course like exposure to go over things you might overlook in your photography. Great idea!!!

  2. Guys 'n gals, I just want to take a quick second and thank you for everything you are doing at As a hopelessly addicted amateur photographer, your work has made the seemingly inaccessible world of photography a possibility for me. There is absolutely no other resource available that is as valuable as is I have learned so much that my friends and family think I am some sort of photography savant, and yet it has been as simple as sitting in front of my computer with a cup of coffee and my camera in hand or Lightroom open. Be encouraged in your work. You are making a real difference for many of us and I will happily be a subscriber for years to come.

  3. I am really pleased that I decided to invest in KelbyTraining. I learn visually, and hands on, so watching you and trying with my camera i hand has made a huge difference to my knowledge and confidence. I own a Nikon D90 and was seriously confused by all the books I read. I am now out of Auto Point and Shoot and now working in Aperture Priority. Thanks for a great class.

  4. Loved the way panning was described. I now know more about importance of base ISO of a camera - just taking this classes and learning from them I shot much better pictures in low light with tripod. In past I have surfed the Net so much and got confused more than I thought I would learn by just googling. These sessions are so insightful just unbelievable. So much passion I could feel while Scott and Team deliver it, so much engaging and way they blend past and present examples and elaboration of technologies sweeeeeet.

  5. Thank you so much for creating the series for Beginning DSLR Photography. I started learning about digital photography three years ago with the Digital Photography Book series and soon after subscribed to The Photography for Beginners series is a great reinforcement tool for me. It has cleared up some things that I only vaguely understood.

  6. This course was so concise and easy to understand. What a wonderful resource, especially for those of us who live in rural areas and are self taught and have the need to not only improve but to understand the magic of photography.

  7. I am trying to photograph the jewelry that I make and I was wondering if you have a course on this or if you could tell me what to do. I have a light tent and the extras and I am not happy with any of my pictures any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

Submit a Comment