Step 3: Take the Shot


With the camera set and the lighting ready, it’s time to take the shot…and capture the best image of your art that you can.

But getting the shot right means more than just clicking the shutter. Taking the time to control the exposure and depth of field and to manage the composition and presentation of the work will pay dividends later when you post the photos online or use them to enter a show. And that’s what we’re going to cover next.


Click on the video (above) to watch the lesson. The Lesson Guide (below) contains a transcript of the video. It has space to make notes and a worksheet if you download and print a copy.

The short worksheet at the end of the Lesson Guide will help you with setting the mode and exposure compensation. Complete the worksheet with the camera and manual in front of you.

Lesson Guide Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Overview-Expose It Right


If you have a question about using exposure compensation, please leave it in the discussion area below (be sure to include the camera model). One of your fellow students who has the same camera or I will try to assist you. I encourage you to post any other questions or comments about the lesson, too.

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