Course Description

Exposure is one of the most fundamental ways you can use light to influence the impact and emotionality of your photos. In this hands-on course, you’ll gain a clear understanding of exposure's three variables: ISO, shutter speed and aperture. You’ll learn how to use the Exposure Triangle to fix a correct exposure and the Histogram tool to analyse your camera's meter readings during photoshoots and in post production. You’ll also explore several examples of Histograms for photos shot in different lighting conditions and learn how to intuitively analyse its data to improve your exposures. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a solid foundation in understanding exposure’s principles to aid you on your artistic journey.

You Will Learn

  • How to use the Exposure Triangle to set a correct exposure in your DSLR camera

  • Aperture settings adjustments to create your desired Depth of Field

  • How to adjust shutter speed to introduce “motion blur” or freeze the movement

  • Setting the ISO for optimal image quality

  • Efficient use of the Histogram Tool to improve the exposure

Sharpen Your Skills

Perfect Your Exposures With The Histogram Tool

Through in-depth explanations and engaging photo examples you’ll learn how to easily leverage the Histogram Tool’s accurate and detailed feedback to assess your exposure’s quality. It will also help you learn to easily differentiate between a “low-key” and an underexposed image, for purposeful, nuanced work.

Express Your Artistic Vision With Creative Exposure

The medium of photography uses a visual language. Every image you make communicates something - its colors, shapes and composition - every single element is interpreted by the viewer. Playing with light exposure helps bring your artistic ideas and signature style to life.

We love helping photographers improve their skills

Real Students, Real Results

“Very interesting information, valuable for future referencing and now i better understand the Histogram. my knowledge was very limited before.”

Herman van Zyl

“Super simple explaining! I loved it! I will subscribe to some of her other courses when I have enough internet signal to do so”

Georgina Lomelin

“I love this teacher. She knows her stuff.”

Baudelio Flores

“Wonderful course to push the knowledge about handling exposures ...”

Anbarasan Natarajan

“Seems well laid out, and Kasia gives a good description of the basics of the histogram as it relates to your exposure of an image.”

David J Marcovitz

“I buy courses from many teachers, but in my personal opinion, Kasia Zmokla is simply the best. She's engaging, she is knowledgeable, and she is also very helpful if you need her... I buy all of her courses.”

Sandro Cabrera

“Loved the course Thank you.”


“Nice course, very interesting. Looking forward to take the next step!”

Giuliano Cernada

“Very useful and I learned a lot. Never used histogram, didn't seem functional, but now I can read the graphics better and apprehend how a photo can be improve.”


“Finally! I know how to use histogram :D love this course!”

Triputro Andy Priyono

What's Included

  • • 1 hour of in-depth content for beginning / intermediate users


  • 1

    Understand Photographic Exposure

    • Welcome to the Course!

    • Quick Introduction

    • Human Eye vs DSLR - How Do They See The World

  • 2

    Histogram Tool in Action!

    • Your New Best Friend: Histogram

    • Histogram Analysis - Underexposed Image

    • Histogram Analysis - Low Key Image

    • Histogram Analysis - Overexposed Image

    • Histogram Analysis - High Key Image

    • Histogram Analysis - Low Contrast Image

    • Histogram Analysis - Low Contrast Image - Corrected 8 bit vs 16 bit

  • 3

    Get Correct Exposures with The Exposure Triangle

    • The Exposure Triangle

    • The Exposure Triangle: ISO

    • The Exposure Triangle - Shutter Speed

    • The Exposure Triangle - Aperture

Learn Photographic Exposure Best Practices