Shelter Photography Basics, Part 1: The Exposure Triangle

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The 3 Stooges. Charlie’s Angels. Rock, paper, scissors. History is full of awesome trios, but our favorite is the exposure dream team, more formally known as the exposure triangle. It’s the magical interaction between aperture, ISO, and shutter speed that forms the foundation of a great photograph — a photograph that could connect a homeless animal with a loving family!

In this first installment of our 3-part guide to taking great shelter pet photos, learn how the exposure triangle forms the foundation of a great photograph, with real-world examples to inspire and actionable tips throughout.