This post is part of the Better Family Photography series.
If you are ever planning on getting off of autofocus and composing your own shots (and you should!) then you need to know about the exposure triangle. As the name implies, it is made up of three components. The exposure triangle is what determines how much light is let into the camera when you take your photo, and shapes how your photo will look. First let us take a look at the three elements individually so we understand how they work before you add them all together.