The Exposure Triangle in Action: Shooting an Eagle Landing

In this short and basic video tutorial by CreativeLive, photographer John Greengo takes a look at the exposure triangle when shooting an eagle landing on the water to capture a fish.

The exposure triangle is the most fundamental aspect of photography – understanding the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed are one of the first things that any photographer needs to master.

Greengo looks at how the tree works together to create the right exposure to shoot a bird in fast movement.  If you are interested in shooting birds in flight we suggest you check out  Tony Northrup’s video on “How to Photograph Birds in Flight” which also covers the right exposure for this type of shooting (as well as many other aspects of bird shooting).

You can find many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section as well as our all-new Bird shooting subsection here on

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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