If you're someone who finds the concept of exposure overwhelming and confusing, the Understanding Exposure is the book you've been waiting for. Professional photographer Bryan Peterson demystifies this complex subject, making it easy to grasp. He explains how to successfully combine aperture, shutter speed, and film - the elements that compose what Peterson refers to as "the photographic triangle." He defines each element of the triangle and shows how it relates to the other two through the use of more than 100 side-by-side comparison pictures.
Peterson also discusses some fundamental methods for exploring your creative options. These include using the depth-of-field preview button, mounting your camera on a tripod in order to photograph in lowlight or at night, shooting closeups with macro lenses, blurring the subject, and pushing and pulling film. In the last section of the book, he describes special techniques for improving the quality of your photographs, such as making deliberate over- and underexposures, and how to produce multiple exposures, shoot the moon, bracket, and use filters effectively but sparingly.
Understanding Exposure reveals that you always have creative options about how you expose a picture- the decision is up to you, not your camera.