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Why is math important to be a photgrapher?

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September 13, 2011 3:11PM

Math is important to help understand the relationships between aperature and shutter speed, depth of field, white balance, focal length, composition such as the rule of thirds, and you better know your math when you start buying cameras and lenses because the costs add up quickly. Michelle ress usa

To calculate ratios for enlargements, to work out lighting angles to avoid shadows, to calculate distance from an object and select the correct aperture setting, to calculate developing times if working in a darkroom, to measure chemicals for same situation. Digital photagraphy takes away the need for some of the skills but professionals would still learn the original basics to start with. rjm. UK.