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Have you ever wondered why your digital camera has so many exposure modes, and what each one does? Or why it’s so easy to under- or overexpose your photos even with the latest cameras and most advanced evaluative or matrix metering modes?
Mastering Exposure explains the principles of exposure so that you understand why your camera doesn’t always get the exposure right (and just how do you define correct exposure anyway?). Your camera’s meter works according to simple principles, and once you understand those you will know why your camera often gets exposure wrong, and what you can do to put it right.
What you will learn
- Why exposure is an important building block of photographic technique.
- How underexposing or overexposing your images adversely affects the quality of your photos.
- Why exposure for digital cameras is different than for film.
- How to use your camera’s luminance and color histograms to see if the exposure is correct.
- The differences between evaluative, matrix, spot, partial and centre-weighted metering.
- Why your digital camera often gets exposure wrong, and what you can do to fix it.
- When to use manual mode, and what the benefits are.
- How to use exposure compensation.
- Why the optimum exposure differs depending on whether you use Raw or JPEG.
- How to expose to the right and why it improves image quality.
- How to handle high contrast lighting conditions without resorting to HDR.
- How exposure works in Live View.
- How exposure works on mirrorless cameras.
The overriding principle behind Mastering Exposure is that your camera isn’t smart enough to get exposure right every time, and that it’s up to the photographer to step in and override the camera’s suggested exposure settings.
Mastering Exposure gives you the tools you need to get the perfect exposure every time. You’ll be walked through both basic and advanced principles of exposure and shown how to arrive at the optimum settings in any situation. The ebook explores advanced concepts in simple terms and illustrate them with diagrams, tables and photos so that you can understand why your camera’s meter gets exposure wrong and how to put it right.
By the time you’ve finished Mastering Exposure you’ll have the knowledge you need to get the correct exposure every time you take a photo.
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Mastering Exposure ebook
Title: Mastering Exposure: Perfect Exposure On Your Digital Camera
Length: 114 double page spreads
Words: approx 26,000
Format: PDF. You can view Mastering Exposure using free Adobe reader software on any PC. You can also read it on the iPad using iBooks – the ebook has been optimized for iPad viewing.
Part One: Basic concepts
-Measuring Light – Why Do Cameras Get Exposure Wrong?
-Film vs. Digital
-The Exposure Triangle
-Thinking in Stops
Part Two: Exposure And Your Camera
-The Mechanics of Exposure
-Neutral Density Filters
-Live View and Electronic Viewfinders
-Manual Lens Attachments
-Incident Light Meters
Part Three: The Three Exposure Scenarios
-Scenario One: The Brightness Range of the Scene Matches the Dynamic Range of the Camera’s Sensor
-Scenario Two: The Brightness Range of the Scene is Less Than the Dynamic Range of the Camera’s Sensor
-Scenario Three: The Brightness Range of the Scene is Greater Than the Dynamic Range of the Camera’s Sensor
Exposure and Creativity