It is all about the Exposure!
Exposure is the most important part in Digital or film photography. Exposure can make a photo “Amazing” or “Junk”!
Almost all new digital cameras have an advanced built-in Light meter. Do you know how to control your exposure by using this advanced light meter? Did you know that there several different metering modes built in to your camera?
Here is an example of what happens if you leave it to camera to set your exposure. In this image I used just the default setting of camera’s light meter.[singlepic id=521 w=640 h=480 float=center]
The Back light caused an under exposed image, and the flower (which is my main subject) is dark! So this is a useless photo.
Just by a little adjustment and setting the camera to Spot Metering, I took an amazing shot with lots of details in my subject (Flower)[singlepic id=522 w=640 h=480 float=center]
You know that your camera has a built in Histogram, but do you know how to use it?
Histogram is very useful to recognize if the exposure is correct or not. In these examples I took the first shot and after checking the Histogram I noticed that the picture is under exposed.[singlepic id=526 w=640 h=480 float=center]
And when I took the next shot and checked the Histogram I Knew that I nailed the exposure![singlepic id=525 w=640 h=480 float=center]
And White Balance is another important part of digital photography that is somehow related to the Exposure.
If you want to know more about the Exposure and master your skills to shoot in Manual Mode, Just join us for Hands on Exposure workshop on February 7. There are still few spots available, book your ticket now.
Ted and Omnilargess Team