Chapter 3: Working with Exposure
Photographers talk a lot about getting good exposures. Next to image content, exposure is at the top of the list of things you have to get right. With the 5D Mark III, you have the technical and creative control you need to get exposures right — in the camera.
This chapter concentrates on exposure, and it takes a workflow- oriented approach, first discussing the in-camera goals for exposures and then detailing exposure modes, using the camera’s onboard metering system, and modifying exposures when necessary. In addition, the new Multiple exposure and High-dynamic range (HDR) modes are discussed. The chapter concludes with a look at the 5D Mark III’s drive modes.
Setting Exposure Objectives
As a photographer, my goal is to get the exposure right in the camera with every shot. I emphasize this because I hear many photographers who look at their images on the LCD and say, “I’ll fix it in Photoshop.” Sure, many photos can be polished with image editing, but seasoned photographers know that no amount of Photoshop editing ...