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Cinematography: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Blain Brown

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Figure 9.1. The basic elements of exposure—a light, a light meter, and a person to interpret what the light meter says.

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EXPOSURE THEORY

Frankly, exposure can get pretty technical, so it’s important to grasp the basic concepts first before we plunge into the world of exposure control for technical and artistic purposes. Let’s take a look at exposure the simple way just to ease into it. As a camera person or DIT, you may think you completely understand exposure (and you may well do), but it is also very possible that there’s a lot more to it than you may have thought.

This introduction is a bit simplified, but it will provide a working ...

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