Appendix A

How to Calculate Photographic Exposures

You might initially hate to calculate using exposure values, but you are sure to love it in the end. At first glance, calculating exposures with apertures, exposure values, and exposure times can seem complex and unnecessary, but after you discover how the basic parameters fit together you will have a lot of fun optimizing your images. Getting a perfect exposure is something a camera cannot do, regardless of how high-tech it is. The camera simply doesn’t know if it is mounted on a tripod, if the lens has a built-in stabilizer, if you prefer a long exposure time over a short one with low noise, or if you are using additional off-camera flash. Ultimately, the only skills you need to calculate exposures ...

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