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Mastering Exposure

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EXPOSURE HISTORY

Shooting excellent exposures is easily the most widespread problem our students have had over more than three decades of teaching nature photography. Many students attended our classes primarily to master exposure techniques. In the mid-seventies we used the camera’s through-the-lens meter, metered the subject using manual exposure, compensated for tonal (reflectance) values, and shot superb exposures on finicky color slide film, shot after shot, and we did it fast. We taught this method to tens of thousands of students over the years. The method we developed to suit our own shooting style was a simple version ...

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