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Langford's Basic Photography, 9th Edition by Richard Sawdon Smith, Anna Fox, Michael Langford

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This chapter looks at what ‘correct’ exposure means and what we should aim for using different films. It discusses equipment for measuring and setting exposure, their different modes of use, and how to avoid mistakes with problem subjects. Shooting with flash brings in its own exposure features, discussed towards the chapter end. Although film is featured throughout, most of these exposure topics apply equally to digital cameras too.

Films or digital image chips need to receive just the right amount of light to record an image. If insufficient light reaches them they record nothing, or a dark, partial picture. Similarly, too much exposure results ...

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