contrast and compensation

Shivani Tyagi

essential skills

~     Gain knowledge and understanding about contrast and exposure compensation and their relationship to the correct exposure.

~     Understand the relationship between lighting contrast, lighting ratios, subject contrast and subject brightness range.

~     Create images demonstrating an understanding of contrast and exposure compensation.

~     Document the progress and development of these skills.


The human eye simultaneously registers a wide range of light intensity. Due to their limited latitude film and image sensors are unable to do this. The difference in the level of light falling on or being reflected by a subject is called contrast. Without contrast photographic ...

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