Chapter 6. Exposing the Image

Once you have all the gear you need and you’re ready to start shooting, you still need to learn to set the best possible exposure for your images. I could write another book devoted just to cinematography and lighting, but in this chapter you’ll learn how to achieve the optimal exposure using the RED ONE’s onboard tools and some external gear as well. Getting a proper exposure with the RED can be challenging, but it’s something you’ll get a feel for with some practice.

First, we’ll look at some basic concepts from photography that go into making a correct exposure. Then, you’ll get some specifics on RED ONE operations and tools you can use to achieve an optimal exposure. This is one subject for which you’ll also want ...

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