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Rick Sammon's Exploring Photographic Exposure by Rick Sammon

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5What Makes a Good Exposure?

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My guess is that you are reading this book because you have the same goal I have when I take a picture: To get the best in-camera exposure. That is the start of the creative exposure process. That’s a good and important goal, because if we get the best in-camera exposure, we can spend more time making creative pictures, and less time fixing our pictures (correcting our mistakes) in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Speaking of Photoshop and Lightroom, like virtually all of my professional photographer friends, I use these tools to enhance my best exposures by creating the image I envisioned in my mind’s eye when I took ...

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