Chapter 2. Exposure Exposed

THE TRINITY: ISO, SHUTTER SPEED, AND APERTURE 21

DEPTH OF FIELD 24

EQUIVALENT EXPOSURES 26

EXPOSURE MODES 28

METERING, METERING ZONES, AND METERING MODES 30

WHITE BALANCE 32

EXPOSURE EVALUATION FOR FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY 34

DETERMINING PROPER EXPOSURE 37

Figure 2.1. Salvaging a shot from an under- or overexposed capture is a second-rate approach. It’s far better to get the exposure right in the camera. Ultimately, the best exposure is the one that fits your vision for the shot.

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