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The Perfect Exposure

Correct exposure is fundamental to great landscape photography. In this chapter, I’ll first discuss how light meters work. Next, I’ll teach you how to recognize exposure danger zones—situations where your camera’s meter cannot be trusted. Some of these are obvious; you can spot them without even taking your camera out of its bag. Others require shooting a test frame and examining the histogram, an essential tool that I’ll discuss in detail. I’ll also describe the four basic exposure strategies as well as the universal exposure strategy, which can be the best approach of all in certain circumstances. After finishing this chapter and the next, you should be able to photograph any landscape subject in any light and be confident ...

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