APPENDIX B:METERING AND EXPOSURE

 

 

In order to make successful photographs practitioners must first understand the basics of exposure. “Why,” you can ask, “when all of the newer cameras figure out exposure for me?” The answer is simple: these technical aspects of exposure have a tremendous effect on the way the final image will look, and to use your camera in its automatic settings relinquishes creative control to the computer tethered to the meter. The information in this appendix is straight forward and easy to learn, and learning it will make the images produced through your photographic practice much more successful and rewarding. This is the basic foundation for exposure and camera controls.

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