METERING AND EXPOSURE
UNLIKE ANY OTHER VISUAL IMAGE, A PHOTOGRAPH IS NOT A RENDERING, AN IMITATION OR AN INTERPRETATION OF ITS SUBJECT, BUT ACTUALLY A TRACE OF IT. NO PAINTING OR DRAWING, HOWEVER NATURALIST, BELONGS TO ITS SUBJECT IN THE WAY THAT A PHOTOGRAPH DOES. —JOHN BERGER
To beginning photographers in my college courses and workshops I say, “In order to make successful photographs, you first have to understand basic technical aspects of exposure.” And they reply, “Why should I do that when my camera figures out exposure for me? All I have to do is use Program mode!”
The answer is simple. ...