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The Manual of Photography and Digital Imaging, 10th Edition by Sophie Triantaphillidou, Elizabeth Allen

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Chapter   | 12 |

Exposure and image control

Efthimia Bilissi, Sophie Triantaphillidou and Elizabeth Allen

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CAMERA EXPOSURE

The term exposure in photography describes the total quantity of light energy incident on a sensitive material, which in general terms is the photographic exposure. It may alternatively describe the process of controlling the light energy reaching a sensitive material in a camera, which is more specifically the camera exposure.

As described in Chapters 1, 8 and 11, two parameters are used to control photographic exposure: the amount of light incident on the imaging sensor and the duration of the sensor’s exposure. This is described ...

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