How To Control Tone In Photography


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Controlling tone

Okay, I am here now with Cowgirl and Cowgirl's personal masseuse, who is going to make sure that she stays here while I demonstrate the problem of shooting something or someone who is a really, really dark-black color. Now you've learned that when you meter, your camera, your light meter, assumes that what you're pointed at is a middle-gray tone. Now, Cowgirl here is anything but middle-gray. So when I shoot, what's going to happen is the camera is going to calculate an exposure that will render her more gray rather than black, and I want this beautiful inky black that she is.

So to restore the tone in her in the image to where it needs to be, I need to intentionally underexpose, because when I underexpose, it won't gather as much light, and she will be left a little darker. So I am going to take two shots of her, just as we did with Jack and Ursula, and we can see the difference. So here's one as the camera meters, and here's another one underexposed by a stop, an...

Controlling tone
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Controlling tone provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Exposure

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