Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exposure bracketing, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
Bracketing is the process of shooting the same scene with the different…exposures to improve your chances of going home with a shot that's correctly metered.…You might also use bracketing when shooting a scene with lots of dynamic range,…so that you go home with at least one properly exposed image of each of the…different bright and dark bits in your scene.…Auto-exposure bracketing is a camera feature that tells the camera to…automatically alter exposures between shots, so that all you have to do is fire…off a certain number of shots to have a fully bracketed set.…
To activate bracketing, I press my Info/ Edit button and press it again to make…the screen editable.…Down here at the very bottom, I have Bracketing, which by default is set to off.…I hit OK to go into my bracketing menu.…On the 5100, Auto Bracketing always takes three shots.…What I'm picking here is the exposure differential between each one of those shots.…So for example, if I set it to AE1.0, that means I'm going to be taking three…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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