Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting with post production in mind, part of Foundations of Photography: Exposure.
While we usually divide the process of making a photograph into shooting and…then post production, the fact is you shouldn't think of these as two…separate unrelated subjects.…You should, in fact, always have post production in mind while you're shooting.…This is not a practice that unique to digital shooting.…Adams, Weston, Van Dyke, many of the master film photographers of old were not…just great photographers;…they were incredible technicians.…They had in-depth understandings of chemistry, paper, film, and they very…often devised and created their own chemistries and paper.…
When shooting, they often made exposure decisions based on processing ideas that…they knew they could execute later.…They would expose one way with the idea that they would process and print their…film using very specific techniques.…In other words, they were only able to get successful images because they…were thinking about the entire photographic process, shooting, and…postproduction, at the same time.…As a digital photographer, you need the same broad perspective, and for a number of reasons.…
- What is exposure?
- Exploring camera modes
- Light metering
- Shooting sharp images
- Controlling shutter speed
- Understanding f-stops
- Controlling motion
- Working with a shallow depth of field
- Measuring aperture
- Shooting in low light conditions
- Performing manual light balance
- Working with the histogram
- Using fill flash
- Understanding reciprocity
Skill Level Appropriate for all
2. Exposure Fundamentals
3. Camera Anatomy
4. Shutter Speed Fundamentals
5. Aperture in Depth
6. Working with ISO
Shooting in low light3m 32s
7. White Balance
8. Metering Modes
How light meters work1m 47s
9. Exposure Compensation
10. Dynamic Range
11. Manual Mode
12. Advanced Program Mode
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