Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Aesthetics of dynamic range, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- In the last movie, you learned about the difference…in the dynamic range of your camera,…and the dynamic range of your eye.…Specifically, you learned that your camera has…less dynamic range than your eye, quite a bit less.…In that movie, I mentioned that such a difference…is not necessarily a liability,…and where I'm standing right now…is a great example of what I mean by that.…If you were standing where the camera is right now,…you would be able to see almost as much detail…on this shadowy side of my face,…as you see on the lit part and that's because…of your eye's tremendous dynamic range.…
Like a still camera, this video camera that's shooting…has a smaller dynamic range than the eye.…Right now, we're exposed for the bright areas,…and so the shadow areas are falling into darkness.…Is that a bad thing?…It might be if you were trying to present an image of me…that was gentle and friendly.…But if you're trying to create a different mood,…maybe one that has more drama or weight to it,…then this exposure treatment is very powerful.…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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