Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic range, part of Advanced Photography: Medium-Format Digital Cameras.
- Dynamic range is the measure…of the darkest to lightest tones…that you can capture with your camera…in a single exposure.…Your eyes have a tremendous dynamic range,…around 18 to 20 stops, while most cameras these days…come in around 10 to 12 stops.…Now, if you've ever tried to take a picture of someone…in front of a bright window, you have encountered…a difficult dynamic range situation.…As you probably discovered, if you expose…to preserve the bright background,…the subject's face will be too dark.…As the dynamic range of a camera increases,…you can preserve more detail…in the brightest highlights and darkest shadows…of an image in a single shot.…
I say in a single shot because, of course,…with Photoshop, you can shoot things…in different ways and combine them.…That's not what we're talking about…when we're talking about dynamic range.…As I already discussed, a larger sensor…has larger pixels on it.…Now, pixels are actually called photo sights…when we're discussing sensor architecture.…A larger photo sight is able to collect more photons,…
- SLR and mirrorless design
- Focal length and aspect ratio
- Exploring camera options
- Workflow and tethering
- Shooting with small, medium-format cameras
- Dynamic range and medium format
- Medium format and commercial, architectural, and landscape photography
- Determining if you need a medium-format camera
Skill Level Advanced
1. Medium-Format Basics
2. Medium-Format Cameras
3. Medium-Format Shooting and Noise
4. Medium-Format Applied Uses
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