Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Real-world histograms, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- If you have a background in film photography,…then you've probably heard of the Zone System.…Created by Ansel Adams, the Zone System is a complex theory…and process that allows you to calculate exposure…and developing parameters.…The creation of the Zone System was an amazing achievement,…and as much as Ansel Adams is known…for his photos, the creation of the Zone System was…just as significant an accomplishment…in the history and development of photography.…And if you're a digital photographer,…the Zone System's completely unnecessary.…Sorry, Ansel.…The reason the Zone System is irrelevant…to digital photography is the histogram.…
With the histogram, you can be certain…that you've properly captured the tones…that you need for your vision of the scene…that you're shooting.…So far, we've seen histograms of images…that I've already shot, but it's…also possible to make use of a histogram…while you're in the field.…If you're working with a mirrorless camera,…some point-and-shoot cameras,…and some smartphone applications,…
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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