Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What is good exposure?, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- I would like you to take a moment…to consider the humble edge.…Now you may not considers edges so humble…when you whack your shin into the corner…of an open dishwasher door,…but for photography, edges are everything.…A photograph is a very sophisticated optical illusion.…In the real world, most of us see in three dimensions…and a good part of our visual system…is devoted to figuring out where the edges of things are.…We do that partly through sensitivity…to changes in contrast,…and partly through our binocular stereo vision.…In a two dimensional photo,…we can only represent an edge…through changes in tone or color.…
Now, consider this image.…I'm zooming in on this edge right here,…edge of this horse.…I didn't realize this image had so many pixels,…I got to zoom quite a ways.…Here we go.…This is the horse's back right here, this is the edge.…Notice that this edge, like all edges,…has a dark side and a light side.…All edges in all photos always have…a dark side and a light side,…unless the edge is defined solely by a shift in color.…
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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