Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What is tone?, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- I know you probably want to get to shooting,…but your entire study of photography…from here on is going to be easier…if we get a few quick definitions out of the way.…So that's what we're going to do…in these next couple of movies.…Please don't gloss over these terms.…They're going to come up in just about…every discussion you will ever have about exposure,…post-production, and even composition.…Tone is a word that photographers use a lot,…and all it means is brightness.…Here are two gray swatches.…The one on the right is a lighter tone…than the one on the left.…
Tone is pretty easy to understand…when talking about shades of gray,…but it's important to recognize…that colors have tone as well.…Here are two red swatches.…This time, the one on the left has a lighter tone…than the one on the right.…Now, you may think, why don't you just say,…the one on the left is brighter?…Well, you can, but tone is a powerful word…because it makes the idea of brightness into a noun.…As photographers, we like to think of the tone…
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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