When you're planning to include the sun in your photo, you need to account for its intensity and its potential for blowing out.
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- [Deke McClelland] In this movie, we'll take a look…at how the elements of exposure…affect the appearance of the sun.…Specifically, we'll examine…shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.…And the reason that the sun is a special case…is because even though it's filtered by the water,…it's still an extremely intense source of light.…And so, let's take a look at those two ways…that you might include the sun in your photograph,…sun balls and rays,…and why they are so very special.…- [Hergen Spalink] So here we have a good example…of a sun ball over on the right.…
You can see that the entire sun…is included in the shot.…So adding sun to the background…really helps place the scene underwater,…especially for people…who haven't been underwater before.…Another reason it's a special case is…you can use neither the luminance nor the RGB histograms…to judge exposure because they're basically…always going to be exhibiting highlight clipping.…- And so no matter what,…any time you're pointing a camera at the sun,…you're likely to get some kind of clipping…
- Wide-angle optics
- Blending and contrasting exposure
- Controlling exposure with aperture
- Lighting underwater
- Shooting on walls and slopes
- Composing underwater shots
- Capturing rays of sunlight
- Going in for close focus
- Post-processing in Lightroom
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Wide Angle?
5. Special Techniques
6. Post Processing
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