Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Digital Exposure Tips From The Pros
Don’t rely on setting the camera to auto or fixing a photo after capture. Check out what the pros have to say about exposure.
Labels: Camera Technique
Exposure becomes trickier when the light becomes more challenging. Yet, these situations can be the most photographically rewarding because a proper exposure becomes a creative element of the image. So we polled some longtime OP contributors for their tips and techniques for getting the best exposures in various conditions.
1 Center-weighted metering. As a rule of thumb, I always try to get the best exposure while taking my photo as opposed to fixing it in Photoshop. I encourage everyone to make tests with their cameras and metering systems to see what kind of exposures they get at different settings. I use Olympus cameras and find that center-weighted-averaging metering is the most suited for almost all of my shooting. I also check my histogram to see that the extremes don’t get blown out.
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