Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Universal Exposure Strategy
How to harness the power within your camera and your eye to get perfect exposures for every kind of lighting situation
This complicated procedure is only necessary if something is moving within the frame. If not, I use the Universal Exposure Strategy. But, what if your camera limits you to a three-frame bracket set? Here's a tip for efficiently shooting a five-frame bracket with a camera that only will do a three-frame bracket at one time:
• Set bracketing to three frames with a one-stop bracket interval.
• Set exposure compensation to +1.
• Shoot three frames, which will give you the series 0 exposure compensation, +1 and +2.
• Now set the exposure compensation to -1 and shoot three frames.
That gives you the sequence -2, -1 and 0 (again). You'll have one duplicate frame (the metered exposure, 0 exposure compensation). Discard the duplicate, and you have a five-frame bracket set with a one-stop bracket interval.
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