Photography Guide : Master Exposure

I’ve read Digital Camera Magazines. This magazines are very interesting and useful, especially for me. I’ll share some contents of Master Exposure Photography Guide. Hopefully this will be useful.



1. Take A Mid-Tone With You
Pack a grey card in your camera bag – or buy
a mid-toned camera bag which you can meter off.

2. Look At The Histogram
Don’t rely on a simple playback image to judge
exposure – let the camera show you precisely.

3. Watch The Background
Be aware of how the tone of a background
can influence your camera’s meter.

4. Be Aware Of Highlights
When exposing for dark subjects, look for any
bright areas that might be blown out as a result.

5. Switch To Spot Metering
For tricky lighting and small areas, there’s no
substitute for spot metering if you’re not in a rush.

6. Restores The Whiteness
If your subject’s large the frame and bright white,
spot meter off them and add 2 EV to 2.5 EV.

7. Meter For Highlights
As a general rule, it’s best to meter for highlights
and let the shadows fall where they will.

8. Carry A Set Of Filters
Always pack a graduated neutral density
filter and polariser – they’re not just
useful for ‘pure’ landscapes.

9. Dial Down Your Fill Flash
With digital cameras so good at picking
up shadow detail, you’ll be surprised
how little fill flash you need.

10. Get Creative
Don’t always chase the ‘perfect’ exposure.
Experiment with going to extremes.


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2 responses

  1. Lovely photographs. Thsnks for visiting my blog.

    August 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    • You’re welcome and thanks Ruth 🙂

      August 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

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