Understanding Exposure

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With A Film or Digital Camera

Book - 2004
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More than 100 vivid, graphic comparison pictures illustrate every point in this classic and can help any photographer maximize the creative impact of his or her exposure decisions. Peterson stresses the importance of metering the subject for a starting exposure and then explains how to use various exposure meters and different kinds of lighting. The book contains lessons on each element of the triangle and how it relates to the other two in terms of depth of field, freezing and blurring action, and shooting in low light or at night. A section on special techniques explores such options as deliberate under-and over-exposures, how to produce double exposures, bracketing, shooting the moon, and the use of filters. Understanding Exposure demonstrates that there are always creative choices about how to expose a picture - and that the decision is up to the photographer, not the camera.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004.
Edition: Rev. ed. --
ISBN: 9780817463007
Characteristics: 160 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.)


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Feb 27, 2013

Don't necessarily agree that it's film based, not that it matters much anyway (exposure is exposure). Great book on the topic, but most of what is covered here appears to be inserted word for word in the author's "Understanding Photography Field Guide" which is more to the point and has more photographic examples.

rushbury_valley Aug 24, 2012

Decent book on controlling arpature, shutter speed etc. Very much film based but good information anyway

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