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Secrets of exposure revealed, with a bonus color checker card included
Exposure is the number one topic that digital photographers want to know about. This full-color book fits in your camera bag and provides all the information you need on this very important aspect of digital photography.
Exposure involves combining ISO, aperture, and shutter speed in different variations to accomplish your vision of the perfect image. Exposure Digital Field Guide takes you through the complex techniques of good exposure, taking you from hobbyist to serious amateur photographer.
- Explains how to adjust shutter speed and aperture to control the amount of light hitting the camera's light sensor
- Teaches you how to "see the light" for the perfect exposure
- Helps you gain confidence as you move from automatic controls into manipulating the elements of exposure for specific results
- Packed with stunning full-color photographs to illustrate what you can achieve
- Provides suggested settings for various shooting situations and subjects
- Includes a tear-out color checker card to help you maintain true color
- Fits in your camera bag for ready reference in the field
Exposure Digital Field Guide helps you master one of the most complex and intricate elements of digital photography.
An appropriate exposure is essential to capturing great photographs, but mastering exposure can be very challenging. Controlling exposure in digital photography involves adjusting shutter speed and aperture to control the amount of light that hits the camera's light sensor. Sounds simple, but it can be one of the toughest techniques for new digital photographers to master. In the convenient camera-bag friendly Digital Field Guide format, readers will learn how to confidently leave the safety of automatic settings and start to understand how controlling the settings themselves will result in better photographs. This book teaches readers how to see the light, which is the first step in getting a good exposure. Stunning and colorful photographs of people, wildlife, and landscapes will inspire readers to practice their new skills in exposure to get frame-worthy photographs. Exposure Digital Field Guide will also include the newest feature in the Digital Field Guide series - a color checker card built directly into the book in the form of a tear-out card. A color checker card is similar in function to a white balance card, ensuring that photographers maintain true color in their photographs.
Exposure is the number one topic that digital photographers want to know about. This full-color book fits in a camera bag and provides all the information photographers need on this very important aspect of digital photography. Includes a tear-out color checker card to help users maintain true color.
Exposure digital field guide
Free Gray/Color Checker Card Inside!
Exposed the essentials of capturing the light just right
In its purest form, photography is the act of capturing light reflected from a scene or object onto a light-sensitive sensor. Exposure is controlling that light. Alan Hess shows you dozens of ways to do it, with shutter speed, aperture, metering modes, ISO, your camera's exposure modes, flash, and an essential awareness of the light. And because this guide applies those techniques to actual shooting situations, you'll want to take it with you on every shoot.
Fully understand exposure and how your camera controls it
See how the direction, intensity, and color of light affect your subject
Understand when shutter speed is more important than aperture, and vice versa
Learn to use histograms, bracketing, and flash
Get exposure insight for terrific event photography, action and nature shots, portraits, and night shooting
Inside your free gray and color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color
About the Author
Alan Hess is a professional photographer specializing in concert and event photography. His concert and backstage images have appeared in numerous online and print publications and have been used for promotions and music packaging. Alan also wrote the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital Field Guide and the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Field Guide.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Understanding Exposure 1
CHAPTER 2 Working with Light 21
Chapter 3 Shutter Speed 41
CHAPTER 4 Aperture 57
CHAPTER 5 ISO 77
CHAPTER 6 Event Photography 87
CHAPTER 7 Portrait Photography 107
CHAPTER 8 Landscape and Nature Photography 137
CHAPTER 9 Night and Low-Light Photography 155
CHAPTER 10 Sports and Action Photography 171
CHAPTER 11 Wedding Photography 189
CHAPTER 12 Wildlife and Animal Photography 205
CHAPTER 13 Creative Exposure 223
APPENDIX A Software 233
APPENDIX B How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 245