redcoat78
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Perfect Exposure

Mon May 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Hi guys,
apart from checking the instagram, is there any more efficient and scientific process to get the right exposure?
Thanks
 
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Re: Perfect Exposure

Mon May 14, 2018 3:39 pm

redcoat78 wrote:
instagram


I think you mean the histogram. :biggrin:

Ultimately, the "perfect" exposure is simply the exposure that you, as the photographer, are attempting to achieve. It's therefore, by definition, unscientific. The histogram can certainly help, as can guides like Sunny-16, or using a light meter, and changing the metering type on your camera.

For me, I just go by experience, and taking some test shots.
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Re: Perfect Exposure

Tue May 15, 2018 7:34 am

    redcoat78 wrote:
    Hi guys,
    apart from checking the instagram, is there any more efficient and scientific process to get the right exposure?
    Thanks


    It's like predicting next weeks lottery numbers. ;)

    What might be perfect for me might be under exposed for others and over exposed for another group.

    I would generally look at histogram but use a bit of judgement of my own.
     
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    Re: Perfect Exposure

    Tue May 15, 2018 7:47 am

    For me it's the same as the above 2 posters.
     
    redcoat78
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    Re: Perfect Exposure

    Thu May 17, 2018 9:11 am

    thanks yes I was refering to histogram :-)))
    As perfect exposure I am sorry I was refering to post production phase, how to balance it on PS or LR.
    Thanks again!

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