Basics Photography: Exposure / Edition 1

Basics Photography: Exposure / Edition 1

by David Prakel
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Bloomsbury Academic

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Basics Photography: Exposure / Edition 1

Basics Photography 07: Exposure is a comprehensive guide to the theory of exposure, explaining the fundamental relationship between the photographic image and the effects of light intensity and duration.

It describes the use of lens aperture and depth of field in relation to exposure and also outlines the principles of in-camera and hand-held light meters: their strengths, limitations and correct use in a wide variety of lighting situations.

The book is a detailed guide to using exposure for expressive purposes, making it an invaluable reference tool to all students and practitioners of photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782940411054
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/10/2009
Series: Basics Photography Series , #9
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. Basic theory: Light itself; What is good exposure?; Histograms; Contrast; Stops; Reciprocity; Exposure Value (EV); Subject Brightness Range (SBR); Over- and underexposure; Clipping; Key; Speed and sensitivity; Exposure Index (EI); Filters. Shutter speed and time: Motion and time; Neutral Density (ND) filters to extend time; Types of shutter; Creative use of shutter speeds. Aperture and depth of field: f-numbers and stops; Depth of field; Creative use. Meters and metering: Types of exposure meter; Reflected versus incident light meters; Exposure Value (EV) compensation; Other light meters; So why not do it in Photoshop?. Dynamic range: Graduated Neutral Density (Grad ND) filters; RAW files; High Dynamic Range (HDR); The Zone System; Pushing and pulling film; Local exposure control. Special cases: Technical versus subjective exposure; Back and rim light; White balance; Winter weather; Flash; Close-up; Infrared; Open shutter; Multiple exposures; Extreme lighting. Conclusion. Contacts. Glossary. Acknowledgements and image credits.

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