OUR APPRENTICE says…
Tim says… I liked this scene as soon as I saw it – it reminds me of my continental travels. Tim showed me how to ‘bracket’ my exposures in manual mode by keeping to the same lens aperture but varying the exposure time. This 30-second exposure gives probably the best result, but I like the slightly darker 20-second exposure too. The light levels change so much that it’s very difficult to predict the exposure that’s going to give the best result, but working in manual mode makes it simple to experiment because you’re not having to second-guess the camera’s meter readings.
Ross brought his own tripod but it lacked stability, so Tim showed Ross how to use a Manfrotto 190 tripod we brought with us. The secret to stability is to use the thickest leg sections first and not to use the centre column unless you’ve already extended the leg length to its maximum.