Day 1 Landscapes EXERCISES IN EXPOSURE
The secret to exposure is learning when to trust your camera, and when you need to exercise more control!
Your Nikon is a powerful weapon and even without intervention from you can take a pretty decent exposure, but there are two rules that any new recruit should learn, and that all of us can forget in battle.
First, exposure needs more care when shooting a high-contrast scene – typically when you have bright light sources and dark shadow areas in the same shot. These can present themselves at any time of day or night. As your camera can’t expose correctly for all areas, it needs your help with the tactics.
Second, with D-SLRs it is usually a court martial offence to let bright areas of your shot blow out, so the highlights end up a detailfree, unrecoverable white splodge.
Every action has consequences
Use a third leg!