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!

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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!

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