Category Archives: Exposure

The backward thinking of manual exposure

Learning how to make a manual exposure is an essential step if you want to really learn how to get the most out a DSLR camera. However, it’s a step that most people get tripped up on. The concepts takes some practice to understand but mostly it’s the terminology that really confuses people. There are […]

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Photographing the perfect silhouette

I particularly like to shoot silhouettes. In truth, I probably shoot them too often, but I can’t get enough of them. They provide a strong, graphic image. Whether in black and white or in color, they tend to be compositionally bold with strong visual impact. Photographing a silhouette isn’t hard, as long as you follow […]

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Expose yourself

It’s easy to blame your equipment when it takes an improper exposure. But a camera is an unthinking, unfeeling machine. It doesn’t know if a scene is too dark or too light, nor does it care. It takes in information about what’s coming through the lens and then adjusts the camera’s settings to set algorithms. […]

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The white trees

Sometimes the correct exposure isn’t the necessarily right one. I had an assignment to shoot a portrait of former NFL football player Eric Williams at the class of 1980 St. Mary’s High School reunion in the banquet room of the Woodbridge Golf and Country Club on a recent evening. When I arrived, Williams wasn’t there […]

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