Exposure Basics, lesson three?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
bobn2
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Re: Exposure Basics, lesson three?
In reply to RoelHendrickx, Mar 19, 2013

RoelHendrickx wrote:

This thread is not so much a continuation, as a relativation of a previous thread that goes into the technicalities of correct exposure:´╗┐

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/51096748

While it is important to know and apply the basics of (correct) exposure´╗┐, the only thing I want to say is that the technicalities have a relative value, and emotional impact has another value.

Let me just illustrate that with two incorrectly exposed images.

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Underexposed?

As has been pointed out, it's impossible to tell without looking at the raw file. But, you could have had more exposure. You're using 1/125, which doubtless you felt you needed with the FL you were using but it's not a fast moving subject, so maybe you could have used a slower shutter speed if you'd used a support or some IS. But then you haven't got critical sharpness on the face anyway, since you focussed on the microphone. In a way, this is a case of a capture that slightly missed it, with a rescue going on in processing, so it's relevance to the question of whether 'exposure' means the tonality of a photo given a fixed processing chain or whether it means the light density at the sensor on capture is moot.

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