Publication date: April 2016
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 244 x 244mm
Learning to expose correctly is one of the key skills that needs to be mastered in order to develop as a photographer. ‘Mastering Exposure’, published by Ammonite Press, is an invaluable guide to taking better photographs using today’s sophisticated digital SLR and compact digital cameras. Aimed at the more experienced amateur photographer, the book’s concise text explains the fundamentals of exposure and how varying three parameters (shutter speed, aperture and ISO) can be used creatively and practically when shooting. The mechanics of exposure are discussed: the nature of light and how metering affects exposure; light’s relationship to colour; the importance of white balance; the use of flash; an appreciation of dynamic range; and the ability to read histograms.
Illustrated by my own photography, the book analyses the effects of exposure on portrait, landscape, night and low-light photography, as well as when capturing action and sports images. Post-processing techniques in the digital darkroom round off this invaluable guide to getting the best results from your photography.
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