Understanding Exposure: Perfect Exposure on Your EOS Camera
Master one of the most important photographic techniques.
Discover the tools to get the perfect exposure every time.
Covering every EOS camera model and version.
Have you ever wondered why your EOS camera has so many exposure modes, and what each one does? Or why it’s so easy to under- or overexpose your photos even with the latest cameras and most advanced evaluative metering modes?
Understanding Exposure explains the principles of exposure so that you understand why your camera doesn’t always get the exposure right (and just how do you define correctexposure anyway?). Your camera’s meter works according to simple principles, and once you understand those you will know why your camera often gets exposure wrong, and what you can do to put it right.
What you will learn
Why exposure is an important building block of photographic technique.
How underexposing or overexposing your images adversely affects the quality of your photos.
Why exposure for digital cameras is different than for film.
How to use your camera’s luminance and colour histograms to see if the exposure is correct.
The differences between evaluative, spot, partial and centre-weighted metering.
Why your EOS camera often gets exposure wrong, and what you can do to fix it.
When to use manual mode, and what the benefits are.
Why the optimum exposure differs depending on whether you use Raw or JPEG.
How to expose to the right and why it improves image quality.
How to handle high contrast lighting conditions without resorting to HDR.
How to use the Custom Function menus to set your camera’s exposure functions up to work the way that suits you best.
My interest in photography began when my parents bought me a Ricoh KR-10m camera over 20 years ago. Since that day I progressed from colour negative to slide and black and white film and finally to digital, when I bought my first digital SLR, an EOS 350D, in 2006. During that time I’ve taken photos in over 60 countries, studied for a degree in photography and worked as Technical Editor for EOS magazine. Now I’m a freelance writer and I make a living writing about photography. In recent years I’ve lived in the UK, China and New Zealand, which is now my home. My clients include EOS magazine, Craft & Vision and Peachpit Press. I also carry out technical editing on forthcoming photography books, and design photography courses for Foto-Classes.