Wednesday, 22 November 2017

That time I ignored my exposure indicator

We have just been sent this cautionary tale from our friends Rob & Lauren over at Photography Concentrate. To ensure that you don't make the same mistake, I recommend that you read the article and then take advantage of their fantastic Black Friday Offer of 50% 0ff their Essential Camera Skills tutorial

It was my first ever Christmas mini session - can’t believe so many years have gone by since then - I was so nervous... and excited!tuto

The twin toddlers were precious in matching red & white outfits.

I was getting big smiles from everyone and the session was a dream come true, especially considering the kids were so little.

I was in the zone, snapping away, creating memories I knew the family would love.

The only problem was…

I didn’t keep an eye on my exposure indicator.

I realized after the session that many photos of this adorable family were overexposed, simply because I got a little careless.

Fortunately, I was shooting RAW, so I was able to fix the problems in Lightroom.

The danger of losing this precious session, and the wasted time fixing it in Lightroom, were a great reminder to ensure I’m always aware of my exposure indicator.

If you haven’t given much thought to that little meter on your camera, learn from my mistake of not keeping that arrow where it should be!

The exposure indicator is visible on your LCD and in the viewfinder on your camera.

Each number represents a stop change in light, with the central point being the correct exposure in most cases.

I say “in most cases” since you have a choice of different ways your camera measures and determines the correct exposure. Knowing how to control that is priceless as well (I’ll get to that in a sec)

In some cases, you may choose to over- or underexpose an image depending on the look you want.

It’s true, there is a lot to keep in mind during a photo session - including your exposure indicator and what exposure metering mode your camera utilizes.

So, getting to know your camera controls front to back is indeed necessary.

It may seem complicated, but once you understand how the buttons, numbers and terms work together, operating your camera will become second nature.

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  • Camera anatomy
  • Manual mode
  • Exposure - metering modes, getting it exactly the way you want it
  • The technical trio
  • Lenses 101
  • Depth of field
  • and much more...
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Happy photographing!

Rob, Lauren & the Photography Concentrate team 



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