Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lighting and Exposure by Basic Photography Concepts

Lighting and Exposure by Basic Photography Concepts

Have you ever taken pictures that are so light or so dark we can barely distinguish the subjects? If yes, you are aware of the importance of lighting and exposure may be to photography.
How the lighting of a scene affects the exposure of the film is one of the concepts of photography's most basic. More light in the scene, the film will be more exposed. Conversely, the less light a scene, unless the film is exposed. If the film is overexposed images that are too bright, the films will be underexposed too dark, apparently "blacked out." Understanding how to manipulate lighting will help a good photographer expose his film.

In each scene an individual may be fully illuminated by direct light, fully illuminated with indirect light or partially illuminated with backlighting or ambient lighting. Any person directly informed is relatively easy to photograph, which means that the film is properly exposed photo and "turn." Furthermore, the subjects are partially lit a little more difficult to achieve: In general, lighting or film speed should be manipulated to ensure adequate exposure.
Learning to change the film speed and lighting in poorly lit scenes takes some effort. However, a photographer can buy a light meter, a tool that measures the amount of light in a scene. Given this measure, the photographer can choose the appropriate film speed.


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