“How to Get Perfect Exposure With Every Shot You Take” is part of my Photography Basics series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Photography Basics.
If we remove an artistic aspect of photography from the equation, photography is simply a process of capturing light.
The exposure in photography defines how much light our camera captures from the scene. If it captures too much light, the final photo is too bright or what we called "overexposed." And, if we capture too little light, the final image is too dark or "underexposed."
The end goal of the technical aspect of photography is to strike a perfect balance by capturing the right amount of light or what we refer to as the "correct" or "proper" exposure.
The skill of producing well-exposed photos is one of the most fundamental skills we must learn as photographers.
In days of film photography, learning how to produce properly exposed photos was a much more challenging process because there was no instant feedback and, to evaluate the exposure, we had to wait until the photo was developed.
In digital photography today, besides having instant feedback through LCD screens or electronic view finders (EVF), all digital cameras have one very distinctive feature that helps us evaluate and adjust the exposure level.
What is it?