BetterPhoto Q&A: All About Photography: Photographic Field Techniques: Exposure Settings

  Wondering about indoor photography exposure settings? Maybe you are more interested in outdoor settings. This Q & A and Exposure Control in Digital Photography article covers it all. For in-depth instruction, check out Bryan F. Peterson's Understanding Exposure online photography course.
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  Backlighting: Getting the Right Exposure
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9/19/2008 7:19:42 AM
 
  HDR Exposure: Please Explain
I am hearing so much about HDR and the pictures I see are really stunning. Am I to understand th...
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8/18/2008 2:56:24 PM
 
  Shutter Vs. Aperture Priority
Seems like some photographers prefer aperture priority, and others prefer shutter priority. What...
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7/28/2008 5:47:24 AM
 
  Washed-Out Sky
I just did a wedding this past weekend. Some of the pics were outside in a park with a clear sky...
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10/16/2007 10:10:27 PM
 
  Metering Off the Sky: Why?
Why meter off the sky, then re-compose on a ground-based subject? Thank you....
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8/21/2007 9:52:27 PM
 
  Exposure Settings For Each Image?
Does the Nikon D200 save exposure settings? If so, how do you access them?...
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8/13/2007 5:30:55 AM
 
  Getting Foreground and Background Sharp
I am doing a shoot for a friend's company and I want to know how best to keep the people and ...
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7/10/2007 11:53:53 AM
 
  Blurry Photo: Shutter Too Slow
I am just getting acquainted with a new Nikon D-80 and am experiencing problems in A (Aperture-pr...
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7/4/2007 7:58:39 AM
 
  F/stop - What is That?
What is the meaning of the term "F/stop"?...
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9/24/2004 1:26:22 PM
 
  Why Use Film at a Speed Below Its ASA / ISO?
What would the purpose be in rating a film BELOW its ASA rating? For instance, some 400 speed fil...
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6/13/2004 11:18:57 AM
 
  Metering Modes on Nikon 35mm SLR
I have a great Nikon 6006, but I have trouble to understand when to use its three metering modes ...
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2/1/2002 9:27:07 PM
 
  Comprehensive Exposure Charts
I have quite an old camera, passed down from the old man :) and its light meter is broken. I am ...
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12/6/2001
 
  Aperture Settings with My Dad's Pentax SF1
I'm a photography student at my school and I use my dad's camera. It's a Pentax SF1....
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10/25/2001
 
  Chart of Apertures and Shutter Speeds
I would like a chart or guideline of apertures and shutter speeds. I need it to briefly describe...
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10/10/2001
 
  New Zoom Lens (Help!)
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8/25/2001
 
  Photography on Snow/Sand
Hi!This question is bugging me for a long time. When taking photo's on a bright snow covered ...
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8/20/2001
 
  Moon Photography
I want to take a good picture of the moon. I have two questions. 1.) Previously, I have taken pic...
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8/8/2001
 
  Easy Exposure Settings for Safari
Can you suggest a quick and simple way to ensure correct exposure? I use a fuly manual Pentax K10...
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8/7/2001
 
  Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings
I have a Nikon F70 and I dont know how to use the shutter speed and aperture settings. I'm a ...
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8/3/2001
 
  Appropriate Apertures for Landscapes
Hello:I am wondering what the best aperture settings are for doing landscapes. From my own readi...
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8/2/2001
 
  Exposure Problem?
I can come up with the proper exposure I want with my new camera, the Rebel XTi. Let's say I&...
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5/30/2007 8:02:05 AM
 
  Automatic Vs. Manual?
Should I use auto settings? In other words, will I get good results?...
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5/20/2007 9:18:51 AM
 
  Underexposure Problems
Does underexposure causes problems with Raw files? And, if so, is this further affected by a smal...
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5/20/2007 5:25:37 AM
 
  Shutter Speed Vs. Aperture
Besides controlling light, shutter speed also controls what?Besides controlling light, an apertur...
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3/28/2007 11:32:30 PM
 
  How to Shoot White on White?
How can I shoot my granddaughter wearing a white coat against a background of mostly rocks and tr...
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2/17/2007 4:50:27 PM
 

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