Get Your Digital Exposures Right

DENIS LEMAY, Photographer

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2 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:21
    • 2. The Best Digital Negative

      16:44

About This Class

One of the first things you learned when you pick a film camera is how to properly expose the negative. Blow the exposure with film and you've got no recourse. The same is true with digital exposures. There's only so much room for errors. 

So let’s look at the basics. First, there are two fundamentally different ways to approach your digital exposures. You can shoot in JPG, do very little to your photographs in the digital darkroom (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Apple Aperture, for example) and move on, or you can make the digital darkroom a much more important part of your process.

In this tutorial I will show you how to get the best possible digital negative with your camera. I will show you the problems with your camera's metering system and how to use the histogram to compensate for it.