The digital world is quickly transforming into the virtual reality of outdated science fiction. The user experience is becoming more visual than ever, with videos, and increasingly vibrant pictures. In fact, social media networking depends on amateur photographers and citizen journalists for a steady supply of its visual content.
The problem is the massive amount of digital cameras leave an even more massive amount of online camera & exposure information. Leave a comment on the sites that provide helpful information, and skip over the ones that are either commercial selling points, or hold no interest.
Additionally, if you come across something in your searches, for example unanswered questions you can fill, do so, and in that way help the digital environment grow. Here are a few tips when it comes to camera & exposure information. (You knew this was coming...) Leave a comment if there’s anything else that could be added.
- Digital cameras can handle their share of exposure error, but even the basics in understanding exposure properly can bring photography to new heights.
- If there is too much exposure, blown highlights will result. Oftentimes a minor amount of detail can be recovered through enhancement software, but the pictures will ultimately suffer in quality.
- On the other hand, if there isn’t enough exposure, blown highlights again will become an issue. Essentially what happens is a lack of data being recorded, so there is nothing to be recovered later on.
- With poorly exposed pictures, it becomes very difficult to get any good contrast. Additionally, color saturation also suffers.
- Correcting and enhancing pictures through software can be extremely time consuming. It is far more cost and time effective to get in the habit of taking pictures correctly the first shot.
- With current technology, light meters in digital cameras may still be tricked by certain environmental lighting conditions.
Understanding exposure is key and just as important as knowing what the camera is capable of. There’s the shutter speed to think about, which is how long the shutter stays open so that light can come in and be caught by the image sensing technology.
Then of course there’s Aperture. The list is huge, and that’s why searching online is the best avenue to take when hunting down camera & exposure information. Help by leaving a comment and contributing to let other aspiring photographers know how well the tips worked, or how up to date the information is. Additionally, when knee deep in camera & exposure information, leave comments on pages where you want to stay involved. Online conversations around photography can get very technical, so staying on the mailing list or getting further comment updates can be extremely enlightening.
Taking part in online communities around photography can bring people around the world, and to places they’ve never imaged. One of the best perks of the 21st century is being able to join in and connect through comments.