Slow shutter speeds: how to achieve consistent exposures every time
How your histogram can help
Using your camera’s histogram display is the easiest way to judge when you need to manually over- or under-expose. Here’s how to use it…
When an image is under-exposed, the histogram graph is bunched to the left, and there is a gap between the right-hand side of the graph and the end of the histogram display.
2 Correctly exposed
The histogram for a correctly exposed image normally has a good distribution of tones right across the graph.
In this over-exposed photograph you can see a gap between the left-hand side of the graph and the start of the histogram display, and the whole graph is bunched over to the right.
PAGE 1: How to get consistent exposures at slow shutter speeds
PAGE 2: Getting the basics right first
PAGE 3: How your histogram can help
PAGE 4: How to deal with contrast
PAGE 5: The process of experimenting at slow shutter speeds
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on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.
Tags: camera tips, landscape photography, shutter speed