Slow shutter speeds: how to achieve consistent exposures every time

    | Photography Tips | 20/09/2013 00:01am

    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…

    How your histogram can help: under-exposed

    1 Under-exposed

    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.


    How your histogram can help: correctly exposed

    2 Correctly exposed
    The histogram for a correctly exposed image normally has a good distribution of tones right across the graph.


    How your histogram can help: over-exposed

    3 Over-exposed
    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
    PAGE 6: Shot of the Day


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    Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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