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Diploma in Photography

Part I

Lesson 3
Light and Exposure

Presented by:
Thomas Woods Course Educator
B.A. (Hons.)

@ShawPhotoTom
Lesson 3

Course Agenda

How the camera works


Exposure

Summary

Course Interaction
Why learn about how the camera work??

Lack of understanding of photography on a


fundamental level

Inability to fully utilize the camera

Inability to capture and record light


accurately and as intended

Lack of knowledge to troubleshoot and solve


issues
Why learn about how the camera work??

Poorly lit images that dont represent the


scene

Inconsistent results

Unappealing to the viewer or client

Extensive post production time correcting


issues

Lack of creative control

Inability to relax and be creative


How We See
Exposure Human Vision
Exposure Human Vision
Exposure Human Vision
Exposure Human Vision
What is Photography?

The word "photography" was created from the Greek word (phtos) meaning "light
and (graph) meaning drawing", together meaning "drawing or painting with light".
What is the Camera?
Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura
First Recorded Image

Joseph Nicphore Nipce


View from the Window at Le Gras, 18261827
The Daguerreotype

Louis-Jacques-Mand Daguerre
Boulevard du Temple 1838
The Calotype

William Henry Fox Talbot


Latticed window at Lacock Abbey August 1835
A New History of Photography

By Michel Fritoz
Camera Obscura
Film Photography

Light Sensitive Film


Film Photography

Light Sensitive Sensor Sensor inside Camera Body


Pinhole Room
Pinhole Photography
Pinhole Image
Exposure

Over exposure

Under exposure

Correct exposure
Over Exposed
Under Exposed
Correctly Exposed
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure Shadows and Highlights
Correct Exposure Highlight Detail
Highlight Detail
Over Exposure Highlight Detail
Over Exposure Highlight Detail
Over Exposure Highlight Detail

Correct Exposure Over Exposure


Correct Exposure Shadow Detail
Correct Exposure Shadow Detail
Under Exposure Shadow Detail
Under Exposure Shadow Detail
Under Exposure Shadow Detail

Correct Exposure Over Exposure


Exposure and Printing
Exposure and Printing
Summary

The importance of light in vision and photography


How light is captured and recorded
The importance of understanding Exposure
The importance of learning to control Exposure
The effect exposure has on high light and shadow detail
The effect of exposure in print

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Lesson 4

The next session is Motion and Depth


Understanding how motion is captured in your images

Controlling motion using semi automatic functions

Understanding how depth is captured in your images

Controlling depth using semi automatic functions

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