Exercise 4.1

4.1 – 1

With the camera in Aperture Priority.

Black

Black

BlackHistogram

 

Grey

Grey

GreyHistogram

 

White

White

WhiteHistogram

You don’t even need to look at the histograms to see that in an auto mode, the camera has averaged the brightness of each image, so that regardless of whether the subject was black, white or grey, they all look pretty much the same.

 

4.1 – 2

Now with the camera set on manual.

Black

BlackManual

BlackManualHistogram

 

Grey

GreyManual

GreyManualHistogram

 

White

WhiteManual

WhiteManualHistogram

With the camera set to manual, and exposure adjusted via shutter speed, aperture or ISO settings, the subjects can be made to look the shade you would expect them to be, which is reflected in the histograms.

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Author: Photos Things and Stuff

Study Log for Expressing Your Vision module, for BA (Hons) Photography Degree with OCA

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