Bracketing exposures in the field can help you capture better and more realistic landscape photos


posted Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:59 AM EDT


We have seen numerous landscape photography workflow videos from Dave Morrow lately and in the newest episode of his ongoing "Landscape Photography Journals" video series, Morrow shows us his exposure bracketing technique as he explores and photographs beautiful canyons in Utah.

Ideally, you will be able to capture a scene well with a single exposure. However, cameras have limitations that our eyes don't have with respect to dynamic range. Morrow tries to replicate how he sees a scene through his photography, which he's discussed before when showing how he utilizes custom white balances in the field, so there are times when he must combine multiple exposures to create a final image which is representative of how a landscape looked when he captured it.

In the video below, Morrow runs us through not only his thought process, but also his camera settings for different lighting conditions and what he does when a scene cannot be accurately represented with a single exposure.

(Via Dave Morrow