Fundamentals of Photography with John Greengo: How to use exposure bracketing
posted Monday, October 29, 2018 at 5:30 AM EST
Photographer and educator John Greengo created a class for CreativeLive all about the fundamentals of photography. This in-depth class is designed for beginners and will teach you a lot about not only photography, but also how cameras work and what you can do to get the most out of your gear. CreativeLive shared a free preview of the class below focused on exposure bracketing.
Exposure bracketing is a great way to ensure you come home with a properly-exposed shot. Even advanced users aren’t always sure about what the right exposure will be, especially because even if you view a histogram on the back of your camera, it’s for the JPEG image and not always usable for evaluating a raw file. Exposure bracketing works by capturing multiple images in a row at different exposure values. You can have the exposure your camera thinks is correct plus one or more images that are brighter and darker. Further, you can use exposure bracketing to capture the images needed for a multi-shot HDR image. Learn more about the feature and why it’s useful below.
If you enjoyed the excerpt above, you will likely enjoy John Greengo’s full class, which you can purchase here. If you’d like to save your money, you can also view the class live on CreativeLive on November 5 and 6, starting each day at 12:00 PM EST.