Question by Pied Piper: Photography exposure tips?
ive been into photography for a couple of months now. i have an slr camera. (pentax ME super)
at the moment i use manual focus, but automatic exposure. is this wrong?
if i have time, or im doing a little project at home, or doing landscape i’ll manually pick exposure after a few test runs.
the reason i use automatic is because i like to do portraits without making my friends pose. in the moment, so to speak
so do you have any tips? because i feel im not learning.
i heard the tip of the nose was the best place to get your exposure , as it brings out a good tone for the overal face? is this true?
also, as a proffesional, do you use manual exposure when you are outside of your studio taking pictures of moving subject (and you don’t have time to keep searching for the best exposure)?
any advice would be great. thanks
those are a couple of my pictures if anyones interested 😉
Answer by fhotoace
Shooting using the aperture or shutter speed mode will usually give you great exposures. Using the meter manually gives you the option of slightly over or under exposing your shots to get special effects, but generally you can shoot using the aperture priority mode and get perfectly fine exposures.
“Basic Studio Lighting” by Tony l Corbell in your local library for more lighting techniques.
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