Rich B Young

 

 

 

Installment 3:

Dynamic Range (Exposure)

 

We've dealt with camera "QUIRKS" during exposure,

Now

LET'S DEAL WITH "DYNAMIC RANGE" ISSUES!

 

DYNAMIC RANGE = RATIO BETWEEN BRIGHTEST AND DARKEST AREAS RECORDED IN AN IMAGE

 

An all-white "Mallard" provides a lesson...

Our cameras fail to simultaneously capture detail in extreme whites

and dark areas (in direct sun).

 

 

 

 

The all-white Mallard, with its female Mallard mate are difficult subjects for even the best cameras in bright sunlight.

The white duck is over-exposed, loses detail; and the female is under-exposed, too dark!

By 'rolling over' the image with your mouse, notice the detail improvement

after the image has been edited with Adobe Photoshop!

 

 

 

 

The best alternative may be to find a shaded area with its 'flat light'.

This provides good detail in both birds at the same time, as seen below.