Perfect Exposure for Digital Photography - This video will change the way you use your camera. Understanding the zone system is essential for capturing great photos. Ones that look the way you always wanted. If you just leave metering to the camera, your photos will look dull and flat. Start getting your exposures right and your photographs will be crisp and full of detail and depth. Become a better photographer... a much better photographer, in just over an hour. You can even use your cameras built in meter. Tim makes it so easy, you'll laugh.
Tim Cooper has been travelling all over the nation for several years, helping thousands of photographers hone their craft. A huge crowd favorite has always been his sessions on the Zone System for Digital Photographers. For the first time ever, Tim sat down in his studio and captured the magic on this video. As you watch, Tim's plain English style will cause you to understand light and exposure.
- Plays on Window and MAC
- Get an Introduction to the original Zone System by Ansel Adams
- Find out how the original zone system is the forerunner of modern exposure
- Discover why you need to learn how to meter
- Learn the difference between Incident and Reflected Meters
- See what a meter actually does, and why it does it
- Understand the phrase "Meter for your midtones, and check your highlights"
- Find out what type of metering patterns your camera has and how to use them
- Learn the original zones and what they represent
- Discover the usable zones of today's digital cameras
- Determine why you would want to use Manual vs. Aperture or Shutter Priority Exposure Modes
- Realize the similarities between a Zone and Stop
- Demystify the histogram and see how it relates to the Zone System
- Discover how to visualize tones in your photograph
- Find out how to meter in difficult situations
- Learn what to do with difficult subjects
- Become skilled at reading available light
- Learn how to meter for fill flash
- Learn how to determine which Split Neutral Density Filter to choose
- Determine the exposures for blending images together in Photoshop
- Discover how to meter your scenes to create the proper images for the Merge to HDR function in Photoshop