This week, it’s Sofia’s turn to lead the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and she has chosen one of my favorite topics – Exposure.
I am someone who’s constantly trying to be perfect. When I’m out and about, taking pictures, I will try to get it right so I wouldn’t have to do a lot of edits in Lightroom when I get home. Unfortunately, it all depends on the light, which means I don’t always get what I want.
I usually keep my camera on Aperture-priority mode so I can adjust the aperture based on situations but for typical landscape, I’d keep it at f/8.
It took me a while to edit this photo because of how it was exposed – the background is over-exposed while the foreground is under-exposed. I had to edit in parts – first the background and then the foreground. I didn’t know how I managed to take such a picture but I guess it’s one of the consequences of aimlessly clicking away and not paying attention to the camera settings.
There are so many ways to exposure – under expose, over expose, fast shutter speed, slow shutter speed, etc. I like to experiment with shutter speeds when I can and I am finding when it comes to water, I prefer slower shutter speeds as opposed to faster shutter speeds. I think I’ll reserve fast shutter speeds for photographing in a car while moving at 70 miles-per-hour.