Exposure Bracketing

  1. Exposure Bracketing

    June 3, 2013 by Bob Simpson


    When I began taking photographs, there was no instant feedback from an LCD screen or histogram to tell me if I’d chosen wisely with my exposure settings. It was a matter of  relying on the camera’s light meter (or an external light meter) and then crossing my fingers until the film was processed and I could view the printed result. Most of the time things turned out okay, but if I’d misjudged the situation, as is easy to do in tricky lighting conditions, there was no going back – a badly overexposed or underexposed image went straight into the bin. One of the safeguards against this was to bracket exposures. This simply meant taking several shots of a scene using different exposure settings in the hope that at least one of them would give a good result. This could be done manually or, with later film cameras, the camera could… | Read the full article