Exercise 1.1

Take three or four exposures of the same scene. Don’t change anything on the camera and keep the framing the same.

Preview the shots on the LCD screen. At first glance they look the same, but are they? Perhaps a leaf moved with the wind, the light changed subtly, or the framing changed almost imperceptibly to include one seemingly insignificant object and exclude another.

Now bring up the histogram on the preview screen. The histogram is a graphical representation of exposure – the camera’s sensitivity to light. As you page through the images you can see small variations in the histograms.  Even though the pictures look the same, the histogram data shows that in a matter of seconds, the world changes, and these subtle differences are recorded by the camera.

Add the sequence to your learning log with the time info from your camera’s shooting data as your first image for Part One.

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