Exposure Digital Field Guide

Exposure Digital Field Guide

by Alan Hess

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Secrets of exposure revealed, with a bonus color checker card included

Exposure is the number one topic that digital photographers want to know about. This full-color book fits in your camera bag and provides all the information you need on this very important aspect of digital photography.

Exposure involves combining ISO, aperture, and shutter speed in different variations to accomplish your vision of the perfect image. Exposure Digital Field Guide takes you through the complex techniques of good exposure, taking you from hobbyist to serious amateur photographer.

  • Explains how to adjust shutter speed and aperture to control the amount of light hitting the camera's light sensor
  • Teaches you how to "see the light" for the perfect exposure
  • Helps you gain confidence as you move from automatic controls into manipulating the elements of exposure for specific results
  • Packed with stunning full-color photographs to illustrate what you can achieve
  • Provides suggested settings for various shooting situations and subjects
  • Includes a tear-out color checker card to help you maintain true color
  • Fits in your camera bag for ready reference in the field

Exposure Digital Field Guide helps you master one of the most complex and intricate elements of digital photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470603338
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Digital Field Guide , #214
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 618,557
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Alan Hess is a professional photographer specializing in concert and event photography. His concert and backstage images have appeared in numerous online and print publications and have been used for promotions and music packaging. Alan also wrote the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital Field Guide and the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Field Guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

CHAPTER 1 Understanding Exposure 1

CHAPTER 2 Working with Light 21

Chapter 3 Shutter Speed 41

CHAPTER 4 Aperture 57


CHAPTER 6 Event Photography 87

CHAPTER 7 Portrait Photography 107

CHAPTER 8 Landscape and Nature Photography 137

CHAPTER 9 Night and Low-Light Photography 155

CHAPTER 10 Sports and Action Photography 171

CHAPTER 11 Wedding Photography 189

CHAPTER 12 Wildlife and Animal Photography 205

CHAPTER 13 Creative Exposure 223

APPENDIX A Software 233

APPENDIX B How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 245

Glossary 247

Index 255

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halohugs More than 1 year ago
I am professional commercial/fine art photographer, and OH how I wish I had this little gem back when I was starting out. It's got a recipe for everything! That makes getting great shots very simple, way before needing to learn the "theory" behind the settings. My favorite part was Alan's explanations of the LOGIC, that is questions to ask yourself...the order of decisions one must consider before taking a picture. It's the kind of thing most shooters learn school-of-hard-knocks method, by years of experience. Here Alan Hess has made the mysterious digital photography world accessible to all. Chock-full of picture examples on almost every page, this guide lists the specific camera settings that created each one. Fantastic! The color checker card was a nice bonus as well. A really unbelievable bargain to get this much at such a reasonable price. It's going to be a great gift to all the friends I mentor in photography. Thanks, Alan!
Butchie More than 1 year ago
In less than a week this book has helped me in photographing a both a concert and a wedding anniverery party. "Exposure" explains photography in such an insightful manner that I cannot feel that everyone from beginner to pro could benefit from reading this book. If you want just one book that helps you be a better photographer than this is the one.