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Cap_Dingo

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Hi all

Came across this site which I thought was pretty groovy...

1. http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm#Light Intensity Chart Intensity Chart
2. http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm#EXPOSURE FACTOR RELATIONSHIP CHART B

Its a cheat sheet which shows the types of situations and the ISO/Shutter Speed/Apeture which is best suited. Ideal for newbies like me I thought.

Can one of the pros advise whether this chart is any good and worth bringing around to get a start on exposure values?

Thanks in advance.

Andrew
 

justarius

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Wah so complicated.... are you in the habit of frequently using spot metering? If not, then I don't see how the tables can be of much use to you except as a very general guide, or if you are planning to ignore your camera's metering all together.

This is basically because when you are talking about using a camera's evaluative/matrix/honeycomb/etc. metering system, the camera is basically taking the scene as a whole and making a guess as to the correct exposure based on the algorithms programmed inside. This is different from manufactuer to manufacturer and even camera to camera. It's very hard to second guess such a system and apply your own compensation when you don't know what compensation the camera is putting in in the first place.
 

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Hmmm are u having problems getting the "correct" exposure?

If not don't bother. That is like 1900s photography stuff. By the time you're done the sun would have set and risen again. The sheer mass of numbers puts me off.

Even if you are having problems with exposure, just grab a book like Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. A much more practical approach to getting better exposures.
 

denniskee

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acutally f16 rule,

for Subjects in bright or hazy sun (Sunny f/16 rule)
eg iso 100, f16, 1/125 = EV15
eg iso 200, f16, 1/250 = EV15
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night shot of fullerton building. lited by flood light (if they use red flood light, than plus 2EV)
using the "exposure value chart" if in falls in EV 4, Candle lit close-ups. Christmas lights, floodlit buildings, fountains, and monuments. Subjects under bright street lamps.

select the iso you are using in "exposure factor relationship chart B". in this case iso 100 (my personal preference), look down and select the EV 4, look to the right to find the combination to aperture and shutter speed.

than iso 100, f8, 4sec = EV 4 (normally what i use)
or iso 100, f22, 30sec = EV 4 (if i want to get silky smooth water surface)
 

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Cap_Dingo said:
Hi all

Came across this site which I thought was pretty groovy...

1. http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm#Light Intensity Chart Intensity Chart
2. http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm#EXPOSURE FACTOR RELATIONSHIP CHART B

Its a cheat sheet which shows the types of situations and the ISO/Shutter Speed/Apeture which is best suited. Ideal for newbies like me I thought.

Can one of the pros advise whether this chart is any good and worth bringing around to get a start on exposure values?

Thanks in advance.

Andrew
Actually I see so many numbers :bigeyes:
I luan already.. even the chart on top of my flash I also luan liao.. :sweat:

I guess by experience is the best, and photoshop is your best friend :lovegrin:


Thats for me anyways.
 

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