This is a lesson in exposure. In f-stop. Aperture. The letting in of the light. The depth of field. The blow out. The balance. On shooting wide open.
This is a lesson I am still learning…and as I move forward, I will share what I learn here.
Oh sweet exposure. The washing of light over an image, to bring forward the shadows and contrasts, the lines and colors, the fading day or the glow of morning. Exposure can be a scary thing – particularly over exposure. These days, under exposure can be adjusted and tampered with post process; particularly when the artist is shooting in RAW. Over exposure, however, is daunting to most. It takes a brave heart and risk taking soul to shoot shoot wide open, letting in as much light as possible; knowing that their focus must be precise to accentuate the most shallow depth of field – knowing that the smallest adjustment in the position of the day’s light could blow the entire image out of the water, and they could be left with a. big. white. rectangle………..
Exposure takes courage. It teaches us lessons about our gear. About ourselves. Making adjustments in the way we exposure our images, and ourselves, takes courage. If we are brave enough to open the shutter though – the beautiful things that can pass through are limitless.
Let in the light. You deserve it.