This part of the exercise relates to Bracketing”.
Prior to completing the requested images I did a little research on Bracketing and after reading a couple on books I found the following remarks in The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby.
He makes the following points that people may find helpful.
- Bracketing can be used in tricky lighting situations
- The camera takes a series of images firstly what it thinks is the correct exposure then a number of other images slightly over or under exposed.
- Bracketing increases you chance of getting the perfect exposure.
A further website I read called the Ultimate Photo Guide said “ Remember pixels are cheap, so experiment with bracketing and take lots of shots.“
Later it adds ” your first priority is making sure you get the shot, so bracket all the time, every time, to make sure you get the critical shot“
I can see how this could make me a little lazy, so for now, as I take my images I will try to get the correct exposure myself. Of course if the image was time critical then I could switch the bracketing on.
Well here are the images that I took. I set my camera to the following:-
What I have done is to take a series of five images. I will post the metered image first and then for each one I will create a poster made up of the five images that the camera has taken.
Image taken of a bike outside a shop. There are shadows , reflections and glass in the image. It will be interesting to see what the results are.
For this image I like the metered image and the image 1 stop lighter.
Taken in a High Street, Lots of Sun, shadow and a contrast between the ladies clothes.
In this image the two darker images lack detail, the metered image is the one I would choose.
A Shot I captured of a group of cyclists in West Street. Lots of light and shadow. Some nice reds on the jackets.
On this image I like the metered shot but also the shot 1 stop darker. I like the deeper red on the guys jacket/hat. There is also greater detail on the wheel
Taken in a High Street in Surrey. Again lots of Glass but apart from the green Ball , not much colour
Again on this image I liked the metered image, and the image 1 stop darker.
Taken at an April BBQ. Sun, Shadow, some bright colours.
Clearly on this image the darkest image is poor, I have to say on this image I like the metered shot.