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5 tips for using Exposure Bracketing

Tip 361 (Exposure Bracketing): When the lighting is tricky, you should use exposure bracketing. What is exposure bracketing ? When you use exposure bracketing, the camera fires a sequence of shots (normally 3) with different setting for exposure.

Tip 362 (How to control Exposure Bracketing): When using Exposure Bracketing, you can set the range (typically, this means setting up a f-stop, or aperture setting, and most photographers will use a range of 1 f-stop)

Tip 363 (Exposure Bracketing and JPEG): When using RAW, you may not need to do exposure bracketing, since you can make adjustments to the exposure without it being destructive. However, when shooting with a camera mode where you are outputting JPEG’s, any exposure adjustments you do afer shooting is destructuve and is lossy for the quality of your JPEG.

Tip 364 (Benefit of Exposure Bracketing): Shooting using Exposure Bracketing increases the chance of getting the correct exposure, and is recommended for photos where there are different light levels and your camera may get confused about automatically picking the right exposure. You can select the best one, and discard the others.

Tip 365 (Using Exposure Bracketing to create great photos): Both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements have features whereby you can shoot a photo with different exposure levels (to bring out the details of various areas of a scenery) and then combine these photos to get a photo where you can get all areas of a photo clearly defined. This is also known as HDR (High Dynamic Range).

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