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Michael Freeman’s Photo School: Exposure

Why you need to expose for the highlights

One of the concepts that it’s important to eliminate, or at least try to suppress a bit as you begin to experiment with exposure, is that for every single possible photo, there is necessarily such […]

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Subject distance, focal length, and sharpness

The distance between your camera and your subject will have a major effect on your ability to stop action in a photograph and ensure a crisp point-of-focus. Photo by Victor Tyakht The closer that you […]

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How to photograph a dark subject against a light background

All in-camera and handheld meters are designed to operate on the premise that everything that you’re metering produces an average amount of reflectance or, in photographic terms, about 18-percent reflectance. This is an extremely challenging […]

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