Welcome back to my 52 week photo challenge, where each prompt is designed to help you build your photographic skills.
This week we are exploring ‘exposure’. When I refer to exposure, I think about having an image that is well balanced in light but also captures important detail. However, sometimes, over or under exposing a photo adds drama or other visual interest. Here are a couple of examples:
This first example, in my opinion only, of a balanced exposure. You see the focus of the photo, the mailboxes deep in the snow; you see details in the piled up snow and the fact that it is snowing. I find it difficult to get proper exposure in the winter with all the snow. It really plays havoc with your ‘white balance’.
In my second example, however, I intentionally over-exposed the photo, to get rid of distractions in the background. Now you only see the bare trees and the white landscape. It also has a ‘dreamy’ feel.
In this last example, I have intentionally under-exposed the photo. This was done in post production. I felt it put more focus on the delicate beauty of the irises.
Thank you for visiting. Until next time, Connie 🙂