To expose a photo correctly is one of the most basic things to learn in photography. It can, however, be hard for even advanced photographers.
In this very informative video, English photographer Nigel Danson explains how to master exposure from A to Z. Personally, I think it is the best video out there explaining the concept, which on the surface seems simple, but when you dig into it, is rather complicated. Danson starts out explaining the relationship between aperture and shutter speed and how those are the only two factors you can change to change your exposure.
He then goes on to explain in a very understandable way how the histogram works. As I always say to my clients, there is no “correct” histogram, and Danson confirms this. The histogram only analyzes the exposure. You can interpret the data of the histogram in relation to what you want. He also adds that the histogram in camera only shows a JPEG version of the exposure and not the raw file. This does make a remarkable difference in how you expose your photo.
Check out the video above. It is full of tips and tricks on how to understand exposure to its fullest. Let me hear your thoughts down below.