American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To expose (film) to light for too short a time or to light or radiation insufficient to produce normal image contrast.
- v. To provide with too little publicity.
- v. photography To take a photograph using too small an exposure
- v. To provide with insufficient publicity
- v. expose to too little light
- v. expose insufficiently
“Lets underexpose the image a lot, which will turn the sky from the bright (and bland) colour that you see in the above photo to something more moody.”
“He would underexpose, which made the colours very light – a dangerous thing to do, because it's difficult to get right.”
“Either you expose for the moon correctly and underexpose for the stars, or you expose the stars correctly and overexpose the moon.”
“When and if you are ready to move on, simply change your camera's setting to underexpose the shade.”
“He did underexpose it a little just to get a lower contrast because the idea is sun is all about contrast so we did do that but nothing too forced.”
“In many cities, business signage and bad street lights actually cause more light to be directed toward a driver's eyes than the road surface, causing their eyes to underexpose the scene and making objects on the road surface harder to detect.”
“Because the light itself is the subject, it's common for automatic cameras to underexpose these images for tight shots and overexpose for loose shots.”
“As a rule, it is advisable to somewhat underexpose in order that the development be regular, progressive, under control.”
“An aperture of f/16 appears to underexpose but the histogram doesn't lie and it's slap bang in the middle.”
“The adjustment brush is nice to have because you can overexpose, underexpose, adjust the contrast, brightness, saturation with a brush tool.”
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