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  • v. Present participle of underexpose.


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  • To avoid overexposing or underexposing the surroundings, before the fireworks starts, try several variations of shutter speed, ISO, and focal length.

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  • Many of these effects can be enhanced by deliberately underexposing and pushing film (to make the grain larger and more dense to create higher contrast) or pulling film to do the opposite.

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  • I can not help but agree with thanann, when i saw this photos "recently" read 2 months ago , i had not read 'Strobist' I didn't get why underexposing a background was 'cool'.

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  • For me this usually means underexposing the ambient by a stop or so.

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  • If I were underexposing the ambient by one stop in shutter priority to keep a constant 1/250th of a sec shutter speed I would juice the TTL flash by one stop to compensate for the overall "-1 stop" exposure compensation.

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  • Even if I am including a bright sky in the background, I'll use the shade of a building to drop my subject to near black when underexposing a stop for the sunny sky.

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  • Some photographers have been led to think that by underexposing they retain the distance, but they sacrifice the foreground; besides, it does not produce an orthochromatic effect.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889

  • This is my 1st mid-range zoom and I'm noticing the 15-85 seems to be severely underexposing

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  • Of course, if you're a careful photographer then really you shouldn't be underexposing your photos in the first place.

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  • This is down to the addition of Motion Deblur technology which is an orchestrated combination of Intelligent ISO control, Intelligent Exposure control and Power OIS all of which both stabilise the effects of your shaky hands and do their level best to select the quickest shutter speed possible without underexposing your shots.



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