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Exercise – Control the strength of a colour

In this exercise we experiment with how different exposure setting effect the resulting colour in an image.

A strong colour is chosen to photograph first at normal exposure – in my case it was  1/125 at f.2.8. For the next two photographs the shutter speed and all other settings stayed the same, but the F stop changed – to f3.2 and f3.5. These images were underexposed – as a result the orange colour looks fuller and stronger.

Next, i went the other way and changed the f number to f2.5 and f2.2. These two images are overexposed with a paler, flatter colour.

I personally prefer the slightly underexposed image ( f3.2 ) since it gives a really nice, deep colour and as well shows the texture of the basket really well.

Original exposure –  1/125 at f2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under exposure ( stronger colour ) – 1/125 at f3.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under exposure ( stronger colour ) –  1/125 at f3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over exposure ( weaker colour ) –  1/125 at f2.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over exposure ( weaker colour ) –  1/125 at f2.0

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This entry was published on November 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm. It’s filed under Exercises, OCA and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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