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