What is Correct Exposure?

Countless times, I’ve been asked the question: “Is there such a thing as a correct exposure?”  As odd as it might seem, this question is a really good one.

There is an argument to say that there is no such thing as a correct exposure, let alone a perfect one.  Some people have a preference for more detail in the highlights, while other people have a preference for more emphasis on the shadows.  As a result, different photographers will expose an image that falls in line with their personal tastes.

Because of this, the same scene may be recorded at slightly different exposures, with some people preferring the lighter image and others preferring the darker image.

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About Ms. R.

Danielle Rochford has been a certified teacher for over 15 years, practicing her craft with middle school students in British Columbia, Canada. She is also a self-taught landscape photographer and founder of D-Roc Photography and Design. She has spent the past five years teaching online in such areas as English, Math, and Photography. She hopes to continue sharing her expertise with others now on Udemy. Danielle encourages her students to be interactive and provides many opportunities for discussion and feedback. In her spare time, she loves to travel and enjoy the solitude of nature. You will often find her traveling through Jasper, AB on a photography adventure.

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