A to Z Challenge: O is for Overexposure

Welcome to today’s post for the great Blogging A to Z Challenge!

Today is O is for Overexposure.

“Overexposure happens when more light enters the camera than it is required to make a good exposure. ”  http://www.school-of-digital-photography.com/2012/09/what-is-overexposure-in-photography.html

Anyone who has tried to take pictures outside on a bright, sunny day before checking their ISO levels, shutter speed, or aperture setting has seen this in action.  Well, I certainly have.

A high ISO, or slow shutter speed, or wide aperture in bright light causes pictures like this:

AV2 D-ISO1600

Sometimes you can fix overexposure in post production, but it’s never the same as making sure your camera is ready for that bright sunshine!

Of course, if you have an artistic bent, you can use overexposure to create some cool images.  Check out http://digital-photography-school.com/creative-overexposure/ to see some examples of pictures purposefully overexposed.

Oh, and check these out – I didn’t mean to overexpose them, but I think they are pretty cool.

Overexposure1 Overexposure2

So, there you have it.  A nice short post to begin the week!

Posted on April 18, 2016, in A to Z Challenge and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Those are pretty neat, yeah. Nice serendipity 🙂
    I joke with myself that I should do an ‘Overexposed’ doors post. I bet I have 3 dozen! lol

  2. I love the idea of using over exposure as a tool.

  3. The lower pictures you have – they did turn out pretty cool with the overexposure effect. They look like book covers or something. 🙂

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