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Highlights Alert

Lesson 31 from: Mastering Your Digital Camera

Chris Weston

Highlights Alert

Lesson 31 from: Mastering Your Digital Camera

Chris Weston

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31. Highlights Alert

Turning on the highlight alert will make any overexposed areas in the scene blink. See how to use this tool for proper exposures in this lesson.

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Highlights Alert

Another tool for gauging the accuracy of exposures on a DSLR camera is the highlights alert screen, which is sometimes called the blinking screen because it blinks where the highlights a clipped. Now take a look at this scene. If we look at the photograph of this scene on the playback screen, when the blinkers are telling me is that the sky is overexposed and I need to make an adjustment to account for that now I have three choices. I can change lens aperture, Jane Shutter speed or eso on which of those three I choose will depend on my dominant variable on this scene. My main consideration is depth of field, so my dominant variable is lens aperture. So I'm going to adjust shutter speed and this process off. Shoot review Adjust. Reshoot is one of the beauties of digital photography. If you're shooting with a mirror list camera than in place of blink is, you get zebra stripes or what is technically known as eb oring. The information the cameras giving you is exactly the same, and you wil...

l deal with it in exactly the same way. The great beauty of the mirror system is that the information is live, and therefore you can make the adjustment before you take the picture. Both the hissed a gram and the highlight alerts a guys. What is happening with your exposure and using them will help ensure you get more accurate exposures more of the time. And that's important because country to popular belief, trying to fix incorrect exposures after the fact isn't as easy as it seems. And it may leave you having to solve unsolvable problem, I don't know.

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What a marvelous course! What a marvelous teacher! When I went to college, my father would always ask me about my professors, more than the courses themselves. He was passionate about learning and although too busy with earning an income to go beyond an undergrad degree, continued to read 50 books a year. I still remember how he'd get almost visibly excited when I'd tell him about some special professor who taught with such enthusiasm and, more than just passion, evident delight and joy in the subject. 'Ah they're the best, son. How wonderful you have such a teacher." Well, he passed away decades ago but if he were still around I'd get a kick out of telling him about Chris Weston, the 'Prof' of this course. He's one of the very special ones: a teacher who's loved and lived his vocation--his avocation--since he was a boy--and still is as excited about it now as he was then. The result: a course that seems to be more a labor of love--of pouring far more energy and thought into the details then one typically finds in these courses--than anything else. Bravo Chris! I'm already on to your next one.

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Chris is an amazing instructor who dissects theory giving amazing analogies that bring concepts to life. I have rarely been able to sit through most video course for more than a half-hour but watched this one from beginning to end. A good refresher course if you've been away from the camera for awhile or there are some concepts that still illude you. I highly recommend this course and look forward to watching his others. Thank you for the clarity and great explanations.

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This was an amazing class. I have looked at a number of basic photography classes. This one was by far the best I have seen. Chris is an exceptional teacher. He breaks things down into digestible information and then inspires you to be creative. Thank you!

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