Yesterday I gave a presentation at the weekly meeting for the University of Surrey Photographic Society. After discussing the content with the president I chose to go with a few slides on my methodology for landscape photography. It’s not that I consider myself an expert, but this is one topic that I’ve devoted more attention to in the last few years, and I thought a few others may find it useful.
I chose to focus on the problem of managing exposure. So I felt I had to start with a brief intro to the zone system, and how it can be applied simply to a modern digital workflow. I talked a bit about spot metering and the manual exposure mode, both of which most people would not normally use. Finally, I went through the more common options for dealing with a large exposure range, including exposure blending, grad filters, and some post-processing options.
Since I was asked for the slides, I thought I’d make them publicly available. Following a few minor fixes, and the addition of the classic Adams references, the slides can be downloaded from the following link: [photosoc2014-handouts].