The Science of Exposure and Metering

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Let’s go deep beyond the exposure triangle and look at the pathway which light travels from the scene to the sensor. In this course we will examine the elements of scene illuminance and luminance, various lens modifications which affect exposure, the exposure itself in terms of aperture and shutter speed, the sensor sensitivity, and lastly how cameras and light meters put all this information back together to obtain the proper exposure.

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There are 10.76 lux per footcandle, not the other way around. I got them flipped because I was thinking there are about 10 square feet in a square meter.

I spelled Optical wrong at 12:00 though if my petition with Webster’s is granted, it may just be the proper way to spell it in the coming years.

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