What is bracketing?

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  1. blinded

    blinded TPF Noob!

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    I always hear people talking about "bracketing" their shots, or "bracket correctly" or something... what does this all mean?
     
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    It is when you take different exposures of the same frame. Say you get a meter reading of 1/60 f4 you could also shoot 1/30 and 1/125. This would give a few choices for the exposure you're after. With print film, half steps don't really show. But with slide film you may want to bracket in half stops.
     
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    You mean shoot 1/60 at F4 and 1/30 at f4 and 1/125 at f4? Just making sure you didn't mean to change the aperature too. Thanks!
     
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    Exactly. Of course you could keep the shutter speed the same and change the aperture.
     
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    hi blinded,

    bracket apertures for depth of field and background detail experiments.
    bracket shutter-speeds for a nice exposure. use the highest 'f'-number
    (smallest aperture) you can for detail.


    this is a very nice illustration :arrow: ....
    http://www.reflectiveimages.com/aperturebracketing.htm..//jack
     

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