Exposure Bracketing And Vibrant Closeups – Check Out Our Latest Update


Week after week, we state that “photography has the power of lightening up our daily lives,” and what a wonderful way of kick-starting our frantic routines by diving into some beautiful images in the comfort of our seats!

What about some flawlessly exposed photographs? This week's challenge is about bringing shadows to life and humbly behaved highlights. Here's our curation of exposure bracketing from Tersha's 657th challenge! And for those still wondering what this sophisticated expression means, look at this exposure bracketing article that every good photographer should know and an easy guide on exposure compensation.

Photo Of The Week – August 28th, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time, POTW goes to @dchester1001.
This shot is an amazingly good example of exposure bracketing because David used 7 images to create this!
On top of that, the image has wonderful lighting and a very effective color scheme.
Congrats, David!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy these bracketed photographs!

This is the result of 3 bracketed images brought together! Very natural look, don't you think?

catedral exposure bracketing
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Red barn in a field, a lone sentinel against time.

red barn
Copyright – Michael

The trick when doing bracketing in post-processing is to keep a balanced approach. Otherwise, you'll end up with funny HDR-looking shots.

subtle bracketing
Copyright – Tersha
purple flowers in the field
Copyright – Tersha
peaceful landscape with a lake
Copyright – Tersha

What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community

Patrick started a thread for experimental photography ideas, he presents himself playing around at home with a piece of perspex and some LED lights:

creative self portrait
Copyright – Patrick

Daniel shared some early morning fog from rural Minnesota, a beautiful landscape indeed!

fog rural Minnesota
Copyright – Daniel Krueger

Robert Apple captured this gorgeous portrait:

dog portrait
Copyright – Robert Apple

Dave Watkins shared what he thinks to be a black thread-waisted wasp on Queen Annes Lace:

wasp closeup
Copyright – Dave Watkins

And some color as well:

bee closeup yellow background
Copyright – Dave Watkins
purple flower
Copyright – Dave Watkins

And Beth captured another cinematic frame: Shot with Ulanzi mini tube light for backlighting, Godox LED panel wrapped in a paper towel to mimic the moonlight, and an LED light bead for the err..herbal cig. Atmosphere aerosol is used for some light haze. The blunt was held in place using a wire wrapped around the fingers. Blunt and beer cans came with a different non-Star Wars figure.

figurine shot low light
Copyright – Beth

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, look at the Members Picks, where our community shares their favorite photographs from our forums weekly.

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum has some nice pictures, and is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right place for those who want to grow fast as photographers.

Here, you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have the chance to critique your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and discuss, so please read the instructions in order to get a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions, and doubts on any or all of the images above. We also will be delighted to see some of your own images. Don't be shy, critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 658th challenge!

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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